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Man-O-Man Sings the Praises of Friends Without Borders


The day after Friends Without Borders carried its first delivery of mail across the Wagah frontier from India into Pakistan, the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, issued a press release, congratulating the children of Pakistan and India for leading the way to a more peaceful world by participating in this special friendship project.

Here is the text of his press release:


The Prime Minister has commended the ongoing effort to encourage children from India and Pakistan to write letters of friendship to each other, which is being organized by The first set of such letters was carried to Pakistan on March 24.

Dr Singh said, “This is a beautiful event, being led by the children of both countries. It has very positive ramifications for the future of both nations, once this generation of children grows up and takes on the reins of leadership.”

While thanking the organizers, the Prime Minister also saluted the children of India who have written heartfelt letters of friendship, and encouraged more children to join this movement.

March 25, 2006
New Delhi

In case you hadn’t noticed, this project is rocking the sub-continent!


Friends Without Borders: Status Report

Flags and Dove

This has been an exciting two-and-a-half months for the Friends Without Borders. As we make our final preparations to deliver the World’s Largest Love Letter and the first salvo of individual friendship letters from the children of India to the children of Pakistan, it is time to take stock of our achievements and look to the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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India Today Features Friends Without Borders


For those of you living in India, be sure to check out the beautiful feature on the Friends Without Borders project in the March issue of India Today. For the rest of you: sorry, the India Today website does not give free access to this article. Our project is so cool, they are making online readers pay for the story!


Lisa D'Costa
“Is she a model?” Lisa D’Costa with a fan.

All the world has a prurient, voyeuristic fascination with celebrity. In America, the process is so well-advanced that fame is self-reflexive and self-fulfilling. People like Paris Hilton, though lacking any talent or meaningful social value, are considered “famous for being famous.”

But India far outstrips even the American love of the famous. Americans thrill when chance allows them to brush-up against celebrities; Indians crave such opportunities. No event in India should take place without the “felicities” of a celebrity. And if the famous can’t make an appearance, the demi-famous will have to do.

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Friends Without Borders Rocks Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium!

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Wankhede Stadium Wankhede Stadium

Wankhede Stadium Wankhede Stadium

Wankhede Stadium Wankhede Stadium

Wankhede Stadium Wankhede Stadium

Scenes from the Mumbai Press Conference

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FWB Press Conference FWB Press Conference

Friends Without Borders PSA Hits the Air!

PSA Screen Capture

If you want to see the project that is rocking India – and will soon rock Pakistan too – download our Public Service Announcement, which begins airing this week throughout the country!

For English, click here.

For Hindi, click here.

The PSA will also run in Urdu and four South Indian languages.

Blasts from the Past

... because the idiocy of manliness is an evergreen topic.


... because Canada and the US will celebrate their Thanksgiving holidays and, regrettably and preventably, not 1-cook-in-10 will serve a decent turkey.


... because everyday is Mother's Day.


... because the American Dream seems but a distant memory, given the country's dominant ethos of small-mindedness.


... to remind us that not every mix of Tibetans and Western spiritual seekers has to be nauseating.


... to celebrate the new edition of Infinite Vision published in India.


... reprised because military strategy seems more cruel and less effective than ever -- and certainly there is a better way.


... because cars are ruining Pondicherry, where I live. How badly are they fucking up your Indian town?


... reprinted because more-and-more people seem want to understand the gift economy. (Yeah!)

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