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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...
Jab we meet

Jab we meet

A dream of open borders By Renu Shah Bagaria Shortly after joining the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, while walking back to my apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it struck me that I was...
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...
A new meaning for ‘blood relatives’

A new meaning for ‘blood relatives’

One of the volunteers who organised a blood donation camp in Delhi in solidarity with Pakistan shares his experience By Samir Gupta Ten years ago, a visa officer at the Pakistan Consulate in New...
Mahesh Bhatt’s “Milne Do”

Mahesh Bhatt’s “Milne Do”

Mahesh Bhatt, in an attempt to find common ground between India and Pakistan,  is all set to produce and present a play titled “Milne Do”. The veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, in his...
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...
Resume dialogue, let people meet

Resume dialogue, let people meet

A young Indian researcher, met with open arms in Pakistan despite tensions at the official level, argues that India should resume dialogue process and that both countries should facilitate...
Two recent Track-2 initiatives between Indians and Pakistanis underscored the need to ease travel, trade and visa restrictions between the two countries and let people meet

Two recent Track-2 initiatives between Indians and Pakistanis underscored the need to ease travel, trade and visa restrictions between the two countries and let people meet

Talking peace in Chang Mai At a recent meeting held in Thailand, Indians and Pakistanis discussed the significance of a new government in New Delhi and the opportunities it creates for Indo-Pak...
‘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...