Author : farhanahmed

Pakistan plane crash survivor with roots in Amroha, related to Kamal Amrohi of ‘Pakeezah’ fame

Pakistan plane crash survivor with roots in Amroha, related to Kamal Amrohi of ‘Pakeezah’ fame

The PIA plane which crashed on Friday has only two survivors — one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India, and he belongs to the...
The idea of Irrfan

The idea of Irrfan

A subjective reading of a great actor by a non-serious-film-buff In December 2012, Naseeruddin Shah came to Lahore, not for the first or last time. He did his two days of theatre — extraordinary is...
Flame of faith: Salute to Dr Mubashir Hasan from Gandhi’s grandson

Flame of faith: Salute to Dr Mubashir Hasan from Gandhi’s grandson

Tribute to the veteran politician, peace activist, and scholar Dr Mubashir Hasan passed away at his residence in Lahore, aged 98 This tribute to Dr. Mubashir Hasan should have been written much...
Save lives, release prisoners and stop LoC war, peace group urges India, Pakistan

Save lives, release prisoners and stop LoC war, peace group urges India, Pakistan

India and Pakistan must immediately “release and repatriate prisoners not charged under serious (heinous) crime cases from each other country’s prisons keeping in mind deadly COVID-19...
Captain

Captain

A poetic tribute to Dr Mubashir Hasan in Lahore by Dr Syeda Hameed, his niece, protegee, and comrade-in-peace, in Delhi Woh dekha jaye kab ye zulm dekha jaaye hai mujh se(How shall I bear to see...
Remembering Dr. Mubashir Hasan — Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy

Remembering Dr. Mubashir Hasan — Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy

The visionary who yearned for peace through empowerment of people in South Asia South Asia has lost a great crusader for the rights of the poor and peace between India and Pakistan, says the Pakistan...
Mubashir Hasan: Warrior for democracy in Pakistan, peace with India

Mubashir Hasan: Warrior for democracy in Pakistan, peace with India

His lanky frame eased into a comfortable chair, his face wreathed in a big smile, his eyes twinkling behind his glasses, Mubashir Hasan would typically begin our conversations with: “Batao, India...
“Through this book, I am doing my bit to restore peace and love between the two countries” – author Rashmi Trividi

“Through this book, I am doing my bit to restore peace and love between the two countries” – author Rashmi Trividi

Aman Ki Asha Bookshelf Publication: 2047: The UnifierAuthor: Rashmi TrivediPublisher: Hesten (traditional imprint of Blue Rose)Pages: 276Price: INR 150 (currently being sold a discounted rate of INR...
Detained fisherfolk: Denial of consular access is denial of justice

Detained fisherfolk: Denial of consular access is denial of justice

People’s Forum demands nationality verification and consular access to fishworkers and other prisoners of India and Pakistan; Pakistan must appoint members of the Joint Judicial Committee on...
Painting peace pretty

Painting peace pretty

Aman Ki Asha at Kolkata lit fest It might seem odd, even risky in the present tense atmosphere between India and Pakistan, that the Eleventh Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival included a session on...