With International Day of Peace celebrated globally on September 21st, peace activists from across South Asia re-ignited their call to ease visa curbs in the neighbourhood.
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Award-winning actor-playwright Sudha Bhuchar on India-Pakistan peace and her new film ‘Into Dust’
Bhuchar's new film ‘Into Dust’, based on murdered Pakistani land-rights activist Perween Rahman, releases on Amazon Prime Video on August 24, 2021.
Women athletes from South Asia come together to share challenges and wins
In the backdrop of the Olympics in Tokyo, 13 women athletes from South Asia got together at a virtual event to share inspiring stories of grit and determination.
“We cannot move on until we have come to terms with the past” – Guneeta Singh Bhalla, founder, 1947 Partition Archive
Founder of 1947 Partition Archive, Guneeta Singh Bhalla is out to humanise history with people’s accounts, to help resolve the pain of Partition, and to remind South Asians of their region’s shared legacy.
Doctors, public health experts call for medical collaboration and social justice in South Asia
Doctors and public-health activists from South Asia are calling for governments to address the social, economic and political inequities that the pandemic has highlighted in the region.
New models of power will come from the East: Political theorist Indra Adnan
UK-based political entrepreneur and futurist Indra Adnan says theorists in the West are looking to the East for sustainable models of organisation and community-building.
First ever Indo-Pak pride meet highlights the talent and challenges of the LGBTQIA+ community
Indo-Pak Pride Collective marked Pride Month with its first virtual meet, featuring an entertaining and inspiring line-up of talks, dance performances and poetry.
“A South Asian Union would free us from the slavery of the west”: pro-democracy activist Hina Jilani
Globally acclaimed human-rights defender Hina Jilani believes democracy and secularism are values all South Asian nations need to promote and protect.
Train local nurse practitioners and physician assistants to handle primary healthcare in villages: Dr Thakor G. Patel
Dr Thakor G. Patel, retired captain of the US Navy’s medical corps and founder of the Sevak Project, is on a mission to train rural healthcare workers across four states in India.
“The farmers’ movement, the Dalit movements, and the Adivasi movements can offer new models of democracy”: Lalita Ramdas
Peace activist Lalita Ramdas on how political forces use communalism for their own agenda, and why India’s ‘imperfect’ democracy needs to be reimagined.