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Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised fifth and sixth Aman Chaupal with theatre personality from Pakistan, Mr. Aamir Nawaz

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an initiative for Indo-Pak friendship, organized its Fifth & Sixth Aman Chaupal on 24 February 2014 at Jawaharlal Nehru University and South Asian University, New Delhi. Aman Chaupal is an informal session wherein people from Pakistan or who have been to Pakistan share their experiences and address students’ curiosities and questions. The two sessions were the fifth and the sixth Aman Chaupal sessions. In the earlier sessions, we have had Ms. Saeeda Diep, Mr. Raza Rumi and Ms. Kiran Nazish as our guests and the sessions were conducted in schools. In this Aman Chaupal,  Mr. Aamir Nawaz  was the guest. He is the president of a leading Pakistani Theatre group, Maas Foundation. Maas Foundation had emerged as a parellal theatre in Pakistan in 2002. The plays are based on social and contemporary issues among which indo-Pak is one of the most prominent themes. Mr. Nawaz also has several other achievements. Recently, he has produced and directed a TV drama series by the

Aaghaz-e-Dosti organised discussion on "Books Connect Us" during World Book Fair

Aaghaz-e-Dosti , an initiative for Indo-Pak friendship, organized a discussion on the topic “Books Connect Us” (in the context of South Asia) during the World Book Fair on 15 Feb, 5 to 6 PM. As a part of discussion, student speakers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal also shared their experiences and thoughts over the topic.  We believe that there is a need to enhance people-to-people communications and foster good relations for a peaceful and prosperous South Asia. In this discussion, we sought to explore the role of books in connecting us. We know that books can play a major role in building people to people bond, by providing a chance to know about each other, to know about each other’s society, culture, language, customs etc. Books provide us a chance to celebrate the diversity. In this discussion, we had the privilege of having  Dr . Dhananjay Tripathi  (Asst Professor of International Relations at South Asian University),  Sh. Pankaj Chaturvedi  (Asst Editor