Author : farhanahmed

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...
Read well. Write well. Play well

Read well. Write well. Play well

Two teen authors from India and Pakistan who recently published their first novels both began writing during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Meeting for the first time at an online discussion, they...
Kabir Festival 2022: Celebrating the humanistic values of an ancient mystic

Kabir Festival 2022: Celebrating the humanistic values of an ancient mystic

BOSTON: A cultural event to commemorate the birth anniversary of Kabir Das, an ancient South Asian mystic and social reformer will take place Sunday, 12 June 2022, at Danehy Park, Cambridge MA. The...
“Hostility between India and Pakistan can be ended…” – Dr. Sandeep Pandey

“Hostility between India and Pakistan can be ended…” – Dr. Sandeep Pandey

By Dr Qaisar Abbas A simple man, who refuses to own a mobile phone, Dr Sandeep Pandey is a known social activist from India. He looks like a down-to-earth sufi whose lifestyle speaks for his empathy...
Time for a new beginning?

Time for a new beginning?

By Zahra Khalid & Purushendra Singh In order to achieve high economic growth, India and Pakistan have to work towards economic interdependence Now that Pakistan has appointed a trade minister...
‘I am finally going home’: Pune granny to revisit childhood home in ‘Pindi after 75 yrs

‘I am finally going home’: Pune granny to revisit childhood home in ‘Pindi after 75 yrs

In May 1947 amid fear of communal riots, 15-year-old Reena Varma left her beautiful home in ‘Prem Gali’— a lane named after her father in Rawalpindi. She and her siblings were packed off to...
Let people meet – before it’s too late

Let people meet – before it’s too late

The past few months have seen several instances of tearful reunions with members of divided families from either side of the Punjab in Pakistan and India meeting, after years of enforced separation....