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Here’s a Salman in need of a ‘Bhaijaan’

Here’s a Salman in need of a ‘Bhaijaan’

By Eram Agha ALIGARH: As audiences in both Pakistan and India rave over Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, the story of one little girl from Pakistan lost in India, here is the...
Pakistan releases Indian fishermen ahead of India’s announcement

Pakistan releases Indian fishermen ahead of India’s announcement

Both India and Pakistan are releasing each other’s imprisoned fishermen as goodwill gestures. Unfortunately, they keep repeating the cycle Pakistan on Thursday released 113 Indian fishermen after a...
If cricket be the food of better ties, play on

If cricket be the food of better ties, play on

“Aman ki Asha, pyar ki bhasha!” shouts ‘Chacha Cricket’ in a new documentary on Indo-Pak cricket premiering on May 12 that examines the India-Pakistan relationship through the...
Salute to Sabeen from Delhi: love and hope

Salute to Sabeen from Delhi: love and hope

A May Day event at a bookstore-café in Delhi honours the inspiring Pakistani activist Sabeen Mahmud On May 1, 2015, the slain Pakistani activist Sabeen Mahmud was honoured at a bookstore-café in a...
Learning about ‘my’ cultural heritage from Pakistani qawwals

Learning about ‘my’ cultural heritage from Pakistani qawwals

A young Indian shares her experience of hearing and interacting with Pakistani qawwals that not only stimulated the senses but also the mind Recently, a renowned Pakistani Qawwal group led by Farid...
Expanding my heart

Expanding my heart

An educator, story teller and peace-builder from Mumbai finds solace for his soul over four cross-border trips to the ‘enemy’ country By Chintan Girish Modi Yeh tau ghar hai prem ka,...
Remembering Barbara Alter: A lady of substance

Remembering Barbara Alter: A lady of substance

A ‘not really Indian’ remembers the extraordinary Barbara Alter, a true humanist who loved Urdu and lived most of her life in Mussoorie By Siraj Khan “Suniye…..aap India se hein...
Promoting people-to-people interaction, fighting religious intolerance and violence

Promoting people-to-people interaction, fighting religious intolerance and violence

Prominent Indian activists and scholars to participate in a forthcoming dialogue on peace and interfaith harmony in Karachi An interfaith and peace dialogue being held in Karachi this Saturday...
Singh’s Sufi song

Singh’s Sufi song

A chat with Dr Madan Gopal Singh, an intellectual and poet turned mystic singer By Zaman Khan To admit my ignorance at the outset, I had never heard the name of the group Chaar Yaar, particularly of...
“We have to be secular. There is no choice”

“We have to be secular. There is no choice”

Romila Thapar on history and politics of India By Zaman Khan Professor Romila Thapar, 83, needs no introduction. She is known among intellectuals of the world for her path-breaking work on Indian...