Tuesday, April 11, 2006

India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan.
Two sides of the same coin.
Our people seperated by just a border.
We look the same, we talk the same.
We both dip biscuits in our morning cups of tea.
We both love Abida Parveen and Nurat Fateh Ali Khan.
We both laugh at the same jokes.
And cry at Karan Johar films.
Then why do we have borders seperating our sameness?
Friends Without Borders began a few months ago where group of volunteers began visiting schools throughout India to collect letters from Indian children, to give to their friends in Pakistan.
This Feb 19th the children of India created the world's largest love letter, which was presented at the wankhede Stadium.
Over thirty thousand letters have been collected to send to children of Pakistan.
We are hoping this movement gains momentum and touches a crore Indian children.
Let's teach our children love, kindness, caring and compassion.
For only then will they inherit a world without borders tomorrow.

For more info - FriendsWithoutBorders.org

This add came in the newspaper a few times, so just reproducing it here.
So, the eternal question is - Should India and Pakistan unite together? After all if South Korea and North Korea can unite, if Germany can, then Why can't India and Pakistan? So, As an Indian - What do you say? Should they unite? Yes/No and Why?
So guys and gals, tell us about your views on it.


At 10:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should hv friendly relations....but unite and become one nation again...NEVER...My God I can't even imagine this.

At 9:34 AM, Anonymous Mehak said...

Should India & Pakistan unite together..well i dont approve of that...enuff of music exchange between the two countries..lets get some facts right...
I hope even you will agree with terrorist grps getting trained in Pak
Dawood is hiding in Pak ..n the pak government does not take responsibility of this...
J & K...we in other parts of the country can only say...sad n bad...but ask the ppl living there..
they call it Mini-Pak

At 2:48 PM, Blogger The Bhandari's said...

Well if efforts are made then both can be united.... If everone start thinking like us then there is no harm in uniting . So I vote for it.........

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous deepakjeswal said...

I agree with Vandy above!

Let's just get the animosity betn the countries out, and keep the borders status quo!

With more population, Indian govt will have more headaches. Plus, how much assimilation will happen into the mainstream India is sth I hv my full doubts over (and I am saying this coz India is bigger than Pak, so it cant be the otherway round, can it?). In a way, we r asking Pakistanis to leave their identity and merge into India, right? From their pt of view hi socho toh kitna condescending hai yeh!

Plus there are other issues.

Despite similarities, much water has flown beneath the bridges, and both the societies hv evolved in their own manner.

I dont think Germany or Korean example can really work here - as I said, despite similarities, the differences are glaring as well! To begin with, what will be the united country called??

In all, i wud say, hum apne ghar mein khush hai, woh apne ghar mein. Let's just stop poking into each other's houses!

At 1:12 PM, Blogger Pinks said...

my vote for unity...


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