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A student “exchange for change”

A student “exchange for change”

 A long-running student exchange project facilitates interactions between Pakistani and Indian students In January, a 29-member delegation of Indian school students and teachers from Mumbai, New...
Scions of two India-Pakistan Rajput families to tie knot today

Scions of two India-Pakistan Rajput families to tie knot today

By Akhilesh Kumar Singh & Vimal Bhatia | tnn Jaisalmer/Jaipur/Bikaner: Scions of two prominent Rajput families from India and Pakistan will tie the knot in Jaipur on Friday. The rare cross-border...
“Patriotism” – boon or bane?

“Patriotism” – boon or bane?

An Indian wonders who his enemy is across the border. Is it everything and everyone associated with Pakistan, security forces or something more subtle? By Samir Gupta It is twilight on a Wednesday...
Teenage Indo-Pak Peace Agents

Teenage Indo-Pak Peace Agents

A pair of teenagers from India and Pakistan talk about a project that began when they realised the commonalities and resolved to work out differences “We believe peace is possible,” say...
Singh’s Sufi song

Singh’s Sufi song

A chat with Dr Madan Gopal Singh, an intellectual and poet turned mystic singer By Zaman Khan To admit my ignorance at the outset, I had never heard the name of the group Chaar Yaar, particularly of...
“If you want to read Manto, you will find him”

“If you want to read Manto, you will find him”

Eminent historian Ayesha Jalal at the Kolkata Literary Meet Kalam talks about the relevance of Manto to India and Pakistan By Ruchhita Kazaria At the Kolkata Literary Meet known as...
Aman ki Asha and the bad times in Indo-Pak relations

Aman ki Asha and the bad times in Indo-Pak relations

People-to-people contacts are necessary to keep the ball rolling but what is really needed is top level interventions, like the Aman ki Asha strategic seminar series and economic conferences that...
A little bit of Pakistan in Kolkata

A little bit of Pakistan in Kolkata

Come January, the city’s literary festivals provide us the opportunity to meet some scintillating minds from Pakistan By Ruchhita Kazaria Come January and my heart begins to sing. That is when...
Pakistan, wait for me…

Pakistan, wait for me…

An Aman ki Asha traveller from Kolkata chances upon the road to the country she dreams of visiting By Ruchhita Kazaria Fascinated by the ‘travel to Rann of Kutch’ adverts flooding my...
A cross-border marriage, 25 years on

A cross-border marriage, 25 years on

We argued, we fought, like any other couple. But we made it, thanks to our conscious decision to not let cross-border politics derail our relationship Jaaney kya tuu ne kahi, jaane kya main ney suni,...