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REFLECTIONS: Independence shouldn’t come with restrictions

REFLECTIONS: Independence shouldn’t come with restrictions

Thoughts triggered by a joint celebration of India and Pakistan’s Independence Days at an event where Haider Ali from Karachi made a presentation about ‘truck art’ This year marks...
Making Attari-Wagah border a symbol of peaceful co-existence

Making Attari-Wagah border a symbol of peaceful co-existence

An account of the people-initiated midnight event that takes place every year on Aug 14-15 at the border between Pakistan and India The Attari-Wagah border between India and Pakistan displayed the...
Here’s a Salman in need of a ‘Bhaijaan’

Here’s a Salman in need of a ‘Bhaijaan’

By Eram Agha ALIGARH: As audiences in both Pakistan and India rave over Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, the story of one little girl from Pakistan lost in India, here is the...
Praful Bidwai — the peacemaker

Praful Bidwai — the peacemaker

A personal tribute to a true secularist, humanist and peacenik not just of India, but of South Asia and the world How does one come to grips with the fact that this low-key but vital journalist,...
Finding love in ‘enemy territory’: Swara Bhaskar on her Pakistan trip

Finding love in ‘enemy territory’: Swara Bhaskar on her Pakistan trip

Human relationships are greater than politics, says actor Swara Bhaskar after visiting Pakistan, a country she once thought of as “enemy territory”, where she was showered with warmth and...
“Crazy” maybe… but oh so sweet

“Crazy” maybe… but oh so sweet

Piyush, a young IT professional working with Apple in California, recently hit upon an unusual way of reaching out to his online friends in Karachi. For some time now, during discussions over Rakhi,...
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...
A letter to the Presidents and Chiefs of Army Staff of India and Pakistan

A letter to the Presidents and Chiefs of Army Staff of India and Pakistan

A former Indian national appeals for the missing prisoners of war from the 1971 conflict between India and Pakistan to be brought home By Brian McMahon I write, from Canberra, Australia, as a...