A labourer carries rock salt at Khewra, Pakistan. Pink salt has become a political issue in Pakistan, after a story on social media that India has been re-exporting the salt worldwide and labelling it “made in India”. Photo: Reuters
Sabena Siddiqi
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Eye on Asia by Sabena Siddiqi

Himalayan pink salt was never a source of Pakistani pride. Then it became ‘made in India’

  • Pink salt has become a matter of sovereignty in Pakistan, after the public discovered that India had been re-exporting it. Pakistan must come up with a new strategy for processing, marketing and reclaiming the salt

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A labourer carries rock salt at Khewra, Pakistan. Pink salt has become a political issue in Pakistan, after a story on social media that India has been re-exporting the salt worldwide and labelling it “made in India”. Photo: Reuters
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn prepare to lay wreaths during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London on November 10. Photo: AP
Philip Bowring
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Philip Bowring

Brexit-beset Britain and Modi’s India are plagued by an inward-looking nationalism that makes them lesser, not greater

  • The leaders of Britain’s two major parties both see little use for the European Union because they are stuck in the past
  • Likewise, India’s leaders reject diversity and broader trade to indulge Hindu nationalist fantasies about the past

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn prepare to lay wreaths during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London on November 10. Photo: AP
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