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Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

Mera dost Raza, my friend Raza

I cannot find the words to express my grief over the disappearance of my dear friend Raza from Lahore. When I heard that he was missing, it shook me to the fibre of my being. How can a man who...
Bartering peace in Kashmir

Bartering peace in Kashmir

A barter trade connecting people across Kashmir’s “Berlin Wall” is perilously close to being shut down In October, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson landed in South Asia on the ninth...
Growing up with Shashi Kapoor in Pakistan

Growing up with Shashi Kapoor in Pakistan

A Pakistani journalist recalls dealing with a childhood tragedy and identifying with the more relaxed fun-loving Shashi Kapoor who resembled her often-absent father while a hyper-aggressive uncle was...
A young Indian activist’s anguished post about her disappeared colleague in Pakistan

A young Indian activist’s anguished post about her disappeared colleague in Pakistan

Young Indian activist Devika Mittal in Delhi has written a moving post about the disappearance of her friend and colleague Raza Khan in Pakistan. Mittal, one of the leaders of the cross-border youth...
#FindRaza Aaghaz-e-Dosti concerned about whereabouts of Raza Mehmood Khan

#FindRaza Aaghaz-e-Dosti concerned about whereabouts of Raza Mehmood Khan

The cross-border youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti (start of friendship) has issued a statement expressing concern about the disappearance of Raza Khan, the group’s Pakistan Convener. Raza Khan was...
South Asia Engagement Forum launched at Harvard: “Only when we demand change, will it occur”

South Asia Engagement Forum launched at Harvard: “Only when we demand change, will it occur”

India, Pakistan students at Harvard Kennedy School join hands to lobby for peace in their home region Students from India and Pakistan have come together to launch the South Asia Engagement Forum...
Talking peace and nuclear weapons in a Mumbai school

Talking peace and nuclear weapons in a Mumbai school

A peace educator shares his experience of two recent teach-ins about a safer world with zero nuclear weapons Their words and faces have grabbed media attention in the last few months but US President...
India and Pakistan are more similar than we think

India and Pakistan are more similar than we think

While Indian and Pakistani sameness is often framed in terms of Punjabi food, language and culture, the two countries have more in common as the comparable culture of divided mercantile communities...
The smog that India and Pakistan share

The smog that India and Pakistan share

This is a crisis that requires our politicians to become statesmen, to think of future generations rather than the next elections, to rise above petty point scoring and sit down and work out feasible...
Rishi Kapoor: Want to see Pakistan before I die

Rishi Kapoor: Want to see Pakistan before I die

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, 65, wishes to visit Pakistan before he dies. “I am 65 years old and I want to see Pakistan before I die. I want my children to see their roots. Bas karva dijiye...