DAY 1 - June 26
9.30-10.30 am
(Former Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs, Leader of Opposition)
10.30-11.00 am
Coffee Break
Kashmir: Melting the Snows, Reinventing the Imagination
12.30-1.15 pm
1.30 pm- 3 pm
Inherited Poisons: Can the young defang them?
3 pm -3.30 pm
Coffee Break
3.30-5 pm
The Western Factor: Spoiler or benign interference?
DAY 2 - June 27
9.30 am-10.30 am
Imran Khan

(President, Tehreek-e-Insaf & Ex Cricket Captain, Pakistan)
10.30 am-11.00 am
Coffee Break
11 am-12.30 pm
Democracy, Trade and the War against Terror
12.30-1.15 pm
1.30-3 pm
Art and Cinema: Creating and eroding stereotypes
3 pm-3.30 pm
Coffee Break
3.30-5 pm
The role of religion is the fundamental difference between India and Paksitan

In the 60 years since their independence – and cataclysmic separation - India and Pakistan have walked very different routes to adult nationhood.

One, remaining committed to democracy, has grown from strength to strength, and, despite its many internal faultlines, is being widely hailed today as a rising super economy.

The other, less fortunate in losing its founding father and his liberal vision just a year after its birth, has lurched through unstable political periods of democracy, dictatorship and military rule, and is considered among "the most dangerous places on earth today".

Yet, for all their apparent differences – the ceasarean scar in the belly, Kashmir, the three wars, and the divergent political trajectories – India and Pakistan remain crucially joint at the hip. Shared borders, shared histories, shared memory, shared cultures and the unlimited potential of the future – there is much that compels India and Pakistan to build bridges across the past.

Important milestones, in fact, have been crossed in these 60 years. For all the aggression on both sides, neither has stopped looking for points of friendship. And neither nation now looks towards retrieving a prelapsarian past.

A potent time has come then for new conversations. 2008 has been a critical year for Pakistan. As it has renewed its bid for democracy and modernity, it has reiterated its willingness to find news ways of engaging with India. If political leaders across the borders are to move beyond old partisan positions, the will of ordinary people will have to find greater expression. Today, with the pervasiveness of the internet and media, it is possible to focus and aggregate this energy.

Together, India and Pakistan comprise one of the most important regions in the world: politically, economically and culturally. Their combined future is of crucial interest to all the major nations of the world. What shape can that future take?

Tehelka's London summit - India & Pakistan: Designing a New Future - seeks to catalyse new conversations around this big question. Over two days – in an atmosphere committed to openness and frank discussion - an exciting range of political, corporate, cultural and opinion leaders from India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom will discuss many crucial and contentious issues to chart a possible roadmap for the future.