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Expanding my heart

Expanding my heart

An educator, story teller and peace-builder from Mumbai finds solace for his soul over four cross-border trips to the ‘enemy’ country By Chintan Girish Modi Yeh tau ghar hai prem ka,...
Remembering Barbara Alter: A lady of substance

Remembering Barbara Alter: A lady of substance

A ‘not really Indian’ remembers the extraordinary Barbara Alter, a true humanist who loved Urdu and lived most of her life in Mussoorie By Siraj Khan “Suniye…..aap India se hein...
Nine days with enemies x/friends x/family members

Nine days with enemies x/friends x/family members

A frequent visitor to Pakistan, Indian businessman Parmod Pahwa recounts the story of his friend Surjit Anand who made a cross-border visit for the first time My friend Surjit Anand has long been...
Jaipur’s Ujjagar theatre group headed to Karachi

Jaipur’s Ujjagar theatre group headed to Karachi

By Richa Shukla Members of the 25-member theatre group, Ujjagar Dramatic Association of India, are excited to leave for Pakistan on April 2 to participate in the ongoing International Theatre...
Mahesh Bhatt’s “Daddy” opens to a packed hall in Karachi

Mahesh Bhatt’s “Daddy” opens to a packed hall in Karachi

This is the first time that Indian groups are participating in the Pakistan National Academy of Performing Arts International Theatre Festival in Karachi Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt and his actor daughter...
Promoting people-to-people interaction, fighting religious intolerance and violence

Promoting people-to-people interaction, fighting religious intolerance and violence

Prominent Indian activists and scholars to participate in a forthcoming dialogue on peace and interfaith harmony in Karachi An interfaith and peace dialogue being held in Karachi this Saturday...
“Aman ki Asha is a platform which is doing good work and you must continue it”

“Aman ki Asha is a platform which is doing good work and you must continue it”

H.E. Abdul Basit, Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India recently visited Kolkata and interacted with business people, journalists, students and politicians. An Aman ki Asha supporter shares her...
For Indians and Pakistanis, on-going visa woes

For Indians and Pakistanis, on-going visa woes

The uncertainty around visas for Indian groups attending a theatre festival in Pakistan again highlights the bureaucratic restrictions that prevent people-to-people meetings India and Pakistan...
Celebrating the colours of life

Celebrating the colours of life

By coming together to celebrate happy occasions like Eid, Holi, Diwali, Christmas we accept and rejoice in the differences and lead the way to peace in our region By Huma Ahmar Last Thursday evening...
Lit fest hopping: from JLF to LLF

Lit fest hopping: from JLF to LLF

Literature festivals on both sides of the border draw similar crowds. The best part is they bring at least some Indians and Pakistanis together By Sehyr Mirza When the bus from Delhi reaches the...