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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...
Friendships transcend borders

Friendships transcend borders

I wondered about my identity as a Pakistani Hindu and what I had in common with our much-detested neighbour. Studying in India later, I found that friendships transcend borders By Ajay Pinjani...
India, Pakistan and Filmistaan

India, Pakistan and Filmistaan

Nitin Kakkar’s recently released ‘Filmistaan’ is a refreshing and humorous take on the futility of the Indo-Pak conflict By Nidhi Shendurnikar Tere If you are expecting the recently...
All major stakeholders endorsed

All major stakeholders endorsed

Aman ki Asha before launch Pakistan’s major political parties, securityestablishment, civil society, industrialists and traders were taken on board, support thisinitiative aimed atproviding...
Pakistan, India and Aman ki Asha: The year that was, and looking ahead

Pakistan, India and Aman ki Asha: The year that was, and looking ahead

 Something I wrote last week for The News year-end special supplement, published Jan 1, 2014. I later remembered many special moments I left out, like the Mumbai and Karachi Press Clubs exchanges,...
Cycle peace tour:We Love Our Neighbour Pakistan

Cycle peace tour:We Love Our Neighbour Pakistan

Delhi University Students for Peace and senior citizens cycle across India to Wagah border for Aug 14-15 Joint Independence Day celebrations At a time when governments in India and Pakistan are...
Pakistani “Optimism Expert “headed for Bangalore

Pakistani “Optimism Expert “headed for Bangalore

Armed with a conference invitation and visa but no money for the airfare, Tanzila Khan raised the money she needed in just two days What do you do when you are a young Pakistani woman who gets an...