Newsletter, Thursday, April 1, 2004
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.:: WOULD REASON TRIUMPH?
.:: PAKISTAN &
.:: PAK HOSPITALITY BOWLS OVER INDIAN CRICKET FANS
.:: 87% OF
OUR VISITORS AGREE THAT BELIEF IN GOD MAKES A BETTER PERSON
.:: HDF SUMMER
.:: HDF STRATEGIC PLAN 2004
Hospitality wins heart. Pakistanis are known for welcoming all
guests, be it Afghan refugees, Iranian refugees, people from India or
Bangladesh. It is an open country with great tradition of
Although Pakistan and India have fought wars and are at
conflict over the rights of Kashmiris for self-determination, when Indian team
recently visited Pakistan for Cricket, Indians were quite surprised about the
hospitality extended to Indians. A few Indians have even written about it in
their media. Here is an email which made to our mail box:
the email message---------
message from an indian, recently returned from
a visit to pakistan
This mail has nothing to do with work.
just wanted to share certain very overwhelming experiences. Had been to karachi
for the 1st one dayer on saturday.
1. Imagine 39,990 Pakistanis & 50
of us Indians cheering lustily 'for' were carrying the flags of both countries
imaginatively stitched together. Then they all stood to give a standing ovation
to the Indian cricket team !
2. Guy on the street selling 'bhuttas'
refused to accept money saying that we were 'mehmaan' in their country
3. people rushing to shake our hands on the streets & asking us to
come to their home for dinner
4. Restaurant owners refusing to accept the
bill payment after coming to know that we were from India
5. Everybody we
met & we met quite a few, had some relative staying in India.
plus is the most favourite channel in Karachi
7. There was a TV star
called Heena ?? who was sitting in the stadium, one pakistani put up a impromptu
banner saying "heena, will u marry me ?"!!
8. Shops gave us 40 to 50%
discount ...........India again
9. Taxis, autos, army guys......the list
is endless.......everywhere loads of courtesy, respect.....more than we would
get in our own country !!!!!
It is really sad that we have an impression
of that country that is so negative. I shudder to think of the plight of
Pakistanis who would come to india when the Indo-pak matches will happen
Sad, that we consider ourselves 'secular' & yet will spare no
thought before making negative statements on that country. It's sad but true,
this experience teaches one that......"Perception is not reality".
u for sparing your time.
Have a lovely day. Sai
--------end of the email from Sai Nagesh-------
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PAK HOSPITALITY BOWLS OVER INDIAN CRICKET FANS
HDF SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2004
HDF STRATEGIC PLAN 2004
87% OF OUR VISITORS AGREE THAT BELIEF IN GOD MAKES A BETTER PERSON
Question: A belief in God makes for a better person
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