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Celebrating Bhagat Singh together: An evening of conversation and cultural expressions

Celebrating Bhagat Singh together: An evening of conversation and cultural expressions

Indians and Pakistanis are coming together Monday evening to commemorate Bhagat Singh, arguably the most prominent revolutionary freedom fighter of 20th century South Asia as well as other prominent...
Pakistan-India trade relations may resume soon, say sources

Pakistan-India trade relations may resume soon, say sources

Pakistan and India are likely to resume trade relations soon as Pakistan is currently undergoing a “historic shortfall” in the production of cotton. According to recommendations, cotton...
India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session

India-Pakistan dialogue must continue, say peace activists at virtual brainstorming session

India and Pakistan peace activists across time zones came together for a virtual brainstorming session on March 28, inspired by the work of giants like Dr Mubashir Hasan, Asma Jahangir, Kuldip Nayar...
Farewell Hasina Moin: A cross-border talk show pays tribute

Farewell Hasina Moin: A cross-border talk show pays tribute

There’s a new cross-border talk show around – and one that’s not a shouting match. In fact, it is the first such offering from India and Pakistan, a concept that grew out of the creators’...
One dance a month: Celebrating a shared culture, choreographer-dancer Tehreema Mitha launches video channel

One dance a month: Celebrating a shared culture, choreographer-dancer Tehreema Mitha launches video channel

“The subcontinent has a shared history dating back thousands of years. The good, the bad and the amazing, the whole of history belongs to all of us”, says choreographer and dancer Tehreema Mitha....
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...
Ceasefire agreement widely hailed

Ceasefire agreement widely hailed

The largest and oldest people-to-people organization in the region, the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, is among the many welcoming the recently announced agreement...
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...