Ancient Pakistan temples draw devotees from across faiths
Hinglaj Mata cave shrine
In their journeys across Pakistan to document old Hindu shrines, writer Reema Abbasi and photographer Madiha Aijaz find belief battling bigotry.

The Kalibari in Peshawar has a regular devotee who toggles between two identities. At home, up north in the Kurram Tribal Agency, she is Maria Salamat.

But here in the temples dedicated to Kali and Balmiki, she becomes Mala Kumari. She will not be allowed into the sanctum as Maria, and back home she cann ..... more




Befriending the 'other' Transcending boundaries: (left to right) Lavanya Nath, Chintan Girish Modi, Vani Valson, Anam Zakaria, Haroon Khalid A young Pakistani shares the story of the "unlearning" process that helped her overcome her stereotypes about Indians
By Anam Zakaria


The first time I met Indians was all the way in Canada, all the way back in 2007. Here's what I wrote about tha .....more

BRIEF A Pakistani investing in India
Fawzia Naqvi of the Soros Economic Development Fund has an unusual focus

Pakistani American Fawzia Naqvi, who heads the India investment portfolio for the Soros Economic Development Fund, is proud of being on .....more

Pakistani serials bring new At the launch of Zee Zindagi in India: Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi 'zindagi' to Indian TV screens
The Pakistani television serials taking India by storm? "Long overdue," veteran Pakistani actor Samina Peerzada tells an Indian journalist
By Yusra Husain


A jovial voice from Pakistan greets me over the t .....more

A road trip for peace In Spain: Star Malik with his peace message Meet Star Malik, a man on a mission. The 34 year-old, self-proclaimed "Peace and Friendship Envoy for Pakistan and India" is driving across three continents, 21 countries and 65 cities for this cause. And he refuses to let his degenerative eye disease stop him.

T .....more

Preserving Dilip Kumar's house in Peshawar Yousaf Khan's family house in Qissa Khwani Bazar, Peshawar By Yudhvir Rana,TNN
A house lost in the narrow alleys of the bustling city of Peshawar is becoming a focus of attention in both India and Pakistan. After bestowing him with Nishan-e-Imtiaz in 1998, the country's highest civilian award, Pakistan will give a new .....more

BRIEF A most unusual flash mob
Delhi University Students for Peace pick up pace ahead of their August plans


The theatre crew of the Delhi University Students for Peace organised a Flash Mob for India-Pakistan peace early Sunday morning, July 13, 2014 at Conna .....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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