Sheema Kermani: File photo

Cultural crossings

At the South Asia Women’s Conference in Mumbai, Pakistani dancer Sheema Kermani performed to Indian singer Neela Bhagwat singing the poems of Faiz and Mukta Bai. The Conference was jointly organised by the Tata Institute for Social Sciences Centre for Women’s Studies and Mrinal Gore Centre for Social Justice and Peace in South Asia.

“This totally improvised performance with Neela singing and myself dancing is something that we had been wanting to do since the last ten years and finally we did it!” wrote Kermani on her Facebook page.

May there be many such  more.

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