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Indian premier Narendra Modi extends greetings to PM Imran Khan on Pakistan Day

Indian premier Narendra Modi extends greetings to PM Imran Khan on Pakistan Day

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sent a letter to Prime Minister Imran Khan, extending good wishes on Pakistan Day, as well as expressing the intention to improve relations between the...
My grandfather’s tears while reading Manto laid the seeds for this story

My grandfather’s tears while reading Manto laid the seeds for this story

My grandfather’s family lived in Suri Mansion, a haveli in Rawalpindi near the Kalyan Das temple that my great -great -great- grandfather and his brothers built in the 1850s. Apparently the...
“Peace-ing it together”: Across the Line – a book or a movement to heal?

“Peace-ing it together”: Across the Line – a book or a movement to heal?

A recent book launch encapsulated all my passions as the founder of the Children’s Literature Festival, which aims to create spaces of learning, feeling and healing in Pakistan and beyond. We want...
Ninth Indo-Pak Peace Calendar launch: Activists and academics call to “open visas”

Ninth Indo-Pak Peace Calendar launch: Activists and academics call to “open visas”

This year marked the first virtual launch of an annual calendar featuring children’s paintings themed on peace between India and Pakistan. With the coronavirus pandemic halting in-person...
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...
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...