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No bans here, it’s all aman and aasha

No bans here, it’s all aman and aasha

Humsaya, the Pakistani theatre festival currently on in Delhi, provides an opportunity for artistes to connect, present their art and share thoughts In the backdrop of a Pakistani theatre festival...
Happy Independence Day, neighbours

Happy Independence Day, neighbours

Indian school children have made special cards to send their counterparts across the border on the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day. On their side, Pakistani students are doing this for...
Theatre for peace: Mahesh Bhatt’s new cross-border collaboration

Theatre for peace: Mahesh Bhatt’s new cross-border collaboration

With three theatrical productions already under his belt and a fourth, ‘Milne Do’, underway, peacenik filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s new cross-border project is set to launch in Delhi...
Instead of competitive lunacy, try this…

Instead of competitive lunacy, try this…

Ordinary people in both Pakistan and India pay a heavy price for the games that our leaders play. For those who would like to see our countries face off against each other, we suggest some...
The Pakistan enigma

The Pakistan enigma

Indians who believe the narrative that Pakistanis hate India find it mind-boggling when they experience the intense love that ordinary Pakistanis have for them Indians and Pakistanis share the most...
A prayer for Karachi

A prayer for Karachi

Pampered with hospitality, I felt quite at home in Mumbai’s twin city On a warm Friday afternoon in Mumbai, I gaze at the wet ajrak hanging from my clothesline. I am fascinated by the play of red...
Nine days with enemies x/friends x/family members

Nine days with enemies x/friends x/family members

A frequent visitor to Pakistan, Indian businessman Parmod Pahwa recounts the story of his friend Surjit Anand who made a cross-border visit for the first time My friend Surjit Anand has long been...
Peace is a pre-requisite for development

Peace is a pre-requisite for development

A delegation of Indian peace activists visiting Pakistan engages with civil society at seminars and discussions in different cities An Indian delegation of peace activists comprising Syed Mazher...
Promoting people-to-people interaction, fighting religious intolerance and violence

Promoting people-to-people interaction, fighting religious intolerance and violence

Prominent Indian activists and scholars to participate in a forthcoming dialogue on peace and interfaith harmony in Karachi An interfaith and peace dialogue being held in Karachi this Saturday...
For Indians and Pakistanis, on-going visa woes

For Indians and Pakistanis, on-going visa woes

The uncertainty around visas for Indian groups attending a theatre festival in Pakistan again highlights the bureaucratic restrictions that prevent people-to-people meetings India and Pakistan...