Sunday, 14 August 2016

A letter to Pak from Hindustan

Source : Google

Dear Pakistan,

It's been 69 long years. Can you imagine that? That long since people started calling us by different names.
For a second back then I'd thought, what's in a name and a mere line painted between us?! But then it turned out to be much more than what I thought it would be. Call it the biggest fight we've ever had as siblings, but maybe it was time we started being on our own.

 You know as well as I do that things aren't as bad as it used to be. Although there is no denying that disputes, and not-so-petty ones at that, still exist. But let's look at the bright side; we're moving on and building up an identity of our own aren't we? Just like you have your problems to deal with, I have mine. And uhhm...let's not talk about how well we're doing that though.

For so long people were outright stubborn about focusing on our differences that they overlooked our similarities. So for today, let's remember that we're made of the same blood and skin, and let's bask in the glory of our bond. I know that many have a false notion about you, and to them I'd like to quote something I heard that's touched my heart - to not judge a rose by its thorns. 

Yes we're different but still one and the same. Birds of a feather, flowers of a plant? Call it whatever. That line painted between us is a merging point rather than a demarcation. It is where we meet and not separate. You know that we make a great team. And come to think of it, we're still young and only learning to deal with our inhabitants and their ways. 69 years may seem like a lot to them, but you know better than me how hard it is to control these folk.

Nevertheless, do remember that I'll be always right here watching over you, as a sister ought to be doing. And in the coming decades I greatly hope that our bond only strengthens... however thin it might seem now. 

Wishing you centuries and centuries of happiness and good will. And yeah, have a splendidly super duper birthday!

Lots of love,
Your one and only 
Hindustan
14/8/16


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Written for Open Sky Slam's initiative #ProjectAazadi 2.0. In their own words -

Open Sky is an umbrella that brings together creative enthusiasts from all walks of life: poets, writers, musicians, comedians, magicians, artists, et al. Project Azaadi is one of Open Sky's initiative.
The objective is to bridge the gap between Indo-Pak relations and make new friends through various art forms.

For further information, visit their event page: Project Azaadi, an Open sky initiative

P.S, their efforts are amazing and worth a look. Trust me, they're an embodiment of love and energy! ;)

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