The previous day's editorial of Indian Express had this totally fundoo but true story pf border courtesies between the Indo Pak armies 🙂
The story went something like this :
The jawans and officers of the Indian army (who were posted at the border and hence often had to encounter long spasms of acute bore-dome)used to enjoy comedy shows in some arbit Pakistani TV channel.
One day,there was a notice in the channel asking users to pay some extra amount of money for the channel.So the infinitely noble Indian jawans decided to pay Pakistan the money.
Hence the next day the Indian commander-in-charge handed over thirty rupees to his Pakistani counterpart who was posted at the same border area 🙂 with a note explaining the reason for this act.
After some minutes the Pakistani comm. re-emerged from his tent and returned the money with another note that said :
"The army need not pay for any recreational services .You (this "you" is for the Indian army) too are entitled to this privelege.Be our guests 🙂 "
*** Note to the readers *** The smiley was actually there in the reply … GG !
So good ol' abbulugadu felt mundo delighted becoz' of the feel-good atmosphere the article generated inside him. Moreover , I actually happened to see the "Main Hoon na" movie (for the umpteenth time) just before I read the article.
So guess all the feel-good factors fell in place.
PS : Was more or less a Pak basher until recently.Big change, huh ?
PS1: I guess the next article will be on reservations since everyone's blogging, shouting,arguing,carping,…… (infinitum) about it.Hmm.. lets see ,I think I will rap about it for a change 😉
PS3: I suck now as far as running is concerned . Used to complete a round around the chain of buildings (lib,the schools,etc.,) in less than 1 min 30 seconds.Yesterday,I clocked a pathetically repugnant 2 min …waaaaaaaaah 😦