With the silly IPL auction issue,Indians were nearly bending overbackwards apologizing to the poorpeople of Pakistan for having hurttheir feelings. But how many Pakshave you heard saying "We're sorryabout 26/11. We're sorry that wenurtured the jihadists and allowedfanaticism and India-hatred to getto the point where the Lashkar-e-Taiba did what it did". Even moreremarkable is a challenge of mine:Find me one single video clipof a Pakistani denouncing themass killer and terrorist kingHafiz Saeed, on Pakistani TV.One.You cannot do it.How incredible is that?And think of how (rightly)we have people attackingthe Thackerays or N. Modiall the time on Indian TV.It is truly mind-boggling.Here's another stunner: SohailTanvir, probably the Pakistanicricketer who shone best in thelast IPL, and who should be abit grateful to India for hissuccess, had the following tosay on "the Hindu mentality":http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jKWCkmRTrk&feature=relatedWhat is amazing is that neitherof the two TV show hosts triedto contradict or oppose hisvenom against Hindus. In fact,they joined in it, making jokesabout Hindu treachery and otherracist and Islamist stereotypes.Pak's a crazy, bigoted society.
Great piece. Look forward to reading more of your writings.I have really enjoyed many of these already.Keep up the good work.
I am a south Indian, and in my 40's. from my perspective, and also of most indians born after partition, pakistan is just a pain in the neck. No purpose can be achieved by talking to such a dysfunctional country. The best possible outcome is if Pakistan leaves us alone. Once the present generation of indian leaders who have known prepartition india pass away, hopefully a new generation will come up which will deal with the situation dispassionately and ruthlessly - and not let sentiments get in the way of what has to be done.When Pakistan starts to hurt and hurt badly, a message will be conveyed - we stop when u stop.Terrorism will then stop. Meaningful dialogue can then start.Till then life has to go on.
there is a range of absurdly stupid comments here, despite the paucity of numbers, but i'll go with number three."when u stop, we stop"?what makes you think that a nuclear-armed country run by machismo generals who use terror as foreign policy would stop at any rational point? they would much rather destroy the whole world in order to fulfill their deranged fantasies. i really hope the next generation of indian leaders don't adopt such a doctrine, because that's exactly what all the nutters want.that said, loved the article. it pains me that indians like yourself are able to read this situation in such an honest and humane manner, because there are almost none like you in pakistan.
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