Aman ki Asha and the bad times in Indo-Pak relations
Imran Khan at the Economic Conference 2012, Lahore: trade for peace
People-to-people contacts are necessary to keep the ball rolling but what is really needed is top level interventions, like the Aman ki Asha strategic seminar series and economic conferences that have the real potential to make a bigger impact

By Saeed Ahmed Rid

Are bad times here again in the cyclical India-Pakistan love-hate relationship? There's talk of Pakistan International Airline's New Delhi flights being suspended as PIA has has been told t ..... more

'Milne Do' and a visit to Lahore Street food in Lahore: with Taimur Rahman of Laal Our cross-border production is ambitious given the restrictive visa regime and tensions between India and Pakistan but we are ready to take on this daunting task

By Imran Zahid

We have been back in Delhi for some weeks now but it feels like y .....more

Briefs RIP Dr Rajni Kothari

Pakistani activists paid tribute to prominent political scholar and peace activist Dr Rajni Kothari who passed away in Delhi on January 19, 2015, aged 86 years. Dr Kothari, born on August 16, 1928, was one of the founding member .....more

"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 ancient history. She has memories of old Lahor .....more

BriefS Marvi Sirmed and Khushal Khattak: let people meet Indo Pak calendar Islamabad launch
Youth groups from India and Pakistan have jointly launched a 'Calendar for Peace and Love' for the third consecutive year featuring selected paintings by Indian and Pakistan students.

"The calendar is a collection of .....more

Pakistan travels-3 A last minute gift, Katasraj and Khewra
A retired banker in Haryana reminisces about a 2006 visit to his birthplace across the border

By Yash Pal Sethi

On our last evening in Rawalpindi, strolling in the local market, I asked our host Ahm .....more

Build on goodwill, not hate A student in Chennai prays for those killed in Peshawar. Schools across India held a two-minute silence on Wednesday. Photo: R. Senthil Kumar/ PTI In the wake of escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, people on both sides of the border continue to express solidarity through peace initiatives

In an unprecedented and heart-warming gesture from India to Pakistan, Indian Prime Minister .....more

Joint statement by Editors of Jang Group & Times of India

Peace between India and Pakistan has been stubbornly elusive and yet tantalizingly inevitable. This vast subcontinent senses the bounties a peace dividend can deliver to its people yet it recoils from claiming a share. The natural impulse would be to break out of the straitjacket of stated positions and embrace an ideal that promises sustained prosperity to the region, yet there is hesitation. There is a collective paralysis of the will, induced by the trauma of birth, amplified by false starts, mistrust, periodic outbreaks of violence, suspicion, misplaced jingoism and diplomatic doublespeak. Hypnotized by their own mantra, the two states are reluctant to move towards normalization until certain terms and certain promises are kept.



The world has seen worse cases of animosity

Thursday, July 12, 2012
by Ammar Shahbazi
Cultural and linguistic bonds of a civilization are stronger than its religious bonds, says professor Naeem ur Rehman Farooqi, former Pro Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University. "So the connection between India and Pakistan is inherent and intrinsic, something that no political and military power can ever erode" In an interview with Aman Ki Asha, he said that the history of a civilisation cann


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55_7-03-2011_1.jpgThe News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.

Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were released after the talks. more

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