Category Archives: Dialogue For Peace

Dialogue for Peace—October 2015

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Trepidation. Curiosity. ‘Whose paintings are those?’ ‘Where do we sit?’ ‘ When do we start?’ The eighth session of the Dialogue for Peace program started off with shy smiles, handshakes, whispers. Eleven students from the Kashmir valley and eleven from Lakshmipat Singhania School gathered at The Seagull Foundation for the Arts bright and (relatively) early…

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PeaceWorks – A shining example of hope and perseverance

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Art and peace are both located in the tension between emotions and intellect. Life unites what concepts and dualisms keep apart. And art, like peace, has to overcome such false dichotomies by speaking both to the heart and to the brain, to the compassion of the heart and the constructions of the brain. ~ Johan…

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Dialogue for Peace—December 2013

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Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? That is Heaven’s part, our part To murmur name upon name, As a mother names her child When sleep at last has come On limbs that had run wild. What is it but nightfall? No, no, not night but…

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Dialogue for Peace – June 2013

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Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. The sixth session of the Dialogue for Peace: Kashmir Project brought together students of Kolkata school Lakshmipat Singhania Academy (LSA) and a group…

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Dialogue for Peace—December 2012

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Kashmir-December2012 An ache, A fire, My desire… A need I feed Gorging on the matter Matter-of-factly on another Precipitous cannibal Eats himself inside out, Outside in Din, dry noise This rising hunger Feeds, even when fed On its own irrepressible need The fifth session of the Dialogue for Peace: the Kashmir Project was a platform for young…

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