Author : farhanahmed

‘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....
Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

By Sheeba Aslam Fehmi, Priyanka Singh, Beena Sarwar The last Sunday of April this year marked the ninth anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka. It was also the birthday of...
Let’s teach our children about peace before someone else teaches them about hate

Let’s teach our children about peace before someone else teaches them about hate

Two little boys, one in Islamabad and one in Kolkatta, raise #WhiteCards for each other in a symbolic gesture that also supports sports for peace By Rahul Mukherji and Beena Sarwar On 6 April 2022,...
Pakistani citizen’s Indian wife emails Modi, Shah for help on Holi

Pakistani citizen’s Indian wife emails Modi, Shah for help on Holi

It’s Holi on Saturday, but Ganpat Singh Sodha in Umerkot town in Tharparkar, Sindh, has to spend it without his family. He is alone in Pakistan. His wife and children are in Jodhpur, Rajasthan,...
The spirit of ‘sewa’ helps Indian, Pakistani students stranded in Ukraine

The spirit of ‘sewa’ helps Indian, Pakistani students stranded in Ukraine

Hardeep Singh could have easily crossed over to Poland last weekend. Instead, he has stationed himself at the border, trying to help as many students as possible to cross over before he will leave....
Chakwalians, Rotarians to meet for “a tsunami of peace” reunion at Kartarpur Corridor

Chakwalians, Rotarians to meet for “a tsunami of peace” reunion at Kartarpur Corridor

Dozens of Indians and Pakistanis with ancestral roots in Chakwal will meet up mid-week at Kartarpur Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, taking advantage of the visa-free corridor inaugurated in November 2019...
Lata Mangeshkar: I always thought you were immortal

Lata Mangeshkar: I always thought you were immortal

When I sat down to write about Lata Mangeshkar on a cold and frigid Sunday morning at home in Boston, I could not write a single word for at least two hours. I kept asking myself a question: When I...
Faiz family remembers Lata Mangeshkar

Faiz family remembers Lata Mangeshkar

Lata Mangeshkar gifted ring kept by Faiz family in bank at Lahore Many Pakistanis mourn her demise Celebrated poet and writer Faiz Ahmad Faiz have many memories with noted playback singer Lata...
Where India falls in love with Pakistan, again and again

Where India falls in love with Pakistan, again and again

As Coke Studio Pakistan unveils in 14th edition, a Pakistani singer-songwriter shares her personal analysis of what makes this marriage of traditional with modern music instruments and recording...