Friendships transcend borders
A family away from home, at Dignity Foundation for senior citizens, Mumbai
I wondered about my identity as a Pakistani Hindu and what I had in common with our much-detested neighbour. Studying in India later, I found that friendships transcend borders
By Ajay Pinjani


dentity is a dynamic phenomenon that continues to surprise me with the innumerable forms it takes. Born a Hindu in Pakistan, one occasionally encounters a surprised face followed by: 'So when did you migrate from India?' Other remarks ensue. A school-friend of mi ..... more




Why people are signing Let people meet! India, Pakistan, ease visa restrictions. Sign the online petition at www.change.org/milnedo

Shweta Pujari,Dubai, UAE:
I have no reason to hate my .....more

Mika Singh: Keeping the people dancing Love across borders: Mika Singh with Pakistani fans in Houston By Raja Zahid A. Khanzada

"There is no difference between the people of Pakistan and India. It is our politicians who keep us divided," says popular Indian singer and performer Mika Singh, talking to Geo News/Jang recently in Houston.

When h .....more

Celebrating Independence Day together Milne Do: Indian and Pakistani students demonstrate solidarity in the land of their erstwhile colonial masters Indian and Pakistani students studying abroad become friends, call for peace and a visa-free South Asia
By Sehyr Mirza


A group of Indian and Pakistani students celebrated their countries' independence from Britain in Britain itself raising slogan .....more

Not too dissimilar At Wagah border, 2006. Author photo credit: Asim Rafiqui Knowing Indians while growing up and studying abroad is very different than when living in Pakistan
By Imaduddin Ahmed


Having grown up in England and attended college in California, I saw my Indian or Indian diaspora friends only as fellow South .....more

BriefS Bonding over shared interests... Image: courtesy Buzzfeed.co When India spoke to Pakistan
After Google's wildly popular online ad "Reunion" last year, another video effectively bridging the Indo-Pak divide and bringing people together is going viral. All India Bakchod, a comedy collective, in collaboration with K .....more

This tremulous land Milestone in LOC area, Uri, Kashmir. Photos: Sarah Singh, 2014 A filmmaker shares stories of people whose lives are split apart, sixty-seven years on, by continued political earthquakes
By Sarah Singh


A few years ago, I set out to make a film in an attempt to understand the history and legacy of the 1947 Pa .....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.

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Articles

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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Special Edition

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. ....read more

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