By Alauddin Mohammad
The visa, travel and trade constraints that exist between the countries of South Asia make it the world's least connected region. Political insurgencies, fragile democratic institutions, fundamentalism, terrorism and ethnic conflicts all threaten regional peace and prosperity. H ..... more
This lyric essay is dedicated to my friend, Sadiqa Ali Sultan, from Quetta in Pakistan. Sadiqa runs a community TV channel that seeks to be a voice of the Hazara community, and she is passionate about standing in solidarity with movements of non-v .....more
I got to interact with Indians for the first time while studying in UK. I was the only Pakistani in my class, and there were six Indian girls -- who treated me completely differently from what I expected.
Living in Pakistan one hates .....more
The Urdu Academy of North America in its monthly gatherings in the San Francisco Bay Area attracts an eclectic blend of Indians and Pakistanis, some of who drive for hours to attend the event.
Its Mehfil-e-Sher-o-Sukhan last Sunda .....more
Kalidas' Shakuntala, Karachi
The National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) has given a modern twist to the centuries-old Sanskrit drama 'Shakuntala' by Kalidas, being performed at the academy's theatre April 17-27 at 8 pm, daily T .....more
Mahesh Kumar, a resident of Larkana and brother of the visiting woman Sarala Devi, said that the tragic incident occurred when her sister emb .....more
After a gap of 13 years, veteran poet Gulzar's name will be appearing on the credits of a film as more than a writer and lyricist - he is also t .....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.
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
The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
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