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Why a Sena attack on Najam Sethi is ironic

Why a Sena attack on Najam Sethi is ironic

Dear Mr Najam Sethi, Ashamed as we are for what the Shiv Sena mob subjected you to last Monday, my concern here is not for the IndoPak series. You had emailed us in anguish that evening: “I am...
A plea for peace: Climb high, rather than dig​ deep

A plea for peace: Climb high, rather than dig​ deep

The experiences of the organisers and participants of the Aman Ki Asha Council at the Nagpur Model United Nations fly in the face of the misconceptions being currently bandied about. Less than six...
Noise in Mumbai… but Pakistan wrestlers win hearts in Pune

Noise in Mumbai… but Pakistan wrestlers win hearts in Pune

Jatin Desai, a peace activist and journalist in Mumbai, draws attention to an interesting front page recently. “It is about how a team of four wrestlers from Pakistan came to Pune, participated...
Shiv Sena ‘neither represents the citizens of Mumbai nor is its conduct a sign of patriotism’

Shiv Sena ‘neither represents the citizens of Mumbai nor is its conduct a sign of patriotism’

Journalists from Mumbai and Karachi, who established a ‘sisterly relationship’ between their Press Clubs in 2011, protest the Shiv Sena’s attacks on Pakistanis in India Concerned journalists of...
Pakistani entrepreneur’s hospitality sends a goodwill message to India

Pakistani entrepreneur’s hospitality sends a goodwill message to India

A Pakistani fast food franchise owner’s gesture of hospitality to visiting Indians embodies the spirit of Aman ki Asha The owner of an American fast food chain in Pakistan is offering free...
The real cost of conflict in South Asia

The real cost of conflict in South Asia

Born in the Rawalpindi area in 1943, Suresh Bakshi was about four years old when his family left their ancestral home after Partition in 1947. But he still remembers and has strong feelings for the...
‘It is in the interest of both sides to normalise relations’

‘It is in the interest of both sides to normalise relations’

‘If it was left to the people, this conflict would be very different,’ says Christophe Jaffrelot, prominent French political scientist and expert on South Asian politics with a particular focus...
Indians crowdfund Pakistani girl’s medical treatment

Indians crowdfund Pakistani girl’s medical treatment

Around the time that Shiv Sainiks were blackening Sudheendra Kulkarni’s face on Monday morning, a Pakistani girl and her mother were getting ready to leave Mumbai with warm memories of a 49-day...
HAPPENINGS…Promoting dialogue, one event at a time

HAPPENINGS…Promoting dialogue, one event at a time

Prominent activists, academics and journalists will address a seminar on “Pakistan, India and Kashmir – Peace Talks: Why War Is Not An Option” at UT Dallas on Oct 10, 2015...
Re-shaping identity across borders… Not what the media led us to expect

Re-shaping identity across borders… Not what the media led us to expect

Some unexpected discoveries by a group of 45 Pakistani students on a six-week long visit to India to experience the arts and culture and meet ordinary people…  Beyond ideas of national...