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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,...
A cross-border royal Rajput wedding

A cross-border royal Rajput wedding

The Rajput ‘Tikka’ ceremony in Amarkot on Dec 7 will take place in Pakistan for the first time since 1947 There is great excitement in the Rajput community in India and in Pakistan about...
Visa woes of cross-border couples

Visa woes of cross-border couples

Some 356 women from Pakistan married to Indian men are awaiting Indian citizenship, reports Biswajeet Banerjee in Niti Central (May 30, 2014) The report quotes Uttar Pradesh government officials as...
Friends without Borders: The real story

Friends without Borders: The real story

A researcher on India and Pakistan peace issues sets the record straight about allegations regarding Friends Without Borders ‘funding’ for Aman ki Asha By Saeed Ahmed Rid The name of...
‘Focus on the commonalities’

‘Focus on the commonalities’

A cross-border Kashmiri couple talks about how they crossed the hurdles By Laaleen Khan Of Kashmiri descent from both sides of the border, Saba and Mujtaba crossed paths twelve years ago in San...
‘It’s all about the couple’

‘It’s all about the couple’

Don’t compare differences between the two countries; focus on how much similarity remains. It’s all about the couple. People, society, even parents will acquiesce to your desires...
‘There is no love during India-Pakistan matches’

‘There is no love during India-Pakistan matches’

Cultural differences fall by the wayside when you know you are meant to be together By Laaleen Khan Sharmine and Mutaqeen’s romance sparked at college in Toronto, where they currently live....
‘Love goes beyond boundaries’

‘Love goes beyond boundaries’

Sarah Ahmad and Gagan Suri, both of Punjabi origin, have been married for eleven after dating for four years. They live in Riyadh with their two sons, aged nine and six. By Laaleen Khan In this day...
“win-win situation”

“win-win situation”

The first of a series chronicling five vibrant cross-border couples, stories that transcend squabbles over cricket or Kashmir. Readers are welcome to share their own stories across the divide By...
PYAR BORDER PAAR: Married… across borders

PYAR BORDER PAAR: Married… across borders

By Lubna Jerar Naqvi Tensions between Pakistan and India have led to tough security measures and visa restrictions. It’s not just those with relatives across the border, or tourists, students,...