By Ashish Shukla
As a student of Pakistan studies, I could not resist the temptation to plan a second visit to Pakistan when the Trust for History, Art and Architecture of Pakistan (Thaap) invited me to make a presentation at an inter ..... more
In our gastronomic memory, dhabas aren't just eateries by the highway; they are bookmarks of un .....more
The South Asia Democracy Watch in association with the Asia Center, University of Texas, Dallas, held a seminar last weekend titled 'Aman ki Asha and the Cost of Conflict in South Asia'.
All four panelists s .....more
By Dr. Hanif-ur-Rahman and Jamshed Khan
The British .....more
For some time now, during discussions over Rakhi, Diwali, even New Year and his own birthday .....more
Meesha Shafi's peace message
When asked her views on Aman ki Asha, popular singer and actor Meesha Shafi said, "I love all what Aman ki Asha stands for. Some light in these dark times."
"Our heritage, our c .....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
The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
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