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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...
Briefs

Briefs

Indians donate blood for Pakistani patient ‘This is the best Holi gift to me,’ said Pakistani liver patient after life-saving surgery at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi enabled by...
Just a stone’s throw away

Just a stone’s throw away

My view and experience of knowing my people across the border By Neil Mistry I am just a guy from a suburb in Bombay. Since early days, I have wondered what it is that keeps Pakistan and India at bay...
A little bit of India in Lahore

A little bit of India in Lahore

The Lahore Literary Festivals provides a platform for Indians and Pakistanis to share views The third edition of the Lahore Literary Festival concluded last weekend, a three-day extravaganza attended...
‘Milne Do’ and a visit to Lahore

‘Milne Do’ and a visit to Lahore

Our cross-border production is ambitious given the restrictive visa regime and tensions between India and Pakistan but we are ready to take on this daunting task By Imran Zahid We have been back in...
A little bit of Pakistan in Kolkata

A little bit of Pakistan in Kolkata

Come January, the city’s literary festivals provide us the opportunity to meet some scintillating minds from Pakistan By Ruchhita Kazaria Come January and my heart begins to sing. That is when...