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70 years on: The common man looks so similar

70 years on: The common man looks so similar

Aspirations for peace between India and Pakistan came to the fore at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival, with sessions featuring the legendary poet Gulzar and activists Saira Shah Halim and Ruchhita...
“Talks might not produce immediate results, but engagement is necessary” — Abdul Basit

“Talks might not produce immediate results, but engagement is necessary” — Abdul Basit

Prominent journalists, activists participate in a farewell event for the outgoing Pakistan ambassador to India “If we can look at bilateral ties rationally rather than emotionally, the need to...
The fisherman’s tragedy

The fisherman’s tragedy

Indian fisherman dies in Karachi days before his impending release, grieving family waits for his body Imagine you are a fisherman. Born into poverty. Born in a small coastal village in India. Or...
Pakistani infant returns home after receiving heart treatment in India

Pakistani infant returns home after receiving heart treatment in India

NEW DELHI: Pakistani infant, who had a hole in the heart and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had intervened in the case and arranged medical visa for his parents, has returned to...
Aman Shanti: If not now, when? If not us, who? Children speak

Aman Shanti: If not now, when? If not us, who? Children speak

Two Indian teens in Mumbai respond to a Pakistani school girl’s plea for peace “The meaning of my name ‘Aman’ is peace”, wrote Aman Shahid, a sixth-grade student in Lahore. “I am sure...
Namaste Pakistan!

Namaste Pakistan!

As an Indian well-wisher of Pakistan, I really hope that this is a turning point in our neighbour’s history As expected, conventional as well as social media was abuzz after the game. Gracious...
India releases Pakistani children who crossed border unintentionally

India releases Pakistani children who crossed border unintentionally

By Zahid Shirwani ISLAMABAD: Following diplomatic initiatives by High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi, Indian authorities on Monday released two Pakistani children who unintentionally crossed...
Retired officers and a vision for peace

Retired officers and a vision for peace

A young writer whose father served in the Pakistan Army reflects on issues highlighted by a peace resolution endorsed by a range of prominent people, including retired military officers My father...
Pakistan releases 63 fishermen mid-sea after India rescues Pakistanis

Pakistan releases 63 fishermen mid-sea after India rescues Pakistanis

After the Indian Coast Guard released two rescued Pakistani marines on Tuesday following an accident at sea, the Pakistan Marine Security Agency reciprocated by releasing 63 Indian fishermen along...
Youth group brings India-Pakistan students together over a Skype discussion

Youth group brings India-Pakistan students together over a Skype discussion

Aaghaz-e-Dosti’s Eleventh Indo-Pak Classroom Connect between students in Punjab, Pakistan and Mumbai, India, helps break stereotypes The India-Pakistan youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Start of...