Keeping the tradition this festival is being held in honour of renowned Urdu poet, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, an artist who embodied the ideals of a generation breaking from colonial domination. The evening will be a tribute to his poetry and reflects his deep concern of the experience of individual humans in his life-long journey of democratic and progressive struggle. Participants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will read poems and give audio-visual presentations and speeches.
More than 500 participants are expected to take part in this event, being organised by the South Asian Peopleís Forum (SAPF), a progressive, democratic, and secular forum, which aims to empower the people of South Asia across borders in an era of increased military intervention, declining civil rights for women and men, and increased ethnic divisions between peoples.
SAPF builds alliances with individuals and groups to share information, present speakers and facilitate discussions, intervene in public sphere and organize programmes in communities in Canada and internationally.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
An online video about Sikhs looking after a mosque built by his ancestors inspires
the writer to re-connect with his past across the border
By Syed Saadat Hu
I had the opportunity to lead an 80-member high-level business delegation of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to Pakistan in May 2012 f .....more
RIP Asghar Ali Engineer
A legacy of peace, rational thinking,
Asoft spoken, gentle and unassuming person, always clad in a .....more
Time to douse the fire
"Pakistan-India relations have been strained for decades due to a number of well known issues - Kashmir, water, sporadic skirmis .....more
An innovative idea connects Indians and Pakistanis with 'the other side'
"It saddens me that we have neighbours that we can't even go visit." "The .....more
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 re .....more
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
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 release....read more
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw