The Subcontinental is a South Asian Voices (SAV) podcast on strategic issues in South Asia. SAV is an online magazine featuring rising South Asian analysts. It aims to foster free-flowing, critical debate on South Asia’s security, economic, and political issues, with a special focus on nuclear matters.
This episode of The Subcontinental features guest Salman Ahmad, the founder of Pakistani rock band Junoon. Salman and his wife, Samina, run the Salman & Samina Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI), dedicated to increasing understanding, cooperation and mutual enrichment among cultures. He recently produced the film Open Your Eyes, a documentary about love and life in Nepal, and is the author of Rock & Roll Jihad: A Muslim Rock Star’s Revolution.
Salman joins Host Dr. Sameer Lalwani to discuss a number of contemporary issues on the subcontinent including: art as a bridge for building peace with India, social initiatives and domestic insecurity, and the future of Pakistan. Questions submitted by listeners on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #SAVPodcast are also featured! Plus, Salman previews the upcoming silver anniversary album of Junoon, set to come out in August! Want to hear more from Salman and Junoon? Well, Salman graciously allowed The Subcontinental to take its theme music from Junoon‘s famous “musical conversation” “Jugal Bandi”! Check out the list of links to additional songs at the bottom of the page while you wait for the release of the #Junoon25.
A) Ghoom Tana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86fVq7iJcG4
C) Nobel Peace Prize https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hCKatnsdjk
D) Accountability Song Ehtesaab https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0olJuQBJHg
E) Sayonee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GLYKYgSE0Y
H) Jazba Junoon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MICEA4lXpjM
I) Dil Dil / Jazba medley with Junaid Jamshed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDEkU3msNyI