Well, to be purely honest. I was fed this hatred of Indians in general through the Pak education system.
But, I sort of agree with it b/c WE ARE JUST TOO DIFFERENT. We might have some commonalities such as our somewhat similar language. But again, we are just TOO DIFFERENT.
Pakistan is a NATION OF THE WILL. AN IDEA. A DREAM. Not an ethnicity.
Going by this:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Vampire_Lestat
I'd have to agree that we are just too different. We live by day not night, we don't suck blood, we don't lie in crypts during the day or night, we like garlic and don't get unduly alarmed by crucifixes. These are fundamental differences and unrelated to ethnicity.
Right now, Pakistan is a nation of the Wont. It is your generation's job to make it a nation of the Will.
So, mon cher L'e(s)tat c'est vous non?
Finally, an educated Indian. This is my favourite character in all the books I have read since grade 9. Seriously, I feel sorry for Anne Rice. Hollywood totally messed up her books.
I am grieved that you have met no other educated Indians. There are actually, hundreds of millions of us. I could cite sources but Google should serve just as well to further your quest for education. That you do not know any others is I hope, not because they have shunned you or that you have shunned them given that a Pakistani education by your own admission is very limiting if not limited.
Anyway, I admire the fact that you have continued to read after grade 9. A true triumph of the Will. I will pass on your regrets to Anne Rice.
I, for one am prepared to accept your plea for being different even though it flies in the face of your country's ambassador to Washington DC's comment :
"(At the country's founding in 1947), our political leadership was not as well developed (as India's). They had the good fortune of having a narrow family leadership guiding that country for 30 years. We had nothing. If we had had that kind of leadership, we would have been the same because we are very similar people."http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/20 ... htm?csp=34
The foregoing is further complicated by various commentators (Pakistani of course) such as the late Khalid Hassan who blamed India for the creation of Pakistan because "your lot (Indian Hindus)" would not countenance Jinnah as PM of a united India.
If you have read the others, you may note that the one achievement that Pakistanis claim—the establishment of a "Homeland for the Muslims of the sub-continent", is now seen as an evil foisted on hapless Muslims by Nehru, Sardar Patel and the INC in general. These are contradictions for your generation to resolve whether you sit in Toronto or Karachi.
One final point: I believe the word is "Mormon" not "Morman". Correct spelling will come in handy in case Mitt Romney wins and you have to ask him for money.
I also note that TonyMontana has joined the discussion vowing taller than mountains deeper than oceans friendship. Wow! a goth vampire and an XXX actor joining forces. Lestat and Tony you make a fine pair. ROR