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Peace is every step. From India to Pakistan

Peace is every step. From India to Pakistan

I came across several people but I did not see an enemy India and Pakistan turned 70 this year but continue to be enemies since their partition in 1947. Much like a family feud, the two nations...
Upcoming peace calendar: call for entries

Upcoming peace calendar: call for entries

Indo-Pak Peace Calendar 2018: Call for paintings — last date: 25 September 2017 The India-Pakistan youth group Aaghaz-e-Dosti has issued a call for art entries for its upcoming Peace Calendar...
70 years on: The common man looks so similar

70 years on: The common man looks so similar

Aspirations for peace between India and Pakistan came to the fore at the Bengaluru Poetry Festival, with sessions featuring the legendary poet Gulzar and activists Saira Shah Halim and Ruchhita...
Rakshabandhan and walking with Nanak across borders. Virtually.

Rakshabandhan and walking with Nanak across borders. Virtually.

Musings on an online discussion with author Haroon Khalid on Rakshabandhan Day Visualising India and Pakistan as sibling nations, volunteers of the ongoing campaign Peace Now and Forever organised an...
Let them come home

Let them come home

Every Independence Day, we are told stories of horror and terror, of how friend turned on friend and how neighbour slaughtered neighbour. We hear stories of loss, of how people fled just steps ahead...
70 years on: Make the borders porous

70 years on: Make the borders porous

This August we look back 70 years of the Partition of India — essentially the vivisection of Punjab and Bengal. Bengal of course had been partitioned earlier, while the prosperous and thriving...
Coming up to 70 years… Singing for peace

Coming up to 70 years… Singing for peace

What an incredible outpouring of love and respect for each other as Independence Day comes up for Pakistanis and Indians. One of the most moving expressions of these aspirations for peace between the...
India, Pakistan, women, borders. #FeministsUndivided

India, Pakistan, women, borders. #FeministsUndivided

70 years after Independence and Partition, a new generation of Indian and Pakistani women uses the digital age to subvert borders and build on earlier struggles Two young women, a Pakistani and an...
India/Pakistan upcoming peace events August 3-9, 2017

India/Pakistan upcoming peace events August 3-9, 2017

As Pakistan and India commemorate 70 years of their existence as independent nation states, what is striking is the people’s desire for peace and how those who govern them continue to thwart these...
Art for Peace in Hyderabad

Art for Peace in Hyderabad

PEACE NOW AND FOREVER CAMPAIGN BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN 1 JULY-15 AUGUST 2017 As Pakistan and India commemorate 70 years of their existence as independent nation states, it is striking how people...