Amidst skirmishes along the Line of Control (LoC) and a threat of further military escalation between Pakistan and India, a flicker of hope appears in the form of a satirical rap song by the dynamic sister duo, Bushra Ansari and Asma Abbas. Illustrating the harsh realities and craving for amity, the song Humsaye Maa Jaye has gone viral on various social media platforms and is immensely appreciated by Pakistanis and Indians alike.
The Punjabi song is written by Ansari and Abbas’ elder sister and poetess, Neelum Ahmed Bashir. It is a straightforward rap tête-à-
tête between two neighbours who are sharing their feelings and love for each other irrespective of the hostilities between their countries.
The song’s description on Ansari’s newly launched YouTube channel states that it is “a music video that goes beyond war and borders to the hearts of people living so close, and yet so far away…”.