Of An Indian In Pakistan
By Sai Nagesh
An email from
an India after his visit to Pakistan for the 1st one day match
This mail has nothing
to do with work. just wanted to share
certain very overwhelming experiences. Had been to karachi for the
1st one dayer on saturday.
1. Imagine 39,990
Pakistanis & 50 of us Indians cheering lustily
'for' each other, throwing chocolates at us !!. Quite a few
were carrying the flags of both countries imaginatively stitched
together. Then they all stood to give a standing ovation to the
Indian cricket team !
2. Guy on the street
selling 'bhuttas' refused to accept
money saying that we were 'mehmaan' in their country !!
3. people rushing
to shake our hands on the streets & asking us to
come to their home for dinner
4. Restaurant owners
refusing to accept the bill payment after
coming to know that we were from India
5. Everybody we
met & we met quite a few, had some relative staying
6. Star plus is
the most favourite channel in Karachi
7. There was a
TV star called Heena ?? who was sitting in the
stadium, one pakistani put up a impromptu banner saying "heena,
will u marry me ?"!!
8. Shops gave us
40 to 50% discount ..........India again
9. Taxis, autos,
army guys......the list is
endless.......everywhere loads of courtesy, respect.....
more than we would get in our own country !!!!!
It is really sad
that we have an impression of that country that
is so negative. I shudder to think of the plight of Pakistanis
who would come to india when the Indo-pak matches will
Sad, that we consider
ourselves 'secular' & yet will spare no
thought before making negative statements on that country.
It's sad but true , this experience teaches one
that......"Perception is not reality".
Thank u for sparing
Have a lovely day.
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