Bacha Khan, the “Frontier Gandhi” celebrated at Lahore Literary Festival

The Pukhtun social reformer and political leader Abdul Ghaffar Khan, affectionately known as Bacha Khan (King Khan) and the “Frontier Gandhi”, is...

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India-Pak Relations: What the Kafkaesque Case of a Repatriated Cattle-Herder Tells Us

That a poor man ends up spending years in jail due to bureaucratic delays points to a larger issue. But Ismail Sama’s repatriation also gives...

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A tale of two officers

“Today is March 23rd, so you know what that means?” The immigration officer in Karachi looked at the Indian visa on my Pakistani passport. I...

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When a Punjabi and a Bihari united to turn music into magic

O.P. Nayyar  – January 16, 1926–January 28, 2007 January is unofficially “O.P. Nayyar month”. Aman Ki Asha commemorates the great...

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Two-day women-led Indo-Pak Peace Summit to be held this weekend

A two-day women-led Indo-Pak Peace Summit kicks off this weekend to celebrate heritage, brainstorm solutions for peace in South Asia, and channel the...

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Aligarh alum hold condolence meeting for Indian, Pakistani communities of North America

The year 2020 will be remembered for the toll taken by the COVID-19 pandemic. Like millions around the globe, expatriate Indian and Pakistani...

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Expat Pakistanis and Indians celebrate Faiz in Boston

Prominent singers send in messages and songs; Mayor of Worcester city presents Moneeza Hashmi with Key-to-the-City award and proclaims 20 November as...

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A film for the children, a message in compassion, a warning against war

“The ‘us vs them’ ideology is hurtling us down a chaotic road” – filmmaker Vikram Gupta What happens when two boys are caught in a growing...

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“Guftgu band na ho” – peace activists say quest for peace is vital for progress

By Neel Kamal in Bathinda Going ahead with their campaign for the peace process to continue through people-to-people contacts between India and...

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“Peace between India and Pakistan makes good environmental sense”

Talking peace and media in South Asia Whenever people from India and Pakistan meet, it’s like a reunion of long-lost college friends. Excitement...

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Joint editorial statement, Jang Group and Times of India, 1 January, 2010

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.

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When alienation melts away When alienation melts away

The concluding part of an online cross-border discussion between two young people, Gaurav Chavan in Mumbai and Ramsha Jahangir in...

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