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Farewell Ved Bhasin, a great peace warrior

Farewell Ved Bhasin, a great peace warrior

Indians and Pakistanis alike mourn the death of the great journalist and upholder of peace between India and Pakistan, Ved Bhasin, 86, who passed away at his residence on Thursday late night after a...
‘You can’t stop Pakistani artists from working in Bollywood’ – Salman Khan

‘You can’t stop Pakistani artists from working in Bollywood’ – Salman Khan

Art and entertainment have no boundaries, shouldn’t be mixed with politics, says Bollywood star Salman Khan, responding to attempts to ban Pakistani artists from working in India Reacting to...
Mahesh Bhatt ropes in Ghulam Ali for ‘Milne Do’

Mahesh Bhatt ropes in Ghulam Ali for ‘Milne Do’

The ghazal maestro will sing for an Indo-Pak play to be staged in April 2016 in India and Pakistan, with live music by the Laal Band Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt on Thursday said he has roped in Pakistani...
Haider Rizvi, my Pakistani brother

Haider Rizvi, my Pakistani brother

Haider Rizvi, a friend from Pakistan, suddenly passed away in Lahore. I knew Haider since our student days at Columbia University’s Journalism School. Haider was a poet, an award-winning...
India to send Ramzan home as a ‘return gift’ to Pakistan for Geeta

India to send Ramzan home as a ‘return gift’ to Pakistan for Geeta

India has decided to send Karachi’s runaway boy, Mohammad Ramzan, as a ‘return gift’ to Pakistan for returning Geeta nearly 15 years after she accidentally crossed over to their...
Being Indian doesn’t mean that we should hate Pakistan – Kailash Satyarthi

Being Indian doesn’t mean that we should hate Pakistan – Kailash Satyarthi

MUMBAI: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Friday said intolerance is on the rise and there is a “dialogue deficit” between the government and its people. “There is significant...
Narratives 67 years on

Narratives 67 years on

The partition generation represented in Anam Zakaria’s book appears to be asking a singular question: how does one choose one home over the other? What role do oral histories play in the collective...
The city of the Taj welcomes Pakistani guests, fetes peace activists

The city of the Taj welcomes Pakistani guests, fetes peace activists

A recent two-day event in Agra in memory of the late peace activist Nirmala Deshpande honours a Pakistani peace activist and welcomes Pakistani delegates At a time of growing intolerance in India...
Partition generation is less bitter than younger Pakistanis, Indians: Anam Zakaria

Partition generation is less bitter than younger Pakistanis, Indians: Anam Zakaria

Development professional Anam Zakaria led the Oral History Project of the non-profit Citizens Archive of Pakistan. Her book, The Footprints of Partition, explores attitudes across four generations of...
The need for an alternative India-Pakistan discourse

The need for an alternative India-Pakistan discourse

We must carry a resolve in our hearts. Those who seek to divide and break us will never rest – and neither should we India and Pakistan, more than two separate countries with their ups and...