Food for thought: The glue binding India and Pakistan

Dishes with links to both nations a reminder that food transcends political divide: Analysts

An outlet of the much-loved Karachi Bakery in India was forced to cover up the first half of its name to pacify protesters who had gathered outside the store on Feb 22 to demand that the signboard with the firm's name, which it shares with a Pakistan
An outlet of the much-loved Karachi Bakery in India was forced to cover up the first half of its name to pacify protesters who had gathered outside the store on Feb 22 to demand that the signboard with the firm's name, which it shares with a Pakistani city, be removed.PHOTO: TWITTER

As anti-Pakistan sentiment edged towards a crescendo in India, a group of Hindu right-wing activists in Bengaluru had an "enemy" camp locked in their crosshairs.

They were determined to purge India of links with Pakistan in the wake of the Feb 14 suicide attack in Kashmir which killed 40 Indian troops. The attack was claimed by a terror group based in Pakistan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Food for thought: The glue binding India and Pakistan'. Print Edition | Subscribe