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The world has seen worse cases of animosity

The world has seen worse cases of animosity

By Ammar Shahbazi Cultural and linguistic bonds of a civilization are stronger than its religious bonds, says professor Naeem ur Rehman Farooqi, former Pro Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University....
People for peace

People for peace

The Indian government’s clearance of visas for 237 Pakistanis to attend a major peace convention in Allahabad from Dec 29 to Jan 1 is a welcome step, allowing the much-delayed Eighth Joint...
The power of compassion

The power of compassion

By Kamran Rehmat My father, Rehmat Ullah Khan, was born in District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India. He came to Pakistan on the last train, a boy of 14, orphaned by the worst carnage known to modern...
PRAY FOR PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN DAY

PRAY FOR PEACE BETWEEN INDIA AND PAKISTAN DAY

Sunday, December 18… Just 30 seconds of your time, where ever in the world you are! On December 18, take out just thirty seconds to Pray for Peace Between India and Pakistan. The prayer can...
Comics by the people for the people

Comics by the people for the people

Pakistanis and Indians can work wonders together as proved by the magnificent Indo-Pak tennis duo of Aman ki Asha Ambassador Aisam-ul-Haq and Rohan Bopanna. Another Indo-Pak partnership making waves...
In humanity’s name

In humanity’s name

An Indian Supreme Court judge and a group of eminent citizens of India, approached by the Aman ki Asha initiative of the Jang and Times of India groups, have moved into swift action to try and secure...
‘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

┬áBy 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...