The "DearNeighbour" Peace Challenge
Pause, hush: listen to your inner voice
A 'velfie' movement is sweeping social media as Indians and Pakistanis share video messages for peace. Are the politicians listening?

By Beena Sarwar


A three-minute film urging people to converse with each other to break animosity has gone viral. And so has the hashtag #DearNeighbour and 'velfies' - video selfies - shared by Indians and Pakistanis with goodwill messages for each other, expressing love, friendship and the desire to visit each other' ..... more




Your enemy is my enemy A classroom in Afghanistan: student exchanges can go a long way towards reducing misconceptions The way forward for Afghanistan, Pakistan and India is a comprehensive approach and serious regional commitment, possible only if all three countries shed their rivalries and work together

By Dr. Hanif-ur-Rahman and Jamshed Khan


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"Crazy" maybe... but so sweet Diwali mithai: A chowkidar in Karachi Piyush Badhani, a young IT professional working with Apple in California, recently hit upon an unusual way of reaching out to his online friends in Karachi.

For some time now, during discussions over Rakhi, Diwali, even New Year and his own birthday .....more

BRIEFS Meesha Shafi: 'Some light in these dark times'
Meesha Shafi's peace message


When asked her views on Aman ki Asha, popular singer and actor Meesha Shafi said, "I love all what Aman ki Asha stands for. Some light in these dark times."

"Our heritage, our c .....more

Don't want ties to be held hostage to Kashmir issue: Pakistan envoy Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit  said his country doesn't like the relationship with India to be held hostage to the J&K issue but both countries should make sincere efforts to resolve the problem. HYDERABAD: Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit on Sunday said his country doesn't like the relationship with India to be held hostage to the J&K issue but both countries should make sincere efforts to resolve the problem.

Expressing the hope that .....more

Grown seeds of the same soil Gaurav Chavan and Ramsha Jahangir continue their online cross-border discussion. Three previous installments have been published in earlier editions

Gaurav Chavan: Do you have any conviction in "peace talks" between our two nations? Do .....more

BRIEFS Gurudwara Janam Asthan Sri Nankana Sahib: November 6, 2014. Photo: Babar Jalandhari, Aman ki Asha fb group 1,800 Sikh yatrees visit Pakistan
Some 1,800 Sikh pilgrims from India arrived in Pakistan last Friday on special trains to celebrate the 546th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikh religion, at the Gurudwara Panja Sahib in Hassanabdal.more


Joint statement by Editors of Jang Group & Times of India

Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share. The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. There is a collective paralysis of the will, induced by the trauma of birth, amplified by false starts, mistrust, periodic outbreaks of violence, suspicion, misplaced jingoism and diplomatic doublespeak. Hypnotized by their own mantra, the two states are reluctant to move towards normalization until certain terms and certain promises are kept.

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Articles

The world has seen worse cases of animosity

Thursday, July 12, 2012
by Ammar Shahbazi
Cultural and linguistic bonds of a civilization are stronger than its religious bonds, says professor Naeem ur Rehman Farooqi, former Pro Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University. "So the connection between India and Pakistan is inherent and intrinsic, something that no political and military power can ever erode" In an interview with Aman Ki Asha, he said that the history of a civilisation cann

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Special Edition

55_7-03-2011_1.jpgThe News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.

Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were released after the talks. ....read more

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