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Pakistan repatriates 20 Indian fishermen, over 300 more remain in prison

Pakistan repatriates 20 Indian fishermen, over 300 more remain in prison

On Monday Nov. 15, Pakistan released 20 Indian fisherfolk lodged in in Landhi jail, Karachi. From the coastal city, the released men were transported over 1000 km upcountry to Lahore and handed over...
How climate change is linked to the tragedy of a Bengali-Pakistani fisherman incarcerated in India

How climate change is linked to the tragedy of a Bengali-Pakistani fisherman incarcerated in India

The tragedy of a fisherman who died of Covid-19 while imprisoned in India, far from his family in Karachi, highlights the link between geopolitics and climate change – issues being deliberated at...
Three months after death, Pakistan fisherman’s body finally reaches home

Three months after death, Pakistan fisherman’s body finally reaches home

Amir Hamza, a Pakistani fisherman arrested in Indian waters by coast guards around four years ago, was lodged in a prison at Bhuj in Gujarat. While his family in Karachi hoped that one day he would...
Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children yearns to return home

Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children yearns to return home

A Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children after his wife died in April is pleading with the authorities to let him return to before Independence Day, August 14. “Mein TooT gaya huN...
Two years of India-Pakistan trade suspension: The hidden human costs

Two years of India-Pakistan trade suspension: The hidden human costs

This day, 9 August, marks two years since Pakistan reduced diplomatic and economic ties with India, expelled the Indian envoy and suspended bilateral trade and postal services. The year 2019 in fact...
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...
“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...