By Beena Sarwar
Beena Sarwar
Once spy vs spy, now retired chiefs of RAW and ISI co-author a book

Once spy vs spy, now retired chiefs of RAW and ISI co-author a book

The just-published Spy Chronicles is written as a conversation between two former spy chiefs — A.S. Dulat, RAW, India, and Asad Durrani, ISI, Pakistan — and senior journalist Aditya...
 India, Pakistan must build on prisoner exchange agreement

 India, Pakistan must build on prisoner exchange agreement

The best news in some time is that India and Pakistan are rising above their differences and joining hands for a humanitarian cause – they have agreed to exchange vulnerable prisoners (women,...
The fisherman’s tragedy

The fisherman’s tragedy

Indian fisherman dies in Karachi days before his impending release, grieving family waits for his body Imagine you are a fisherman. Born into poverty. Born in a small coastal village in India. Or...
From Lyari to Mumbai: A creative cross-border collaboration

From Lyari to Mumbai: A creative cross-border collaboration

Meet Maheen Zia and Miriam Chandy, the Indo-Pak filmmakers of the documentary ‘Lyari Notes’ featuring a rock musician and his girl students in Karachi “It has been my dream to eliminate borders...
Farewell Om Puri (October 18, 1950 – January 6, 2017)

Farewell Om Puri (October 18, 1950 – January 6, 2017)

The legendary Indian actor leaves a legacy of humanistic and compassionate values and peace aspirations Legendary actor Om Puri’s untimely death has saddened film and peace lovers not only in India...
#PyarBorderPaar and a Dubai song for Aman ki Asha

#PyarBorderPaar and a Dubai song for Aman ki Asha

When Pakistani journalist Desiree Francis visited India for the first time in 2012 and wrote about her experiences for Aman ki Asha, it led to some unexpected outcomes. After Aman ki Asha published...
Pakistan’s Sikh legacy: beyond religion, beyond borders

Pakistan’s Sikh legacy: beyond religion, beyond borders

“If you could visit any place in Pakistan, where would you go?” asks Amardeep Singh whenever he gives a talk to introduce his recently published travelogue Lost Heritage – The Sikh Legacy In...
An Indo-Pak tribute to Amjad Sabri

An Indo-Pak tribute to Amjad Sabri

Pakistani Sufi singers touring USA dedicate performances to Amjad Sabri The morning of Wednesday, 22 June 2016 dawned in New York with shattering news of the target killing of Amjad Sabri in broad...
“I experienced nothing but love in Pakistan” — Amardeep Singh, author of travelogue on Pakistan’s Sikh legacy, grateful to Pakistan embassy for the visa

“I experienced nothing but love in Pakistan” — Amardeep Singh, author of travelogue on Pakistan’s Sikh legacy, grateful to Pakistan embassy for the visa

“I experienced nothing but love in Pakistan,” says Amardeep Singh, author of the photo-illustrated travelogue “Lost Heritage – The Sikh Legacy In Pakistan”, published in January 2016...
“We need to inculcate sportsman spirit in our kids” – Sana Mir

“We need to inculcate sportsman spirit in our kids” – Sana Mir

Amidst ongoing hostilities between India and Pakistan at the official levels, members of the Pakistan Women’s National Cricket Team garnered huge support from Indian crowds during their recent...