Metroblogging Across Borders

pak-india-friendship.jpgThe two neighbouring countries India and Pakistan may be at daggers drawn fighting each other for every inch of space and every political move is followed by a check-mate in retaliation. The governments also have an organized propaganda against the other side pumping the people with pure hatred, hence to create an environment of mistrust.

The people on the other hand are pleasantly the same ‘ol loving human being inhabiting both sides of the border, how true it was when I met a fellow blogger from Mumbai, Amit Varma of India Uncut who was in Karachi to cover the test match between Pakistan and India scheduled to start on Sunday. He has been touring with the team for a good 20 days and is planning to remain in Pakistan for another 10 odd days until the third one-day match. We happend to be co-bloggers on the Metroblogging network, Amit belonging to Mumbai Metroblog and myself taking an active part in Karachi Metroblog

You can say that one thing led to the other and somehow we mutually decided on a dinner when he would arrive in Karachi. When meeting a complete stranger for the first time its normal to have butterflies wander in suspense but from the very first handshake he came across as an extremely friendly person and an accomplished journalist / blogger to be my friendly ambassador representing India, his company was more than enjoyable and the dinner was very entertaining, not a moment went by where there was even a dull moment to the evening.

I was delighted, infact honored to have met such a fine gentlemen from across the border and feel a more pleasant interaction between the two nations should take place to further soften the hearts amongst the people and maybe even a peaceful co-existence between the two nations. Thank you Amit for a lovely evening it was heartening to have created a good friend across the border – Cheers.

I would like to propose an initiative amongst all the internet geniuses / bloggers representing both nations who happen to read this post to somehow join hands on a mutual platform on the web and work together for creating such Friendships Across Borders.

11 Comments so far

  1. abbas halai (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 6:14 am

    cheers man. that’s awesome.


  2. misha (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

    Hear hear!


  3. INDIAN-ERA-OF-GLORY (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 9:13 pm

    In the map above you make it seem that Kashmir is somehow apart from India. I must remind you, regardless of your Paki propaganda, that Kashmir is an integral part of India, and any Paki claim upon it is totally false.


  4. faisal (unregistered) on January 29th, 2006 @ 9:57 pm

    Oh, “Indian era of glory”,

    Take a peek at your real glory..

    http://www.youtube.com/w/Comedy-Now—Russel-Peters?v=vkThNIkPZ8E&eurl=


  5. Neoxeekhrobe (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 5:00 am

    I agree and well done.


  6. Kashif Aziz (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    Good. Keep it up guys.


  7. INDIAN-ERA-OF-GLORY (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 3:37 pm

    REPLY TO FAISAL:

    I expected an article by some intellectual or something, but a shitty stand-up comedian? You make me laugh (no pun intended :-) )

    Now how about a report by the CIA to show you where Pakistan is headed:

    http://www.rediff.com/news/2005/feb/13pak.htm


  8. faisal (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 5:53 pm

    Gee, Indian Glory, sorry to have shattered your expectations.

    Shitty stand up comic? Gosh, i thought he was absolutely brilliant. Moreover, a sense of humor is the only way to deal with one such as yourself, a person who is spewing out inane and asinine commentary.

    Having said that, i refuse to engage you further in your infantile game of tit for tat.


  9. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 7:59 pm

    Faisal I really appreciate you holding back on further arguments, I too feel that as I had proposed in my post for “work together for creating such Friendships Across Borders” in order to achieve such friendships we have to look at the broader picture and think beyond petty arguments that have bogged both our nations down for so many years.

    All we ask is for a peaceful coexistence between the people the governments can bang their heads for all we care as its their own propaganda that keeps them motivated.

    Sorry Indian Glory, lets talk about promoting friendships and not get bogged down with a brawl of arguments.


  10. Akshay (unregistered) on January 30th, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    Here’s to friendship beteween India and Pakistan. A great gesture Teeth Maestro, we are all very jealous of Amit here in Mumbai. He’s getting to feast on all that famed Karachi hospitality.


  11. DsouzaL (unregistered) on January 31st, 2006 @ 8:51 pm

    Just ignore these bloody indians…such childish people aren’t worth chatting with.

    Where did Kashmir even come from? Buddy this is the Karachi Metroblogs and personally speaking at the Lahore and Islamabad Metroblogs we don’t concern ourselves with Kashmir.

    You indians on the otherhand will do just about anything to get us to fight over Kashmir. I know you indians are INSECURE…so do all of us Pakistanis a favour and get lost…

    Foolish insecure brats…what is with these indians?



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