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Bacha Khan, the “Frontier Gandhi” celebrated at Lahore Literary Festival

Bacha Khan, the “Frontier Gandhi” celebrated at Lahore Literary Festival

The Pukhtun social reformer and political leader Abdul Ghaffar Khan, affectionately known as Bacha Khan (King Khan) and the “Frontier Gandhi”, is revered far beyond his native Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa...
When a Punjabi and a Bihari united to turn music into magic

When a Punjabi and a Bihari united to turn music into magic

O.P. Nayyar  – January 16, 1926–January 28, 2007 January is unofficially “O.P. Nayyar month”. Aman Ki Asha commemorates the great composer every year with a piece by his spiritual...
A film for the children, a message in compassion, a warning against war

A film for the children, a message in compassion, a warning against war

“The ‘us vs them’ ideology is hurtling us down a chaotic road” – filmmaker Vikram Gupta What happens when two boys are caught in a growing conflict between their neighbouring families? The...
For India, Pakistan – in humanity’s name – Raza Rumi recites Sahir Ludhianvi

For India, Pakistan – in humanity’s name – Raza Rumi recites Sahir Ludhianvi

On the anniversary of Pakistan and India’s independence, Raza Rumi recites Sahir Ludhianvi’s اے شریف انسانو Ae Sharif Insano for peace in the region
If India, Pakistan can cooperate so well to keep people apart, why not cooperate for peace, ask peace activists at virtual assembly calling to revive dialogue

If India, Pakistan can cooperate so well to keep people apart, why not cooperate for peace, ask peace activists at virtual assembly calling to revive dialogue

A virtual gathering of peace activists from both East and West Punjab across the border of India and Pakistan turned into a night-long assembly on the eve of their respective Independence Days. The...
Indo- Pak teacher-student duo collaborate on dance for peace

Indo- Pak teacher-student duo collaborate on dance for peace

Dubai-based team jointly release video to spread message of peace ahead of Independence Day A Dubai-based teacher-student duo have collaborated over a dance to promote peace among Indians and...
Pakistan’s “best kept secret” has implications for peace for South Asia

Pakistan’s “best kept secret” has implications for peace for South Asia

The first half of 2020 has been lively, turbulent and difficult. Coronavirus has changed our world, no matter whether you’re in India, Pakistan or Britain. And since May, the murder of George...
Give peace a chance: India, Pakistan peace activists want their countries to discuss people’s language more than state language

Give peace a chance: India, Pakistan peace activists want their countries to discuss people’s language more than state language

Taking forward the ‘Guftagu band na ho’(Let talks not stop) initiative to ‘Mulaqat jald ho’(let us meet soon), peace activists from India and Pakistan want the narrative to be changed for the...
In the US, Indian, Pakistani doctors united against racism

In the US, Indian, Pakistani doctors united against racism

American-Pakistani and Indian physicians, already in the frontlines of the Covid19 battle, step up in the war against a longer-running pandemic With the ongoing healthcare crisis exposed by the...
Pakistan plane crash survivor with roots in Amroha, related to Kamal Amrohi of ‘Pakeezah’ fame

Pakistan plane crash survivor with roots in Amroha, related to Kamal Amrohi of ‘Pakeezah’ fame

The PIA plane which crashed on Friday has only two survivors — one of whom is Bank of Punjab top executive Zafar Masud. His roots are in western Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India, and he belongs to the...