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OP Nayyar and Geeta Dutt: The incomplete song

OP Nayyar and Geeta Dutt: The incomplete song

Remembering OP Nayyar Born January 16, 1926, Lahore. Died January 28, 2007, Mumbai “Love is blind, but for me it had also become deaf,” confessed the legendary composer OP Nayyar, explaining why...
Hindu pilgrims visit Pakistan, Muslim delegation for India late January

Hindu pilgrims visit Pakistan, Muslim delegation for India late January

An international delegation of 200 Hindu pilgrims in Pakistan for a four-day religious tourism visit departed this week after performing religious rituals at a recently restored century-old shrine in...
Married across an intractable border: Rajput Sodhas plead for visas

Married across an intractable border: Rajput Sodhas plead for visas

This is the story of Ganpat Singh from Pakistan’s Sodha Rajput community of less than half a million. Like him, each member of this community has matrimonial linkages across the border in...
Feminise to Humanise:

Feminise to Humanise:

The Universe of Violence against South Asia’s Women By Lubna Jerar and Priyanka Singh What South Asia needs is a feminisation of politics and polity. This is necessary to counter the “grand...
Pakistan repatriates 20 Indian fishermen, over 300 more remain in prison

Pakistan repatriates 20 Indian fishermen, over 300 more remain in prison

On Monday Nov. 15, Pakistan released 20 Indian fisherfolk lodged in in Landhi jail, Karachi. From the coastal city, the released men were transported over 1000 km upcountry to Lahore and handed over...
Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children yearns to return home

Undaunted by temple attack, Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children yearns to return home

A Pakistani Hindu stuck in India with three children after his wife died in April is pleading with the authorities to let him return to before Independence Day, August 14. “Mein TooT gaya huN...
Two years of India-Pakistan trade suspension: The hidden human costs

Two years of India-Pakistan trade suspension: The hidden human costs

This day, 9 August, marks two years since Pakistan reduced diplomatic and economic ties with India, expelled the Indian envoy and suspended bilateral trade and postal services. The year 2019 in fact...
Unveiling Bollywood’s best kept secret

Unveiling Bollywood’s best kept secret

This story is a little-known piece of the O. P. Nayyar puzzle. Like background music, Madhuri Joglekar’s presence in Nayyar’s life and in his very existence remained intrinsic yet unobtrusive for...
RIP Dr Khalil Chishty: Lessons from a cross-border campaign “in humanity’s name”

RIP Dr Khalil Chishty: Lessons from a cross-border campaign “in humanity’s name”

Had it not been for the concerted efforts of a large number of people on either side of the border in India and Pakistan, Dr Khalil Chishty may have died while still imprisoned in Ajmer, India,...
‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar and other Pakistanis win hearts for their support to India in its COVID-19 crisis

‘Rawalpindi Express’ Shoaib Akhtar and other Pakistanis win hearts for their support to India in its COVID-19 crisis

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has appealed to fans in Pakistan to come forward and help India tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis. India is experiencing its worst COVID-19 crisis with record...