I found a remarkable point between India and Pakistan in my trip to Hong Kong. We are fighting against each other all the time. Our favorite topic of discussion on coffee table is India vs Pakistan. We take Ind Vs Pak Cricket match very personally and winning against Pakistan in World Cup is considered more important than winning the World Cup.
But you find things different when you go to other countries.
I found a restaurant "Halal- The Indian and Pakistani Restaurant". :-o Dude, its like joining two completely different things together, say The salty sweet-dish ;).
Moving ahead, the bank in the university had a Pakistani watchman. He was talking with phrases like - "appan log", "hamara", "hum bhaiyon ka".
Hey..Hey..Hey..wait a minute. You are freaking me out.
But indeed that is the case. That man told us about his son, that we were of the same age as that of his son, told us his and his son's salary, gave us some souvenirs and helped us in every possible way. He found my number and only god knows how to inform me when I forgot my passport in the bank. :-o
This is more that what an average Indian does for his countryman???
And still, when I will go back to India, we will have coffee table discussions on India vs Pakistan. I will definitely remember of him when I would think of Ind Vs Pak again.
I was watching Khuda Ke Liye 2008 a few days back. The actor introduces himself to the heroine as that he is from the land of Taj Mahal. Outside India and Pakistan, we all treat ourselves as belonging to one nation bounded by Afghanistan, Nepal, China. Myanmar and Indian Ocean.
That really indicates that somewhere deep down our heart, we still feel pride in associating ourselves to the land of Indus Valley Civilization. The Indus valley is now half in India and half in Pakistan. But we share a bond of history. If India is the place of one of the earliest civilizations of the world, So is Pakistan. So, is our land.
I can prove that Hindustan and Pakistan are same.
Hindustan Pak(pavitra) hai. Hence Hindustan is Pakistan.
Left is to prove that Pakistan is Hindustan.
Hindustan is not the land of Hindus. Hindustan is the land of Hinds which means land of people living beyond Indus. Read wikipedia for references. Since Pakistan is also the land of people living beyond Indus. Pakistan is Hindustan.
Hence Pakistan = Hindustan
So, there is no point in treating them as separate entities. We can make them one.
Jai Hind. (Its not only Long Live India but also Long Live Pakistan)