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Read well. Write well. Play well

Read well. Write well. Play well

Two teen authors from India and Pakistan who recently published their first novels both began writing during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Meeting for the first time at an online discussion, they...
Kabir Festival 2022: Celebrating the humanistic values of an ancient mystic

Kabir Festival 2022: Celebrating the humanistic values of an ancient mystic

BOSTON: A cultural event to commemorate the birth anniversary of Kabir Das, an ancient South Asian mystic and social reformer will take place Sunday, 12 June 2022, at Danehy Park, Cambridge MA. The...
“Hostility between India and Pakistan can be ended…” – Dr. Sandeep Pandey

“Hostility between India and Pakistan can be ended…” – Dr. Sandeep Pandey

By Dr Qaisar Abbas A simple man, who refuses to own a mobile phone, Dr. Sandeep Pandey is a known social activist from India. A simple man, who refuses to own a mobile phone, Dr Sandeep Pandey is a...
Time for a new beginning?

Time for a new beginning?

By Zahra Khalid & Purushendra Singh In order to achieve high economic growth, India and Pakistan have to work towards economic interdependence Now that Pakistan has appointed a trade minister...
‘I am finally going home’: Pune granny to revisit childhood home in ‘Pindi after 75 yrs

‘I am finally going home’: Pune granny to revisit childhood home in ‘Pindi after 75 yrs

In May 1947 amid fear of communal riots, 15-year-old Reena Varma left her beautiful home in ‘Prem Gali’— a lane named after her father in Rawalpindi. She and her siblings were packed off to...
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...
Let’s teach our children about peace before someone else teaches them about hate

Let’s teach our children about peace before someone else teaches them about hate

Two little boys, one in Islamabad and one in Kolkatta, raise #WhiteCards for each other in a symbolic gesture that also supports sports for peace By Rahul Mukherji and Beena Sarwar On 6 April 2022,...
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,...
The spirit of ‘sewa’ helps Indian, Pakistani students stranded in Ukraine

The spirit of ‘sewa’ helps Indian, Pakistani students stranded in Ukraine

Hardeep Singh could have easily crossed over to Poland last weekend. Instead, he has stationed himself at the border, trying to help as many students as possible to cross over before he will leave....