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The Food Lab: Better Channa Masala With a World Tour of Techniques

As one of the most popular dishes in the world, both in and out of India and Pakistan, channa masala (or chana masala, chole masala, or chholay, depending on where you're from)—chickpeas cooked in a spicy and tangy tomato-based sauce—is the kind of dish that stirs passions in the recipe-writing community. THis version might not taste like your grandmother's, but we promise that it tastes damn good.

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Wazir Khan’s Mosque, in the heart of the Walled City of Lahore, is one of the most thoroughly documented and discussed monuments of old Lahore.

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Madam Noorjehan who was a legendary singer and actress in British India and Pakistan. Her career spanned seven decades. She was renowned as one of the greatest and most influential singers of her time in South Asia and was given the honorific title of Malika-e-Tarannum meaning the queen of melody.. She holds a remarkable record of 10,000 songs to her singing credits in various languages of India and Pakistan including Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi and Sindhi languages.

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from The Atlantic

The Birth and Partition of a Nation: India's Independence Told in Photos

Pakistan. Peshawar, 1947. The Partition of a Nation. In 1947 the British Raj became the two independent nations, India and Pakistan

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Karachi. Karachi is the largest and most populous metropolitan city of Pakistan and its main seaport and financial center, as well as the capital of Sindh province.

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