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As India-Pakistan airspace opens, Pakistani official calls to check safe landing of Indian jet in Delhi, wishes Eid Mubarak

As India-Pakistan airspace opens, Pakistani official calls to check safe landing of Indian jet in Delhi, wishes Eid Mubarak

Just after midnight on June 4, there was a call from Pakistan to a flight operations centre at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The caller was director of Pakistan civil aviation...
Dreaming of peace dividends: Revival of Shimla-Murree linkages

Dreaming of peace dividends: Revival of Shimla-Murree linkages

The upcoming visa-free Kartarpur Corridor revives hope for another almost forgotten dividend of peace: a visa-free Western Pahari corridor India and Pakistan’s agreement to build the visa-free...
An Indo-Pak Eid event in Sweden

An Indo-Pak Eid event in Sweden

An India Pakistan peace event will take place Tuesday in Sweden, with a documentary film, panel discussion, calendar launch and Eid dinner. The event is free and open to the public but the organisers...
Why cross-border trade is important and must be revived at the earliest

Why cross-border trade is important and must be revived at the earliest

In the absence of banking and communication facilities, cross-LoC trade had made a remarkable contribution to the improvement of the economic conditions of marginalised communities across the Line of...
Amidst election fever, India repatriates 13 Pakistani prisoners

Amidst election fever, India repatriates 13 Pakistani prisoners

  Election fever in India has overshadowed news of the repatriation of 13 Pakistanis from Indian prisons Tuesday. The move is an indication of the continuation and success of diplomacy even as...
Gulzar’s Ijaazat and Lahore’s Mira Hashmi

Gulzar’s Ijaazat and Lahore’s Mira Hashmi

Aandhi, Angoor, and Ijaazat – the titles of three classical films by the great writer, poet and filmmaker Gulzar – are now the subject of a trilogy just published by HarperCollins India. Two of...
Sister Act: Women Warriors for Peace Rap With Punjabi Poetry

Sister Act: Women Warriors for Peace Rap With Punjabi Poetry

As tensions between India and Pakistan soared after the Pulawama attack, a Punjabi writer was moved to pen a poem that her actor sisters took up. Their “Gwandne” (neighbours) music...
Pakistan released 360 Indian prisoners in April

Pakistan released 360 Indian prisoners in April

Pakistan’s release of the latest batch of 60 Indian prisoners on Sunday takes the number of such prisoners released as part of a goodwill gesture to 360 in April. The released prisoners...
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...