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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,...
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...