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Dialogue is necessary for conflict resolution, not the other way round – I.A. Rehman’s last interview

Dialogue is necessary for conflict resolution, not the other way round – I.A. Rehman’s last interview

“We are neighbours, situated next to each other. We have a shared history and geography. We have fought for our freedom together… Plus human beings are social animals, and social animals talk to...
Legendary journalist, human rights activist and visionary for South Asia peace I.A. Rehman passes on

Legendary journalist, human rights activist and visionary for South Asia peace I.A. Rehman passes on

Dear friend, comrade, fellow fighter and my co- Magsaysay awardee… What can I say… Except that you were exceptional. And it was our great pleasure to have had you in our home in Bhaimala,...
Indian activists condole passing away of Pakistani lawyer Kamran Arif

Indian activists condole passing away of Pakistani lawyer Kamran Arif

As peace and human rights activists mourn the passing of lawyer and rights activist Kamran Arif, the Pakistan-India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy India chapter has extended condolences and...
Pakistan-India trade relations may resume soon, say sources

Pakistan-India trade relations may resume soon, say sources

Pakistan and India are likely to resume trade relations soon as Pakistan is currently undergoing a “historic shortfall” in the production of cotton. According to recommendations, cotton...
India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session

India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session

India and Pakistan peace activists across time zones came together for a virtual brainstorming session on March 28, inspired by the work of giants like Dr Mubashir Hasan, Asma Jahangir, Kuldip Nayar...
Farewell Hasina Moin: A cross-border talk show pays tribute

Farewell Hasina Moin: A cross-border talk show pays tribute

There’s a new cross-border talk show around – and one that’s not a shouting match. In fact, it is the first such offering from India and Pakistan, a concept that grew out of the creators’...
Indian premier Narendra Modi extends greetings to PM Imran Khan on Pakistan Day

Indian premier Narendra Modi extends greetings to PM Imran Khan on Pakistan Day

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sent a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, extending good wishes on Pakistan Day, as well as expressing the intention to improve relations between the...
One dance a month: Celebrating a shared culture, choreographer-dancer Tehreema Mitha launches video channel

One dance a month: Celebrating a shared culture, choreographer-dancer Tehreema Mitha launches video channel

“The subcontinent has a shared history dating back thousands of years. The good, the bad and the amazing, the whole of history belongs to all of us”, says choreographer and dancer Tehreema Mitha....
My grandfather’s tears while reading Manto laid the seeds for this story

My grandfather’s tears while reading Manto laid the seeds for this story

My grandfather’s family lived in Suri Mansion, a haveli in Rawalpindi near the Kalyan Das temple that my great -great -great- grandfather and his brothers built in the 1850s. Apparently the...
“Peace-ing it together”: Across the Line – a book or a movement to heal?

“Peace-ing it together”: Across the Line – a book or a movement to heal?

A recent book launch encapsulated all my passions as the founder of the Children’s Literature Festival, which aims to create spaces of learning, feeling and healing in Pakistan and beyond. We want...