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Rest in peace, Amjad Sabri

Rest in peace, Amjad Sabri

The world of devotional music and culture in South Asia was dealt a body blow on 22 June 2016 with the murder of popular Qawwali maestro Amjad Sabri. His murder has left a hole in the hearts of all...
Pakistan releases 18 Indian fishermen

Pakistan releases 18 Indian fishermen

Activists demand faster identity verification and timely release of incarcerated cross-border prisoners Pakistan on Sunday released 18 Indian fishermen from its Karachi prison. They will be...
Of love and hate in Pakistan

Of love and hate in Pakistan

What makes an event news? This somewhat unoriginal question came into sharp focus last week for me on my first trip to Pakistan. One of the co-speakers at a marketing conference I was speaking at in...
In youth we hope

In youth we hope

Being the only Pakistani amidst a hall full of Indians when Pakistan loses a cricket match can be… interesting Over the last ten years, the one thing I have avoided most is watching a cricket match...
Brilliant comeback by Pakistan women in thriller against India

Brilliant comeback by Pakistan women in thriller against India

7th Match, Group B: India Women v Pakistan Women at Delhi, Mar 19, 2016 In a double header televised match, the Pakistan women’s cricket team took on India in Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi...
Cricket crazy “peace entrepreneurs” bringing down the wall using #ProfileforPeace again

Cricket crazy “peace entrepreneurs” bringing down the wall using #ProfileforPeace again

Indian and Pakistani social media users are changing the narrative: Supporting the other country’s team does not make you unpatriotic Two superlative batting efforts by Misbah ul Haq in the...
Dead bodies of arrested fishermen must be returned without delay: PIPFPD

Dead bodies of arrested fishermen must be returned without delay: PIPFPD

The Pakistan-India Peoples’ Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD) has appealed to the Indian and Pakistani government to not further delay handing over the dead bodies of two Indian fishermen...
Intizar Husain: ‘Our culture is part of a great tradition as much Hindu as it is Muslim’

Intizar Husain: ‘Our culture is part of a great tradition as much Hindu as it is Muslim’

Intizar Husain (December 12, 1925-February 2, 2016) Speaking to a Delhi-based academic, the legendary writer’s words two decades ago remain relevant today The well-known Urdu writer, Intizar...
Junoon’s Salman Ahmad does a cameo in ‘Rhythm’

Junoon’s Salman Ahmad does a cameo in ‘Rhythm’

The Pakistani band Junoon’s Salman Ahmad, whose song Sayonee struck a chord with music lovers, returns to Bollywood after quite a long gap. Not only has the talented musician composed a...
Cross-border religious tourism is lowest-hanging fruit

Cross-border religious tourism is lowest-hanging fruit

Singer Anup Jalota’s bhajan ‘prabhuji tum chandan hum pani‘ played in the background as a saffron-robed priest purified Krishna, Radha and Hanuman’s idols with milk for their...