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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...
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...
Commemorating K. A. Abbas

Commemorating K. A. Abbas

June, the birth month of the acclaimed writer and film producer Khwaja Ahmed Abbas, will culminate with an online session on K. A. Abbas: Khayalaat ka Saudagar (The Thought Merchant), aimed at...
A woman’s ‘dua’ against domestic violence, marital rape in Pakistan echoes in India

A woman’s ‘dua’ against domestic violence, marital rape in Pakistan echoes in India

An adapted version of Allama Iqbal’s ‘Lab pe aati hai dua’ in Pakistan finds resonance in India By Divya Goyal More than a century after Muhammad Iqbal’s immortal Bachche Ki Dua...
Making friends with sworn enemies

Making friends with sworn enemies

Moving past enmity to the affinity of ancestry Born into a refugee family that came to Delhi a few months before partition, from what is now Pakistan, I grew up hearing my grandparents’ stories of...
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...
The idea of Irrfan

The idea of Irrfan

A subjective reading of a great actor by a non-serious-film-buff In December 2012, Naseeruddin Shah came to Lahore, not for the first or last time. He did his two days of theatre — extraordinary is...
As India-Pakistan airspace opens, Pakistani official calls to check safe landing of Indian jet in Delhi, wishes Eid Mubarak

As India-Pakistan airspace opens, Pakistani official calls to check safe landing of Indian jet in Delhi, wishes Eid Mubarak

Just after midnight on June 4, there was a call from Pakistan to a flight operations centre at Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The caller was director of Pakistan civil aviation...
Dreaming of peace dividends: Revival of Shimla-Murree linkages

Dreaming of peace dividends: Revival of Shimla-Murree linkages

The upcoming visa-free Kartarpur Corridor revives hope for another almost forgotten dividend of peace: a visa-free Western Pahari corridor India and Pakistan’s agreement to build the visa-free...
Ceasefire in Kashmir

Ceasefire in Kashmir

By Ershad Mahmud The Indian government has finally instructed its forces to halt military operations in Kashmir and observe a ceasefire during the month of Ramazan, which is a welcome development. A...