Resume dialogue, let people meet
Milna Do
A young Indian researcher, met with open arms in Pakistan despite tensions at the official level, argues that India should resume dialogue process and that both countries should facilitate people-to-people interaction

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

Announcing: the Delhi-Lahore Dhaba trail At the Delhi-Lahore Dhaba Trail, participants will sample the best of highway cuisine on both sides of the border, guided by an Indian and Pakistani chef

In our gastronomic memory, dhabas aren't just eateries by the highway; they are bookmarks of un .....more

BriefS The cost of conflict in South Asia

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

Your enemy is my enemy A classroom in Afghanistan: student exchanges can go a long way towards reducing misconceptions The way forward for Afghanistan, Pakistan and India is a comprehensive approach and serious regional commitment, possible only if all three countries shed their rivalries and work together

By Dr. Hanif-ur-Rahman and Jamshed Khan

The British .....more

"Crazy" maybe... but so sweet Diwali mithai: A chowkidar in Karachi Piyush Badhani, a young IT professional working with Apple in California, recently hit upon an unusual way of reaching out to his online friends in Karachi.

For some time now, during discussions over Rakhi, Diwali, even New Year and his own birthday .....more

BRIEFS Meesha Shafi: 'Some light in these dark times'
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

The Pause, hush: listen to your inner voice A 'velfie' movement is sweeping social media as Indians and Pakistanis share video messages for peace. Are the politicians listening?

By Beena Sarwar

A three-minute film urging people to converse with each other to break animosity has gone vi .....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


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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. more

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