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“After the play, audience members hugged us and apologised for the incident”

“After the play, audience members hugged us and apologised for the incident”

GURGAON CHOOSES THEATRE OVER THEATRICS When some protestors in Gurgaon interrupted a play by a Pakistani group on Saturday, the audience stood up for the artistes and ensured that the show went on On...
Geeta’s return

Geeta’s return

As Geeta, the deaf-mute woman being looked after in Pakistan for 15 years returns home, activists appeal to governments to look into other cases and to continue the dialogue  Geeta, the Indian woman...
“I fully support peace between India and Pakistan”

“I fully support peace between India and Pakistan”

A South Indian student’s version of ‘Akele na jaana’, the Pakistani film song immortalized by Ahmad Rushdie and Mala Last week, I met Aditya Shrinivas, a Ph.D student from...
Noise in Mumbai… but Pakistan wrestlers win hearts in Pune

Noise in Mumbai… but Pakistan wrestlers win hearts in Pune

Jatin Desai, a peace activist and journalist in Mumbai, draws attention to an interesting front page recently. “It is about how a team of four wrestlers from Pakistan came to Pune, participated...
The real cost of conflict in South Asia

The real cost of conflict in South Asia

Born in the Rawalpindi area in 1943, Suresh Bakshi was about four years old when his family left their ancestral home after Partition in 1947. But he still remembers and has strong feelings for the...
HAPPENINGS…Promoting dialogue, one event at a time

HAPPENINGS…Promoting dialogue, one event at a time

Prominent activists, academics and journalists will address a seminar on “Pakistan, India and Kashmir – Peace Talks: Why War Is Not An Option” at UT Dallas on Oct 10, 2015...
Re-shaping identity across borders… Not what the media led us to expect

Re-shaping identity across borders… Not what the media led us to expect

Some unexpected discoveries by a group of 45 Pakistani students on a six-week long visit to India to experience the arts and culture and meet ordinary people…  Beyond ideas of national...
An Indo-Pak mushaira evoking tears, laughter, seriousness

An Indo-Pak mushaira evoking tears, laughter, seriousness

Aligarh alum in New England pay tribute to Sir Syed Ahmed Khan with an Indo-Pak mushaira Pakistanis and Indians from the greater Boston area flocked in large numbers to an event at a high school...
Remembering 1965: War has no winners

Remembering 1965: War has no winners

Claims of victory on either side of the border notwithstanding, the 1965 war ended with a ceasefire and a stalemate – but it damaged the India-Pakistan relationship horribly As India and...
India, Pakistan – stop firing, start talking, urges PIPFPD

India, Pakistan – stop firing, start talking, urges PIPFPD

The largest and oldest people-to-people lobby group in the region demands an immediate end to Pakistan and India’s Ceasefire violations on the LoC and the International Border Is it really...