Chintan Girish Modi

Chintan Girish Modi

Chintan Girish Modi is a freelance writer, educator, researcher, teacher trainer and copy editor living in Mumbai. He is the founder of Friendships Across Borders: Aao Dosti Karein, an initiative to promote friendship between Indians and Pakistanis. He holds an M.Phil. in English Language Education, and has received fellowships from Commutiny – The Youth Collective, the Seagull Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Universal Responsibilit...
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Making schools safer for children: Beyond the CCTV...

While CCTVs and other security measures are a priority to heighten safety and security at schools, conversation is what will help even more.
on Jul 23, 2014

Indians in solidarity with Palestine

Githa Hariharan talks about her book 'From India to Palestine: Essays in Solidarity', giving her take on the Israel-Palestine conflict.
on Jul 22, 2014

Filmistaan – A Bollywood border bromance

Nitin Kakkar's movie 'Filmistaan' tells the tale of new found brotherhood between an Indian and a Pakistani, who share a love for Bollywood.
on Jul 15, 2014

Adharshila – Laying the foundation for learning ...

Located in Sakad, Madhya Pradesh, Adharshila Paathshala is an astounding example of children growing through experiences and questions.
on Apr 15, 2014

The play on Ali Jinnah that was curtained at the K...

Why did the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti pose threats to the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival? Because Ali Jinnah played the central character of a play.
on Feb 11, 2014

Nepal: Playing peaceful travel host for Indians an...

"I learnt to appreciate the value of Nepal as a space for Pakistanis and Indians to be able to meet in a neutral space, without fear of hostility and ...
on Feb 4, 2014

The Kabir Festival: How the 15th century poet revi...

Chintan Girish Modi tells us why Mumbai needs the Kabir Festival more than not.
on Jan 17, 2014

India-Pakistan: Beyond the Google Reunion advertis...

Cross-border India-Pakistan initiatives for friendship and peace are not limited to high-profile events and exchanges involving painters, businessmen,...
on Nov 26, 2013

Lahore Children’s Literature Festival: Rooti...

Chintan Girish Modi writes about visiting the Children's Literature Festival held on October 30-31st in Lahore, Pakistan themed on unlocking the power...
on Nov 18, 2013

Peacebuilding as protest

What people of India need is to hear the voices of Pakistanis from different parts of Pakistan, in as many ways as possible. Not more vandalised art g...
on Aug 27, 2013