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India, Pakistan leadership on trial

India, Pakistan leadership on trial

Whoever the terrorists involved with the Pulwama suicide bombing of February 14 identify with, their objective quite obviously was to aggravate confrontation between India and Pakistan. The...
Poem: “I told her a lie” (There are no winners in war)

Poem: “I told her a lie” (There are no winners in war)

Somehow, somewhere, peacemakers are keeping hope alive, against all odds.  One day, if they win, they will save a lot of lives and humanity on both sides. Sharing here a poem I wrote in January 2014...
Diaspora, technology and oral history: Developing linkages, opening spaces

Diaspora, technology and oral history: Developing linkages, opening spaces

By Tridivesh Singh Maini and Prannv Dhawan Diaspora and technology. These critical aspects of ‘globalisation’ have emerged in recent decades even as ties between India and Pakistan continue to be...
A conversation through the drums of war

A conversation through the drums of war

As border tensions and political rhetoric escalate, a Pakistani talks to his Indian college friend He says “You are not like your brethren, In you I’ve only known kindness, compassion and...
Celebrating Fahmida Riaz in Delhi

Celebrating Fahmida Riaz in Delhi

What: ‘Transcending Boundaries, Defying Taboos: The Poetry of Fahmida Riaz’ When: Thursday, 14 February 2019, 6.30 pm Where: India Habitat Centre, Delhi Who: Open and free to the public,...
9th Joint Convention of Pakistan India: People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy

9th Joint Convention of Pakistan India: People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy

Lahore: The 25 years celebrations and the ninth Joint Convention of Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) will be held in Lahore in March this year. Almost 115 Indian...
Annual peace calendar launch: Spiritual leaders, journalists and retired army officers speak up for peace

Annual peace calendar launch: Spiritual leaders, journalists and retired army officers speak up for peace

India Pakistan relations come into focus again with the 7th annual Peace Calendar launch of the nonprofit youth initiative Aaghaz-e-Dosti (Start of Friendship) this Sunday 20 January, 2 pm at the...
Remembering O.P. Nayyar, a musical genius from Lahore

Remembering O.P. Nayyar, a musical genius from Lahore

In January, the month of his birth — and death – a personal tribute to a man known as the Sur Ka Jaadugar (magician of music) Turning a Bollywood movie into a commercial success requires the...
A gentleman and a soldier for peace

A gentleman and a soldier for peace

Remembering a peace-loving soldier who wanted to be a journalist: Brig. Rao Abid Hamid, 1936–2018 I first heard about Brig. Rao Abid Hamid from his cousin, comrade Rao Tariq Latif. And I met him...
Autistic Shah Rukh fan to be sent back home to Pakistan

Autistic Shah Rukh fan to be sent back home to Pakistan

The 21-year-old crossed over after Retreat ceremony at Wagah on May 25 last year, has been in Amritsar jail since then By Smita Sharma Tribune News Service New Delhi, December 23: “My name is Khan....