“We Love the Same Biryani”: Independence Day Bol from Karachi
We talk the same, we look the same, we love biryani & chai; why don’t we love each other, asks Rabia from Pakistan.
My name is Rabia and I’m a Pakistani. And like many other people from my country, I don’t hate India or Indians. To tell you the truth, I have a lot of Indian friends, who are sweet and kind.
It’s amazing how similar people from both our countries are.
We talk the same bhasha, we look the same; we love our biryani and we love our chai too. So then why hate each other? What’s the point?
A few days ago, I got trolled heavily because I had commented on an Indian Facebook page. I was called a terrorist and what not. But that didn’t anger me. I didn’t troll them back either. Instead, I responded to most of them with a smile and a peace sign. Love can win many challenges. Soon those dreadful hate comments died down. In fact, some of them even became my friends on social media.
I would love to visit India, it’s on my bucket list.
(This article was sent to The Quint by Rabia khan for our Independence Day campaign, BOL – Love your Bhasha. Rabia, who hails from Karachi, Pakistan, resides in Dubai, UAE. Love your mother tongue? This Independence Day, tell The Quint why and how you love your bhasha. You may even win a BOL t-shirt! Sing, write, perform, spew poetry – whatever you like – in your mother tongue. Send us your BOL at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp it to 9910181818.)
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