Saturday, October 24, 2015

Please go, if you can

Extract from a recent letter to Uddhav Thackeray:

A group of Indians had been invited to participate in a social media summit. Reporters covering the event often asked: “So, how does it feel to be here?”

Uddhav ji, I had to tell the truth. Karachi looked quite like Bombay/Mumbai, except that most of the signs, hoardings and graffiti on walls were in the Urdu script. The air, the smells, the food – there was so little difference that I was a bit put out. All that nail-biting about the visa, that absurdly long flight via Dubai (to think it would be only a few hours on a ferry!) and for what? Their halwa tastes like halwa and their poori tastes like poori. 

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