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Let people meet – before it’s too late

Let people meet – before it’s too late

The past few months have seen several instances of tearful reunions with members of divided families from either side of the Punjab in Pakistan and India meeting, after years of enforced separation....
Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

Ahead of May Day, a call for worker unity, solidarity and a visa-free Southasia

By Sheeba Aslam Fehmi, Priyanka Singh, Beena Sarwar The last Sunday of April this year marked the ninth anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Dhaka. It was also the birthday of...
Pakistani citizen’s Indian wife emails Modi, Shah for help on Holi

Pakistani citizen’s Indian wife emails Modi, Shah for help on Holi

It’s Holi on Saturday, but Ganpat Singh Sodha in Umerkot town in Tharparkar, Sindh, has to spend it without his family. He is alone in Pakistan. His wife and children are in Jodhpur, Rajasthan,...
Where India falls in love with Pakistan, again and again

Where India falls in love with Pakistan, again and again

As Coke Studio Pakistan unveils in 14th edition, a Pakistani singer-songwriter shares her personal analysis of what makes this marriage of traditional with modern music instruments and recording...
Pakistan grants visa to Sika Khan; brothers separated in 1947 to visit in Pakistan village

Pakistan grants visa to Sika Khan; brothers separated in 1947 to visit in Pakistan village

Bathinda: The residents of village Phulewal in district Bathinda of Indian Punjab and Bogran in Faisalabad of Pakistan Punjab, are excited for the reunion of two siblings separated 74 years ago. The...
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...