Memorial includes photographs, newspaper clippings and donated personal items
BIRTH OF TWO NATIONS AND A MILLION DEATHS
After Britain ended its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent, two independent nations were created in its place - the secular, Hindu-majority nation of India, and the Islamic republic of Pakistan.
The division, widely referred to as Partition, sparked massive rioting that killed up to 1 million, while another 15 million fled their homes in one of the world’s largest ever human migrations, with Muslims embarking for the newly formed Pakistan as Hindus and Sikhs moved in the opposite direction.
Those who survived the treacherous journey poured into fetid camps erected in cities already pushed to the brink by violence, looting and food shortages.
Indian, Pakistani in-laws tell young generations why looking back is no longer an option
Common culinary heritage that runs through the subcontinent makes its cuisine popular around the world
The very idea of splitting a country with religion as the common denominator, had the seeds of decades of future bloodshed engendered in it
Modi unfurls the national flag at the Red Fort kicking off India's Independence Day celebrations
Here are snapshots of the front-pages of some of the newspapers from around the globe on the way they reported the end of British rule in the Indian sub-continent and the birth of two nations.
'We met in London where both of us were studying when we were 22 and after a year, we were married,' says Shamira
‘I felt an instant connect with my husband and that seemed more important to me than anything else,’ says Salima
Say such divisions lose meaning in a country where all cultures live harmoniously
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, accompanied by his wife and two children, offer prayers at the Golden Temple
Archaeologists exploring the word’s biggest flooded cave in Mexico have discovered ancient human remains at least 9,000 years old and the bones of animals who roamed the earth during the last Ice Age
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai during his week-long visit to India
From government officials to presidents to prominent businessmen, everyone gets a bear hug from him during the meets
US and Thai marines slurp snake blood and eat scorpions in a jungle survival programme as part of the two nations’ annual Cobra Gold war games
With US pulling out of TPP, Tokyo has the potential to shape the entire East Asian alignment
Increased interaction with leaders can be a learning process and help the US president reassure America’s allies, particularly in Asia, and preserve US interests
The Communist (Marxist) party has once again shot itself in the foot by ruling out any alliance with the Congress — too early in the day
PPP candidate for Senate from the minority Hindu community hopes to be the voice of the rural poor and the oppressed in the parliament
A comprehensive clean-up of the county’s institutions, backed by respect for the rule of law, is a must for the nation
The waiting game continues as the US and Taliban fear that a change of approach may mean defeat that they are not prepared to risk
Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma will play the lead in the romance to hit screens in India on October 5
Director will start work on two film projects — a Punjabi and an Urdu feature