Friends Without Borders: Secret Agents (of Peace)

Handshake Between India and Pakistan -- kids' art

I am pleased to report that the 2007 incarnation of the Friends Without Borders travel squad has assembled and is raring to go. This year’s team includes John Siliphant, Yoo-Mi, Rahul Brown, Mona Panchal, Sachi Maniar, and me.

We are currently in Delhi awaiting word from the High Commission of Pakistan that Islamabad has cleared our visa requests. We hope to be soon on our way to Pakistan to deliver tens of thousands of friendship letters from Indian kids, to get letters to bring back to India, and to enroll schools for ongoing school-to-school relationships.

In the meanwhile we are using the time to attend meeting-after-meeting on our latest project: an event so enormous, so paradigm-shifting, so damn cool that I am not yet authorized to breathe word of it. To you, that is. Yesterday, though, we had a chance to focus-group the concept with our number-one constituency, kids, at an event in Delhi’s National Stadium.

What did they think? That our idea rocks! (Oops, have I given away too much?)

Delhi CanKids event at National Stadium Delhi CanKids event at National Stadium

As you can see from these photos, many of the kids were so turned-on by our plans that they took pen in hand to share their enthusiasm with the Prime Minister. (Once again, our job is to play postmen.) We already know that the PM loves our project; he told the world so last year. The only question this year is: will he rock with us?

Delhi CanKids event at National Stadium

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5 Responses to “Friends Without Borders: Secret Agents (of Peace)”


  1. 1 peace 29 May 2008 at 12:09 pm

    this is a great idea. I personally am an Indian and absolutely love the fact the India and Pakistan are making an effort to create peace. It shouldn’t matter what religion, we should all still love each other!!!

  2. 2 michael 10 June 2008 at 6:46 am

    its good for both the countries to fight against the evils of society ,. poverty,diseases,education,sanitation etc.and above all terrorism because it leads to hatred and destruction in the name of religion nothing else we all know that the common man of both the country wants peace and friendship and this is the right time to take initiative in positive direction for the people of both the country whatever steps taken must be encouraged.

  3. 3 laura 9 August 2009 at 6:12 am

    interested in you,
    My name is laura, i saw your profile here in http://www.chandigarhcity.com and became interested in you, i will also like to know more about you, i want you to reply my mail to my email address so i can give you my picture for you to know whom i am and tell you more things about me. Here is my email address (khalifa.laura@yahoo.com) i believe we can start from here so am waiting for your reply to my email address above. Remember that distance or tribe does not matter but love matters a lot in life.
    Yours new found friend,
    laura.

  4. 5 dhruva 20 February 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all.

    So peace implies as something quiet yet good-from within and for something outside…..
    so i think its great idea and citizens of INDIAwill surely support u…
    pleased by ur work…


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