Author : farhanahmed

Stars behind the clouds: 20 OP Nayyar classics that never made it to the cinema

Stars behind the clouds: 20 OP Nayyar classics that never made it to the cinema

 Although never seen, these ghost songs still shine bright, testifying to a musical genius who was born in Lahore, 16 January 1926, and died in Mumbai, 28 January 2007 The name of composer OP Nayyar...
Demands revived in India to rename Saadat Hasan Manto’s birth village after him

Demands revived in India to rename Saadat Hasan Manto’s birth village after him

Both Pakistan and India claim the great Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto, born in undivided Punjab  on 11 May 2012, in a village that fell to the Indian side after Partition in 1947....
Dying to live

Dying to live

Following the catastrophic floods in Pakistan, an Indian-origin volunteer physician based in America shares personal experiences of working with medical camps in Sindh – and her fears for the...
Music without borders: A journey of discovery and blissful immersion

Music without borders: A journey of discovery and blissful immersion

As the year comes to a close, an Indian transplant to the Boston area reflects on connections with home through music from Pakistan I had long known about the mesmerising Sufi devotional music known...
Taangh, hockey Olympian Nandy Singh’s story delves into bittersweet nostalgia

Taangh, hockey Olympian Nandy Singh’s story delves into bittersweet nostalgia

By Neel Kamal Bathinda: Emotions run high when a daughter turns into filmmaker to document the moments of her father’s achievements as well as his later years after a stroke. By doing so and...
From the Philippines to Dubai and beyond, a groundbreaking platform for educators provides new ways to collaborate

From the Philippines to Dubai and beyond, a groundbreaking platform for educators provides new ways to collaborate

A three-year-old storytelling competition for teachers illustrates how education, like medicine, transcends borders and religious divides By Nadra Huma Quraishi / Sapan News Network 15 November 2022:...
On eve of 75th independence anniversary, peace pilgrims from Pune bring message of love to Pakistan

On eve of 75th independence anniversary, peace pilgrims from Pune bring message of love to Pakistan

By Beena Sarwar and Priyanka Singh un ka jo farz hai wo ahl-e-siyasat jaanen mera paigham mohabbat hai jahan tak pahunche (Let politicians do what they think they must My message is that of love, let...
Over 30 organizations call for prompt repatriation of crossborder prisoners, including bodies of those who died in custody

Over 30 organizations call for prompt repatriation of crossborder prisoners, including bodies of those who died in custody

Over 30 organizations around Southasia and beyond have endorsed a joint statement about cross-border prisoners initiated and coordinated by Southasia Peace – www.southasiapeace.com calling for...
The years that were: Let lessons from the past inform the present

The years that were: Let lessons from the past inform the present

Several recent incidents highlight the strong yearning of ordinary Indians and Pakistanis to interact more frequently. For one, several members of separated families have been reuniting after decades...
A Southasian poetic giant tours North America

A Southasian poetic giant tours North America

Gulzar. The name needs no introduction to any lover of Urdu or Hindi poetry — or films. Audiences across North America recently had the opportunity to see the legendary poet, writer and...