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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...
Indian, Pakistani students and staff at Harvard demand peace

Indian, Pakistani students and staff at Harvard demand peace

Over 140 Indian and Pakistani students, faculty members and staff at Harvard University have issued a statement calling for lasting peace between India and Pakistan and urged both governments,...
PM Imran says Pakistan to release Indian pilot tomorrow as peace gesture

PM Imran says Pakistan to release Indian pilot tomorrow as peace gesture

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that Pakistan will release Indian pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a peace gesture. The pilot was captured by Pakistani forces after...
Dear leaders, please come up with a solution beyond playing war-war

Dear leaders, please come up with a solution beyond playing war-war

Dear friends, I might sound like a nut right now and I would like to say sorry in advance if I hurt anyone’s sentiments. First let me introduce myself. I am Padmini Kumari, daughter of Thakur Man...