20 years after the Neemrana Declaration in 2000 where civil societies pledged to strengthen regional interaction, journalists Mandira Nayer and Munizae Jahangir speak across borders to Nandita Das, Mohammad Hanif, Syeda Hamid, and Salima Hashmi on whether the dream for peace can be realized.

1)Addressing challenges to freedom of expression for artists and writers.

2) Has Covid-19 made regional solutions more imperative?

3)Can peaceniks overcome right-wing politics to change the status quo of no engagement?