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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...
Collaboration and conviviality in Dubai

Collaboration and conviviality in Dubai

Bangalore filmmaker Mir Imran’s documentary ‘Beyond Boundaries’ features stories of friendship between Pakistanis and Indians — a welcome respite from the divisive narrative...
“After the play, audience members hugged us and apologised for the incident”

“After the play, audience members hugged us and apologised for the incident”

GURGAON CHOOSES THEATRE OVER THEATRICS When some protestors in Gurgaon interrupted a play by a Pakistani group on Saturday, the audience stood up for the artistes and ensured that the show went on On...
Geeta’s return

Geeta’s return

As Geeta, the deaf-mute woman being looked after in Pakistan for 15 years returns home, activists appeal to governments to look into other cases and to continue the dialogue  Geeta, the Indian woman...
“I fully support peace between India and Pakistan”

“I fully support peace between India and Pakistan”

A South Indian student’s version of ‘Akele na jaana’, the Pakistani film song immortalized by Ahmad Rushdie and Mala Last week, I met Aditya Shrinivas, a Ph.D student from...
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...