Author : Aman Ki Asha

A cricketer prime minister and hope for a religious corridor

A cricketer prime minister and hope for a religious corridor

As Pakistan’s cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan takes oath as prime minister, the Sikh community the world over wonder whether they will ever be granted easy access to their holy sites in...
Pakistan, India, Independence Days: A peace pilgrimage to Wagah border

Pakistan, India, Independence Days: A peace pilgrimage to Wagah border

Aman Dost Yatra, a courageous journey for peace spearheaded by young Indian activists, is headed from Delhi to Amritsar, aiming to reach Wagah border on the evening of 14 August to jointly celebrate...
India, Pakistan prisoners released, repatriated ahead of Independence Day

India, Pakistan prisoners released, repatriated ahead of Independence Day

On Tuesday, August 7, India released 14 Pakistani fishermen who had been captured in India’s territorial waters around three years ago. On Sunday, Pakistan released 30 Indian prisoners, including...
New music video: Two nations, two anthems and one dream

New music video: Two nations, two anthems and one dream

Happy Independence Day Pakistan, and India. Check out this music video: “Two Nations, Two Anthems and One Dream” by friends of Media Collective-Delhi, for Pakistan-India People’s...
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...