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Hindu contesting Pakistan provincial elections overwhelmed by support from Muslims

Hindu contesting Pakistan provincial elections overwhelmed by support from Muslims

Aims to work for upgrading health care facilities, girls’ education By Neel Kamal Whatever the outcome of Pakistan’s February 8 national assembly elections, Dr Saveera Parkash feels...
Celebrating the love and resilience of Amrita Pritam and Fahmida Riaz

Celebrating the love and resilience of Amrita Pritam and Fahmida Riaz

Upcoming event: An evening of dialogue, poetry and music dedicated to the late radical feminist poets Amrita Pritam of India and Fahmida Riaz of Pakistan. ‘Ishq, Siyasat, aur Awam’ (Love,...
The suffering continues: No relief in sight for Indian, Pakistani fishermen

The suffering continues: No relief in sight for Indian, Pakistani fishermen

By Jatin Desai and Beena Sarwar The last rites of Indian fisherman Jagdish Mangal Bamaniya were performed in his native village in Gujarat, India, last week – 42 days after his death,...
Women authors, Partition stories, and shared histories

Women authors, Partition stories, and shared histories

As India and Pakistan mark 76 years of independence from British rule and simultaneous Partition, a look at the intertwined stories and work of three young women oral historians from the region By...
Pakistani woman and brother left behind in India meet for the first time, 76 years after Partition

Pakistani woman and brother left behind in India meet for the first time, 76 years after Partition

LUDHIANA: A Pakistani woman hugged her Indian brother and broke into tears after an agonising 74 years of separation on Sunday evening at the Kartarpur corridor — a 4km physical passage between...
How Noshaba became a bridge for Indians with roots in Pakistan

How Noshaba became a bridge for Indians with roots in Pakistan

Last July, 90-year-old Reena Chhibber Varma stood in front of a sprawling bungalow in Rawalpindi’s College Road. It was the family home she had to abandon 75 years earlier for a new...
Stars behind the clouds: 20 OP Nayyar classics that never made it to the cinema

Stars behind the clouds: 20 OP Nayyar classics that never made it to the cinema

 Although never seen, these ghost songs still shine bright, testifying to a musical genius who was born in Lahore, 16 January 1926, and died in Mumbai, 28 January 2007 The name of composer OP Nayyar...
Demands revived in India to rename Saadat Hasan Manto’s birth village after him

Demands revived in India to rename Saadat Hasan Manto’s birth village after him

Both Pakistan and India claim the great Urdu short story writer Saadat Hasan Manto, born in undivided Punjab  on 11 May 2012, in a village that fell to the Indian side after Partition in 1947....
Dying to live

Dying to live

Following the catastrophic floods in Pakistan, an Indian-origin volunteer physician based in America shares personal experiences of working with medical camps in Sindh – and her fears for the...
Music without borders: A journey of discovery and blissful immersion

Music without borders: A journey of discovery and blissful immersion

As the year comes to a close, an Indian transplant to the Boston area reflects on connections with home through music from Pakistan I had long known about the mesmerising Sufi devotional music known...