'We owe it to our future generations'
Nobel Peace Prize winners: a momentum for peace
Inspired by the joint Nobel Peace Prize Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Sathyarthi, Pakistanis and Indians join hands for peace

The Nobel Peace Prize being jointly awarded to a Pakistani and an Indian obviously cannot by itself bring peace to our two countries, but the gesture has great symbolic value and can, and should, be used to leverage for better relations. This was underlined at a recent seminar in New York, jointly organised by a Pakistani and an Ind ..... more

Balraj Sahni: the 'Pindi connection Balraj Sahni and Nanda in Chhoti Bahen A young journalist goes looking for a hero's home and legacy

By Ammad Ali

I t was March, 1947. Rawalpindi was burning. The callous manipulation of religious sentiment had led to attacks in which many lost their lives and property. In that a .....more

BriefS Khirad: 'chooridar' sleeves and flowing kurtas 'Humsafar' fashion hits India

Pakistani fashion is becoming a rage in India, thanks to the popular new (for India) show on Zingadi channel titled "Humsafar". Ever since the Pakistani dram serial started two weeks ago, the female lead protagonist Khi .....more

The urge to express ourselves Gaurav Chavan and Ramsha Jahangir continue their online cross-border discussion. The earlier two installments of this conversation appeared on Sept. 3, and Sept. 24, 2014

Ramsha Jahangir: Is India divided? What does your nation have to .....more

TV shows help bridge divide between India, Pakistan By Deepak Dobhal

India and Pakistan's complex relationship has been marked by contrasting trends in recent weeks - a worsening of ties at the government level and an increasing interest by ordinary Indians in the ordinary lives of their counterparts .....more

Another feather in MHB's cap Mekaal Hasan Band The Mekaal Hasan Band's recently released album Andholan is the first instance of such a joint Indo-Pak collaboration. It also features the band's first female vocalist

The Mekaal Hasan Band (MHB) recently released its third album, "Andholan" with a .....more

Binding Music After a sabbatical of five years and some inner restructuring, the Mekaal Hasan Band is all set to release its new album with a female lead vocalist.

By Sameen Amer

Following a change in line-up a few months ago, the Mekaal Hasan Band has tra .....more

Joint statement by Editors of Jang Group & Times of India

Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share. The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. There is a collective paralysis of the will, induced by the trauma of birth, amplified by false starts, mistrust, periodic outbreaks of violence, suspicion, misplaced jingoism and diplomatic doublespeak. Hypnotized by their own mantra, the two states are reluctant to move towards normalization until certain terms and certain promises are kept.



The world has seen worse cases of animosity

Thursday, July 12, 2012
by Ammar Shahbazi
Cultural and linguistic bonds of a civilization are stronger than its religious bonds, says professor Naeem ur Rehman Farooqi, former Pro Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University. "So the connection between India and Pakistan is inherent and intrinsic, something that no political and military power can ever erode" In an interview with Aman Ki Asha, he said that the history of a civilisation cann


Special Edition

55_7-03-2011_1.jpgThe News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.

Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were released after the talks. ....read more

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