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Dilip Kumar: A longing for peace

Dilip Kumar: A longing for peace

A photo shared recently in a family WhatsApp group shows Dilip Kumar in Sindhi topi and ajrak smiling next to the filmmaker Mushtaq Gazdar who had gifted him these traditional symbols of hospitality....
Positively Pakistani attire in India

Positively Pakistani attire in India

Stores named after places in the ‘enemy’ country generally make the news only when mobs attack them for being ‘anti-national’. But there are also those that continue doing business without...
Kids Lit Fest: A small step for booklovers, a giant leap for Indo-Pak peace lovers

Kids Lit Fest: A small step for booklovers, a giant leap for Indo-Pak peace lovers

How wonderful it is to see people from India and Pakistan sharing stories and relishing poetry together, as they did at a virtual Kids Lit Fest recently. The event took place in April but stays with...
Unveiling Bollywood’s best kept secret

Unveiling Bollywood’s best kept secret

This story is a little-known piece of the O. P. Nayyar puzzle. Like background music, Madhuri Joglekar’s presence in Nayyar’s life and in his very existence remained intrinsic yet unobtrusive for...
RIP Dr Khalil Chishty: Lessons from a cross-border campaign “in humanity’s name”

RIP Dr Khalil Chishty: Lessons from a cross-border campaign “in humanity’s name”

Had it not been for the concerted efforts of a large number of people on either side of the border in India and Pakistan, Dr Khalil Chishty may have died while still imprisoned in Ajmer, India,...
“The biggest concern right now is to halt the spread of the virus in India”

“The biggest concern right now is to halt the spread of the virus in India”

“The mother and I have survived another day, without incident. Let’s see what tomorrow brings. Stay safe everyone,” tweeted Aman Malik, an Indian journalist. Over 200,000 human beings...
Pakistani-American physicians express solidarity with the people of India

Pakistani-American physicians express solidarity with the people of India

South Asian governments to learn from India’s colossal tragedy and take urgent action to prevent similar crises in other countries Pakistan-origin physicians based in the USA have expressed...
Pakistani singer-songwriter Imran Hashmi’s heart touching song of solidarity with India

Pakistani singer-songwriter Imran Hashmi’s heart touching song of solidarity with India

A song written and composed by a 26-year-old singer-songwriter in Lahore has gone viral on the internet. Imran Hashmi’s music video Hum Tere Sath Hai (We are with you), penned to express his...
‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’ –  South Asia Peace Action Network

‘Fighting Covid-19 requires empathy and cooperation’ – South Asia Peace Action Network

An online gathering Sunday attended by dozens of South Asians witnessed a poignant moment when one of the participants – a long time human rights and peace activist in Karachi – revealed his...
‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar and other Pakistanis win hearts for their support to India in its COVID-19 crisis

‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar and other Pakistanis win hearts for their support to India in its COVID-19 crisis

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has appealed to fans in Pakistan to come forward and help India tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis. India is experiencing its worst COVID-19 crisis with record...