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What option do India and Pakistan have but friendship and peace?

What option do India and Pakistan have but friendship and peace?

Peace marchers going on foot from Gandhi Ashram across Gujarat to the Indo-Pak border, received great support on the ground including from PM Modi’s wife Jashodaben Modi for their demands for...
Pakistan hands over two fishermen to India

Pakistan hands over two fishermen to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Friday handed over two Indian prisoners to Indian authorities at Wagha Border. The prisoners who are fishermen have been handed over to India as a good will gesture, said press...
From the ‘other’ side

From the ‘other’ side

A Pakistani who has visited India several times revisited recently, now that hostilities between the neighbouring countries have spiked again. What changes did he notice? On March 30, 2018, I was one...
Sepoy Jaspal Singh: A glimmer of hope that must be followed up, not extinguished

Sepoy Jaspal Singh: A glimmer of hope that must be followed up, not extinguished

In 2012, Indian Army Sepoy Jaspal Singh of 15 Punjab, presumed dead in the 1971 Indo-Pak war was found alive at an air base prison in Oman. There has been no progress on this case since then While...
Art heart: Breaking barriers, repairing rifts

Art heart: Breaking barriers, repairing rifts

A ground-breaking group exhibition of Pakistani and Indian artists opens in New York on June 28 Pale Sentinels: Metaphors for Dialogues A Tribute to Priya Ravish Mehra Curated by Salima Hashmi Aicon...
Five Pakistani students graduate from SAU

Five Pakistani students graduate from SAU

Rising Kashmir News Srinagar Five Pakistani students have graduated from the South Asian University (SAU) in New Delhi. The students were awarded degrees during the 3rd Convocation of SAU held on 7...
With tram ride, Pakistan students enjoy old-world charm of Kolkata

With tram ride, Pakistan students enjoy old-world charm of Kolkata

KOLKATA: It was a ride they had only read about in books. So, when 72 students and teachers from Pakistan reached the Kidderpore tram depot on a hot and humid Sunday afternoon, their joy knew no...
Off-track: A twenty-five year old peace story

Off-track: A twenty-five year old peace story

In the early 1990s I was privileged to attend one of the earliest unofficial track residential workshops and dialogues in South Asia, at a time when there was a proliferation of such efforts aimed at...
N.M. Rashid’s universal poem on life, light, and fear

N.M. Rashid’s universal poem on life, light, and fear

Joy of Urdu Boston launch at MIT As a Bengali born and brought up in UP who loves Urdu literature, sadly I don’t know how to read and write the Urdu script. But since most Urdu literature has been...
Needed: A change of heart

Needed: A change of heart

Sixty to seventy thousand children in Pakistan are born with congenital heart disease every year. A shortage of doctors has pushed people to seek treatment across the border but the Indian embassy...