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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...
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...
Amjad Sabri’s assassination: Why extremists hate the sufi qawwali

Amjad Sabri’s assassination: Why extremists hate the sufi qawwali

It takes a sufi to go looking for trouble, irreverently turning his face away from the reigning gods, clerics and rituals. “Na toh butkade ki talab mujhe/ Na haram ke dar ki talash hai/ Jahan lut...
Why a Sena attack on Najam Sethi is ironic

Why a Sena attack on Najam Sethi is ironic

Dear Mr Najam Sethi, Ashamed as we are for what the Shiv Sena mob subjected you to last Monday, my concern here is not for the IndoPak series. You had emailed us in anguish that evening: “I am...
Pakistan’s Mother Teresa with roots in Bapu’s Kathiawar sheltered Geeta

Pakistan’s Mother Teresa with roots in Bapu’s Kathiawar sheltered Geeta

Deaf and mute Indian woman Geeta is set to return home from Pakistan after 12 years thanks largely to Salman Khan-starrer Bollywood film Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s success. The reel life story of the...
Breaking the Indo-Pak jinx: Why are we not moving on?

Breaking the Indo-Pak jinx: Why are we not moving on?

Nisid Hajari’s new book ‘Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition’ probes the question of why India-Pakistan relations are so jinxed and so far from being like...
Humanity, the path to peace

Humanity, the path to peace

It’s time to look inwards and see what each of us can do to promote peace, rather than blaming our governments I am writing this for those who know how to love. After my article in Aman ki...