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Salute to Sabeen from Delhi: love and hope

Salute to Sabeen from Delhi: love and hope

A May Day event at a bookstore-café in Delhi honours the inspiring Pakistani activist Sabeen Mahmud On May 1, 2015, the slain Pakistani activist Sabeen Mahmud was honoured at a bookstore-café in a...
Learning about ‘my’ cultural heritage from Pakistani qawwals

Learning about ‘my’ cultural heritage from Pakistani qawwals

A young Indian shares her experience of hearing and interacting with Pakistani qawwals that not only stimulated the senses but also the mind Recently, a renowned Pakistani Qawwal group led by Farid...
Polio-free India vaccinates Pakistani visitors at Attari

Polio-free India vaccinates Pakistani visitors at Attari

Islamabad: Having completely eradicated polio, declared polio-free since the end of March 2014, India is taking no chances when it comes to Pakistani citizens crossing the border from Wagah into...
Myth and Mythology

Myth and Mythology

An erudite and delightful conversation with Devdutt Pattanaik on mythology and its connections and where else but in Mumbai After spending a few magical hours at the Crosswords bookstore from where I...
R.I.P. Sabeen Mahmud. You blazed a trail and passed the spark on to us

R.I.P. Sabeen Mahmud. You blazed a trail and passed the spark on to us

A tribute to Sabeen Mahmud from India, where many have responded with grief to the murder of the Pakistani activist and entrepreneur in Karachi last Friday Late last Friday night, I was talking on...
Satyamev Jayate: A tool for peace?

Satyamev Jayate: A tool for peace?

Viewers on both sides of the border urge Bollywood star Aamir Khan to explore India- Pakistan Peace on his hit show It has been called India’s equivalent to the Oprah Winfrey show. Now in its...
A prayer for Karachi

A prayer for Karachi

Pampered with hospitality, I felt quite at home in Mumbai’s twin city On a warm Friday afternoon in Mumbai, I gaze at the wet ajrak hanging from my clothesline. I am fascinated by the play of red...
Crossing over

Crossing over

Nothing quite prepares you for the experience of simply walking across Pakistan into India and vice versa… Nine years. It had been nine years since I crossed the notorious and often...
Pakistan welcomes Sikh pilgrims for Besakhi festival

Pakistan welcomes Sikh pilgrims for Besakhi festival

Hundreds of Sikh pilgrims arrive to a warm welcome in Pakistan as they embark on a ten-day pilgrimage to their holiest sites located in the country Nearly 2,000 Sikh pilgrims arrived in Pakistan from...
India, Pakistan, cooperate to rescue each other’s citizens from Yemen

India, Pakistan, cooperate to rescue each other’s citizens from Yemen

India has appreciated Pakistan’s “generous gesture” of rescuing eleven Indian citizens from Yemen, flown to India on a special Pakistan Air Force aircraft India has appreciated...