Day trip to Edinburgh: going to a different country?

Is Scotland the nation and the United Kingdom merely the political state? Are ‘Scottish’ and ‘British’ mutually exclusive identities? When the train leaves Durham and heads north to Edinburgh, what border am I crossing?

Crossing the Divide: a perspective on India and Pakistan 70 years post-Independence

A trip across the greatly contested border between India and Pakistan on the 70th anniversary of Independence.