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‘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...
Nitu’s mission: Save Kiran

Nitu’s mission: Save Kiran

By Beena Sarwar PERSONAL POLITICAL “Didi, I want to live,” 16-year old Kiran Soomro in Karachi tells her friend Nitu Jiwnani in Mumbai. “I don’t want to die.”They are...
The founder of secularism in India

The founder of secularism in India

M.A. Jinnah was the chief architect of the ideals of secularism and communal harmony that modern India strives for. An Indian’s tribute to the Quaid on his 137th birth anniversary Growing up in...
Pakistan, India and Aman ki Asha: The year that was, and looking ahead

Pakistan, India and Aman ki Asha: The year that was, and looking ahead

 Something I wrote last week for The News year-end special supplement, published Jan 1, 2014. I later remembered many special moments I left out, like the Mumbai and Karachi Press Clubs exchanges,...
Ramesh Arora: The other Singh Saab

Ramesh Arora: The other Singh Saab

By Sameer Arshad Gopal Singh Arora’s brothers thought he was crazy to stay back in Pakistan during the post-Partition riots. But his closest friend, Hayat Khan Baloch, had left him with no...
Reshma: In memorium

Reshma: In memorium

I felt like as if a close companion of many years had passed away leaving a hole in my being My joy of Diwali was greatly dimmed when I heard the news of Reshma passing away on the morning of...
Cycle peace tour:We Love Our Neighbour Pakistan

Cycle peace tour:We Love Our Neighbour Pakistan

Delhi University Students for Peace and senior citizens cycle across India to Wagah border for Aug 14-15 Joint Independence Day celebrations At a time when governments in India and Pakistan are...
Pakistani “Optimism Expert “headed for Bangalore

Pakistani “Optimism Expert “headed for Bangalore

Armed with a conference invitation and visa but no money for the airfare, Tanzila Khan raised the money she needed in just two days What do you do when you are a young Pakistani woman who gets an...
Aman ki Asha: Profit of peace

Aman ki Asha: Profit of peace

Congratulating Nawaz Sharif on the electoral win of his political party, Aman ki Asha’s plea to both governments continues to be: “Stay the course”. Let the people reap the...
The iron curtain starts to melt

The iron curtain starts to melt

A glance at the history of the visa regime between India and Pakistan shows why the small steps they recently agreed to take are cause for such celebration The sub-continent was partitioned in 1947...