By Beena Sarwar
Beena Sarwar
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...
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...