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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...
Intellectuals, activists launch book for India-Pakistan peace

Intellectuals, activists launch book for India-Pakistan peace

Bookshelf Pursuit of Peace – Indo-Pak Relations Anthology of essays Editor: O.P. Shah Published by the Centre For Peace & Progress Kolkatta, 2021 Price:   INR 600;  USD 11. Aiming for...
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...
“Growing up, growing together”: Activists across South Asia resolve to continue working for a better tomorrow

“Growing up, growing together”: Activists across South Asia resolve to continue working for a better tomorrow

 Commemorating Human Rights Day, the founding of SAARC, and 50 years of Bangladesh’s independence, Sapan discussion highlights the commonality of human rights issues across the region DECEMBER 30:...
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...
How climate change is linked to the tragedy of a Bengali-Pakistani fisherman incarcerated in India

How climate change is linked to the tragedy of a Bengali-Pakistani fisherman incarcerated in India

The tragedy of a fisherman who died of Covid-19 while imprisoned in India, far from his family in Karachi, highlights the link between geopolitics and climate change – issues being deliberated at...
Three months after death, Pakistan fisherman’s body finally reaches home

Three months after death, Pakistan fisherman’s body finally reaches home

Amir Hamza, a Pakistani fisherman arrested in Indian waters by coast guards around four years ago, was lodged in a prison at Bhuj in Gujarat. While his family in Karachi hoped that one day he would...