Author : Tulika Bathija

Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

I cannot find the words to express my grief over the disappearance of my dear friend Raza from Lahore. When I heard that he was missing, it shook me to the fibre of my being. How can a man who...
Bartering peace in Kashmir

Bartering peace in Kashmir

A barter trade connecting people across Kashmir’s “Berlin Wall” is perilously close to being shut down In October, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in South Asia on the ninth...
Growing up with Shashi Kapoor in Pakistan

Growing up with Shashi Kapoor in Pakistan

A Pakistani journalist recalls dealing with a childhood tragedy and identifying with the more relaxed fun-loving Shashi Kapoor who resembled her often-absent father while a hyper-aggressive uncle was...
A young Indian activist’s anguished post about her disappeared colleague in Pakistan

A young Indian activist’s anguished post about her disappeared colleague in Pakistan

Young Indian activist Devika Mittal in Delhi has written a moving post about the disappearance of her friend and colleague Raza Khan in Pakistan. Mittal, one of the leaders of the cross-border youth...
#FindRaza Aaghaz-e-Dosti concerned about whereabouts of Raza Mehmood Khan

#FindRaza Aaghaz-e-Dosti concerned about whereabouts of Raza Mehmood Khan

The cross-border youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti (start of friendship) has issued a statement expressing concern about the disappearance of Raza Khan, the group’s Pakistan Convener. Raza Khan was...
Returning inadvertent border-crossers: Glimpses of humanity

Returning inadvertent border-crossers: Glimpses of humanity

Indian border security returns 12-year old inadvertent border-crosser to Pakistan A 12-year-old Pakistani boy apprehended by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Jaisalmer, India, has been...
Why peace between India and Pakistan should be a US foreign policy priority

Why peace between India and Pakistan should be a US foreign policy priority

US President Trump’s South Asia policy speech in August was more measured than his usual diatribe but he missed an important logical policy initiative. Noting Pakistan as a hindrance to the Afghan...
India Pakistan cricket #KhelneDo

India Pakistan cricket #KhelneDo

“It’s just a game” doesn’t apply to any cricket match between India and Pakistan. But in recent years, fans have been stepping beyond national positions to support the other...
A minute for peace with Pope Francis, June 8, 2017, 1:00 pm

A minute for peace with Pope Francis, June 8, 2017, 1:00 pm

India Pakistan peace supporters have participated in several global prayer vigils in past years. What have these actions accomplished? We don’t know for sure but we do know that there is...
Vinod Khanna: A tribute to Bollywood Star from his birthplace Peshawar

Vinod Khanna: A tribute to Bollywood Star from his birthplace Peshawar

By Omer Farooq Khan PESHAWAR: Art has no boundaries. In Pakistan, celebrated actor Vinod Khanna’s death trended at number two on twitter with people paying rich tributes to him. Even Pakistan...