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Art and resistance: The impact of India’s street theatre personality Safdar Hashmi

Art and resistance: The impact of India’s street theatre personality Safdar Hashmi

The Irtiqa Institute of Social Sciences, Karachi, on Saturday hosted a highly enlightening lecture on the life and work of noted Indian street theatre artiste Safdar Hashmi. Dr Riaz A. Shaikh, Dean,...
Kashmir civil society decries ‘military adventurism’, urges Indo-Pak peace and dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir

Kashmir civil society decries ‘military adventurism’, urges Indo-Pak peace and dialogue on Jammu and Kashmir

Civil society groups and individuals from Jammu and Kashmir have expressed deep distress at the emerging situation in Jammu and Kashmir, “consequent upon the brinkmanship and belligerent...
 India, Pakistan youth supported by seniors call for peace

 India, Pakistan youth supported by seniors call for peace

India Pakistan youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti launches its Sixth Peace Calendar with student paintings and peace messages from prominent personalities  – and a surprise guest The youth voluntary...
A young Indian’s challenge to Pakistan

A young Indian’s challenge to Pakistan

Are Pakistan and India competing for shamefulness? Surely we can do better… A most horrific incident making media waves in Pakistan relates to the kidnapping, rape and murder of a little girl,...
A poem for peace

A poem for peace

By Aasam Kiani English translation by Bhatta Som Geo aur Jeenay do Live and let live Kon rom skta h raasta mohabbat ka Char soo chala jaye qafla mohabbat ka Who can stop the progression of love? the...
Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh advocates resumption of Indo-Pak sporting ties

Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh advocates resumption of Indo-Pak sporting ties

It would be better for both Pakistan and India if they live with love and affection Sprint legend Milkha Singh advocates resumption of sporting ties between India and Pakistan, saying that sports...
Pakistan releases 145 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan releases 145 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistani on Thursday freed 145 Indian fishermen, held for allegedly fishing in its territorial waters. The release of the fishermen comes as a goodwill gesture amidst a war of words between...
What happens when Indians and Pakistanis meet abroad

What happens when Indians and Pakistanis meet abroad

It is unfortunate that stories about hate and war get more traction on both sides of the border, compared to stories of friendship and peace As a Pakistani, I felt that Indian journalists were more...
India-Pakistan relations: Time for an icebreaker

India-Pakistan relations: Time for an icebreaker

  New Delhi and Islamabad must stop the “intellectual partition” and re-engage in a world where connectivity is the new currency and multiple alignments are replacing polar geopolitics In...
Mea culpa: I too have eaten dinner with Pakistanis

Mea culpa: I too have eaten dinner with Pakistanis

A confession about her faults from a veteran India-Pakistan border-crosser… traitor? For over a week now, my conscience has been pushing me to write this mea culpa (confessing my fault), for I too,...