JULY 2001- Contents

Indo-Pak Focus
50Year Photo Retrospective

The 'People' Effort

Agra Summit- the happier moments

Begum Sehba Musharraf's time in India

Cuisine Diplomacy

Open Letter to the General and the PM

Indo-Pak Reconciliation School

Kiran Bedi's screen debut 

Fashion & Lifestyle
By the Young, for the Young' 

Fashion Graduates - India

Pakistan School of Fashion Design

Adopting Historic sites

Benoy Behl- documenting
India's ancient art

Preventive Medicine - How it

Aamir Khan - an interview

Adnan Sami

'United for Gujarat' - the first South Asian concert'

Travel & Adventure
Dr. Kamal Vilku -India's first lady in Antarctica

Speaking Stones - Heritage
Sites in India


Editor's Note


the craft shop

the print gallery




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An oft repeated and sought message


People to People

"We want peace'

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Everybody in the Indian sub-continent wants peace - that is everybody apart from the powers that be. The man on the street, the school-going child, the working mother, the businessman, the industrialist, the urban yuppie, the sportsmen, the writers, the thinkers - both in India and Pakistan - dream the same dream of peace and sanity. The real issues are hunger, disease, illiteracy, poverty - both sides of the border.

This is a small page of photographs, gathered from various sources, and duly credited  (in the properties) - a page that exemplifies the mood of the nation and its citizens. Those who guard our borders share each others joys and sweets; Women's Initiative for Peace in South Asia (WIPSA) managed to go across and explain their agenda to their sisters in Pakistan; a group of schoolgirls  from Pakistan is currently visiting schoolgirls in Lucknow and are ecstatic about it; a six year old Indian boy watches Pakistan win at Old Trafford and views the ground ceremony sitting on the shoulders of a Pakistani fan; Maurya Sheraton Hotel in Delhi invites Pakistani chefs from Lahore to offer authentic Lahori cuisine to all the Lahoris now living in Delhi - there are endless examples and messages of what most people desire - peace and amity.


At the 'Border'

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L-R: BSF Officers welcome Pakistan Rangers at Chamliyal post 50 kms from Jammu for an annual fair; an Indian child reaching out to a Pak Ranger;Pakistan Rangers offer sweets to Indian counterparts at Wagah

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Leave the  gates open!

Women's war against war

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L-R: Indo-Pak reunion of alumni of Kinnaird College;Asma Jahangir with President Narayanan and wife Usha Narayanan, and Mr. I K Gujral; Indian women delegates return from Islamabad; 'Women for Peace'-Usha Krishna Kumar greeting Pakistani women delegates at a Delhi workshop

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First Lady Usha Narayanan with visiting Pakistani business women at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

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L-R: Nirmala Deshpande, Begum Sehba Musharraf, and Dr. Mohini Giri at WIPSA gathering
in Delhi on the occasion of General and Begum Musharraf's recent visit to Delhi on 14 July


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