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Our beyond-borders story and tea for peace initiative

Our beyond-borders story and tea for peace initiative

Two young women from Karachi and Kolkata tell the story of their friendship and the virtual tea shop they have launched in defiance of the tensions that bedevil their countries’ political...
India, Pakistan: Global StandOut for Peace in South Asia

India, Pakistan: Global StandOut for Peace in South Asia

In a response to escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, peace-lovers around the globe are joining hands in a Global StandOut for Peace in South Asia. The citizen-initiated event, taking...
Indian, Pakistani students and staff at Harvard demand peace

Indian, Pakistani students and staff at Harvard demand peace

Over 140 Indian and Pakistani students, faculty members and staff at Harvard University have issued a statement calling for lasting peace between India and Pakistan and urged both governments,...
PM Imran says Pakistan to release Indian pilot tomorrow as peace gesture

PM Imran says Pakistan to release Indian pilot tomorrow as peace gesture

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan will release Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a peace gesture. The pilot was captured by Pakistani forces after...
Dear leaders, please come up with a solution beyond playing war-war

Dear leaders, please come up with a solution beyond playing war-war

Dear friends, I might sound like a nut right now and I would like to say sorry in advance if I hurt anyone’s sentiments. First let me introduce myself. I am Padmini Kumari, daughter of Thakur Man...
Peace body demands urges India, Pakistan to show restraint, avoid “war like situation”

Peace body demands urges India, Pakistan to show restraint, avoid “war like situation”

The Pakistan India Peoples’ Forum for Peace & Democracy (PIPFPD) has issued a statement about the escalating tensions between the two countries, urging them to exercise restraint. Text below....
India, Pakistan leadership on trial

India, Pakistan leadership on trial

Whoever the terrorists involved with the Pulwama suicide bombing of February 14 identify with, their objective quite obviously was to aggravate confrontation between India and Pakistan. The...
Poem: “I told her a lie” (There are no winners in war)

Poem: “I told her a lie” (There are no winners in war)

Somehow, somewhere, peacemakers are keeping hope alive, against all odds.  One day, if they win, they will save a lot of lives and humanity on both sides. Sharing here a poem I wrote in January 2014...
Diaspora, technology and oral history: Developing linkages, opening spaces

Diaspora, technology and oral history: Developing linkages, opening spaces

Diaspora and technology. These critical aspects of ‘globalisation’ have emerged in recent decades even as ties between India and Pakistan continue to be strained. Both aspects, particularly...
A conversation through the drums of war

A conversation through the drums of war

As border tensions and political rhetoric escalate, a Pakistani talks to his Indian college friend He says “You are not like your brethren, In you I’ve only known kindness, compassion and...