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‘Mohali: let it be an ‘Aman Ka Chakka’

‘Mohali: let it be an ‘Aman Ka Chakka’

When India beat Australia to reach the Cricket World Cup semi-finals, South Asia seemed to erupt in joy from Nepal and Sri Lanka, to Pakistan and Bangladesh and of course, India itself. Possibly for...
Side-effect Constant, for sure

Side-effect Constant, for sure

¬†By Harris Khalique Seasoned Indian diplomat and legislator Mani Shankar Aiyar, in his column titled “Constant or Composite?” has pleaded for an uninterrupted and uninterruptible...
Even in death

Even in death

By Urvashi Butalia A friend once told me a strange story about visas. Her uncle, an Indian married to a Pakistani and working in a third country, died in a country he was visiting on business. The...
Constant or composite?

Constant or composite?

By Mani Shankar Aiyar The quarrel between the two governments has had the most deleterious consequences for precisely those crores of Indians and Pakistanis who have never had anything but...
The consulates snag

The consulates snag

By Babar Ayaz One big snag in the process of normalisation of relations between Pakistan and India is the delay in the reopening of the deputy high commissions in Karachi and in Mumbai, the...
For a people-friendly visa regime

For a people-friendly visa regime

By Manvendra Singh A death in the family led to my first encounter with a Pakistani national. This was before a fence came to be erected along the border between the two countries. Back then there...
Indo-Pak border: the road not yet taken

Indo-Pak border: the road not yet taken

By Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Nation-states and their borders are products of specific histories, and are shaped by political processes that need to be interrogated. In the Indian subcontinent we need...
India’s stake in a stable Pakistan

India’s stake in a stable Pakistan

By Sunil Khilnani and Arvind Subramanian  As government-to-government talks resume between India and Pakistan, it is time to consider other channels of engagement that can contribute to improving...