Beena Sarwar
PERSONAL POLITICAL: Rest in peace, comrade Kutty. The struggle continues

PERSONAL POLITICAL: Rest in peace, comrade Kutty. The struggle continues

Early Sunday morning in Karachi, a little over a month after his 89th birthday on 18 July 2019, B. M. Kutty slipped into the ever after. Lifelong activist, trade unionist, political worker,...
Commemorating Joint Independence Day together, India Pakistan citizens call for peace

Commemorating Joint Independence Day together, India Pakistan citizens call for peace

As India and Pakistan enter yet another tense phase in relations following the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as an autonomous state, peace activists from either side continue...
Gulzar’s Ijaazat and Lahore’s Mira Hashmi

Gulzar’s Ijaazat and Lahore’s Mira Hashmi

Aandhi, Angoor, and Ijaazat – the titles of three classical films by the great writer, poet and filmmaker Gulzar – are now the subject of a trilogy just published by HarperCollins India. Two of...
Pakistanis pay tribute to Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar

Pakistanis pay tribute to Indian journalist Kuldip Nayar

The passing away of the veteran journalist, political activist and peacemonger Kuldip Nayar has evoked great sadness as well as a resolve to keep working for his values not only in India but the land...
Remembering the ‘gentle giant of India Pakistan peace’

Remembering the ‘gentle giant of India Pakistan peace’

R.I.P. Kuldip Nayar, 1923-2018 The celebrated journalist, author, parliamentarian, peacemonger Kuldip Nayar flagged off the Aman Dost Yatraat the Gandhi Darshan in New Delhi on August 12 this year,...
Nowhere man: An accidental Pakistani with Indian family seeks Indian citizenship

Nowhere man: An accidental Pakistani with Indian family seeks Indian citizenship

In a wonderful gift at the advent of Ramzan, on 17 May, the Indian High Commission in Islamabad granted a visit visa to Muhammad Viqar Sharif, 47, an accidental Pakistani stuck in a boys’ hostel in...
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...