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“We have to be secular. There is no choice”

“We have to be secular. There is no choice”

Romila Thapar on history and politics of India By Zaman Khan Professor Romila Thapar, 83, needs no introduction. She is known among intellectuals of the world for her path-breaking work on Indian...
A little bit of Pakistan in Kolkata

A little bit of Pakistan in Kolkata

Come January, the city’s literary festivals provide us the opportunity to meet some scintillating minds from Pakistan By Ruchhita Kazaria Come January and my heart begins to sing. That is when...
Pakistan, wait for me…

Pakistan, wait for me…

An Aman ki Asha traveller from Kolkata chances upon the road to the country she dreams of visiting By Ruchhita Kazaria Fascinated by the ‘travel to Rann of Kutch’ adverts flooding my...
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 By Ilmana Fasih Jaaney kya tuu ne kahi, jaane...
Forging ahead: Five years on

Forging ahead: Five years on

Re-visiting the first ever Aman ki Asha joint statement, January 1, 2010 On January 1, 2010, the Jang Group of Pakistan and The Times of India launched an unprecedented initiative for peace between...
India spontaneously with Pakistan

India spontaneously with Pakistan

By Ilmana Fasih When unimaginable tragedy struck Pakistan, there was an overwhelming response of empathy and love from around the world. The biggest outpouring of response came spontaneously...
Unofficial talks about official talks… and some mis-talks

Unofficial talks about official talks… and some mis-talks

A former Senator invited to participate as Adviser at the recent India-Pakistan Parliamentarians dialogue in India shares his observations, including the consensus on the indispensability of official...
The enemy within

The enemy within

Across South Asia we need to divert resources towards our real enemies and focus on providing a life of dignity to the underprivileged and the disadvantaged t was a regular Friday morning. I woke up...
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...
Aman Ki Asha seminar held in Dallas

Aman Ki Asha seminar held in Dallas

DALLAS: Human rights and democracy advocacy group South Asia Democracy Watch (SADeW) and University of Texas Dallas Asia Center held a special seminar on “Aman Ki Asha – Hope for Peace-...