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Experiences 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
in India.

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
happen here.

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 your time.
Have a lovely day.

Warm Regards
Sai Nagesh,
Director- Mktg & Corporate Affairs,
Group M Media India.
Mobile : 98200 63743
Direct : 56638999
Madison Communications Pvt Ltd., Mumbai - India.