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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...
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...
Before and Alter

Before and Alter

It was all set. Tom and I were meeting up in Dubai before his play Lal Qile ka Aakhri Mushaira on August 17, 2017. We were going to offer fateha together for the soul of his mother Barbara Alter, who...
Pakistan, India and Aman ki Asha: The year that was, and looking ahead

Pakistan, India and Aman ki Asha: The year that was, and looking ahead

 Something I wrote last week for The News year-end special supplement, published Jan 1, 2014. I later remembered many special moments I left out, like the Mumbai and Karachi Press Clubs exchanges,...