Namaste, Salam and Hello. I'm Agnipath Ghaznavi, your host for yet another episode of 'Kon Baney Ga Jangpati.' (KBGJ)

Dear viewers, as you might have guessed by now, KBGJ is aired on Pakistani and Hindustani TV channels after a cycle of every two to three years when things begin to go kind of crazy at the Line of Control (LoC) and when Pakistani and Indian soldiers begin to shoot at each other for no apparent reason.

Biologists believe that this cycle has become a part of the soldiers' genetic make-up and operates like the mating cycle of the Vulcans of the Star Trek fame in which after every few years a Vulcan suddenly begins to lose control of his ability to reason and apply logic and starts to behave like a bi-paddle elephant with raging hormones, rampaging across villages looking for a mate.

So, that takes care of that. But have you ever wondered what genes, biology or chemical imbalances are involved in making the TV news channels of both the countries go berserk right from the moment our soldiers' violent mating cycle begins at the LoC?

I'm sure by now patriots of both the countries must be denouncing me as an ISI and RAW agent or a traitor for trying to understand the said phenomenon with the help of science. Because, after all, the only good science to our patriots is the one that has given our two glorious countries the nuclear bomb.

So, during this LOC cycle as well, we have invited two TV anchors each from India and Pakistan to KBGJ who can win the grand prize of this quiz show: An all-out nuclear war!

Excited? Me too. So let's begin. From Pakistan, we have Mr. Bin Qasim Aziz and Ms. Bin Qasim Aziza. From India, we have Mr. Mahmerugarawamgurunaik Agni and Ms. Ayushmatibindi Prithvi (aka Mona darling).

All these fine men and women are four of the best and most patriotic TV anchors ... but not necessarily journalists ... in Pakistan and India and, at least in their heads, around the world and even in the Alpha and Delta Quadrants of the Milky Way.

You all know the format of the show. I will ask three questions each from the contestants. They can take help from their country's comrades or call any of their friends for their input.

The anchor who answers all the questions correctly will win the grand prize. Something he or she has always wanted: A nuclear conflict between India and Pakistan. Lovely, no?

So here goes. My first guest is Mr. Bin Qasim Aziz. Hello, sir.

Yes.

Shall we begin?

Begin what?

The questioning.

Am I being interrogated?

Not at all. It's just a quiz show.

Your name is strange. It's half Hindu, half Muslim. What are you, really?

Human.

What's that?

I'm the one whose supposed to ask the questions, sir.

Why?

Because it's my show!

I see. Okay, begin. Human.

Thank you. My first question to you is, tell me how many wars have Pakistan and India fought? A: Four. B: Six C: None or D: 95? You have five minutes to answer and you can take help from your colleague, Ms. Aziza.

Pakistan has won all the wars that it fought against India.

That's not what I asked, sir. I asked ...

I know what you asked.

So, your answer is ...?

D: 95!

Really?

Yes. And this is going to be the 96th.

Are you sure?

Yes.

Should I LoC it?

Yes.

Wrong answer. The correct answer is A: Four wars. 1948, 1965, 1971 and 1999.

Yes, but we won them all and that's all that counts.

Actually, you didn't, but that's beside the point ...

I see RAW hands at work here. You are trying to distort history. Breaking News: Hindu TV host distorts history, kills Muslim and dumps body on the Pakistan side of the LoC!

Err ... right. Anyway, my next question is ...

Human?

Yes.

Is it by any chance a sect of Hinduism?

Human?

Yes.

No. Human is human. You are human too.

No! I am first Muslim and then Pakistani!

Yes, but we are all humans; Hindus, Muslims, Christians, atheists ...

Atheists?

Yes.

So, Human is a sect of Atheism?

Forget it. My next question to you is, who was India's first Prime Minister?

Daoud Ibrahim! Hee hee.

Not funny.

Why not?

Because it's the wrong answer. You now just have a chance to win a Chinese water-pistol ...

Oh, goodie! I love everything Chinese. Ask the question, ask the question!

Who was Steve Jobs?

A man called Stevie ..

Steve.

Yes, a man called Steven ...

Steve!

Yes, a man called Steve with a lot of jobs.

Are you serious?

Of course, I am.

Are you sure you're a TV news anchor?

Is that a new question?

No. I was just wondering.

So I win the Chinese water-pistol then?

No, you don't.

This quiz is fixed. Like IPL. Breaking News: Indian TV host ...

I'm not Indian

Hindu TV host ...

I'm not Hindu.

Human TV host claims IPL matches fixed, kills Muslim and dumps body on the Pakistani side of the LoC!

I'm sure this would do wonders for your ratings.

Alhamdulillah!

Anyway, thank you. My next guest on the show is famous Indian TV news anchor, Mr. Mahmerugarawamgurunaik Agni. Welcome to the show, sir.

Human?

Errm ... yes.

Meaning not Hindu?

Meaning human.

Muslim?

Human, like everybody else, including you.

I smell an ISI hand here.

Believe me, sir, there is no ISI, RAW or for that matter any other intelligence agency here. This is just a test of the intelligence of India and Pakistan's TV anchors, that's all.

You mean a contest between Hindus and Muslims.

No, not really. Just between humans of the two countries.

I'm Hindu.

I'm sure you are, but we're all humans, no?

No.

If you insist. Shall we begin?

Begin what?

The quiz.

Why?

Because that's why you are here.

I see. Okay, begin human.

My first question to you is, has the United Nations recognised Kashmir to be a disputed territory?

It's just one country outside Pakistan that recognises this ...

What is one country?

The United Nations.

United Nations is a country?

Yes, idiot, just like United States and United Kingdom.

I always wonder exactly how much reading most Pakistani and Indian TV anchors do and how much do they know about history, politics and ...

Is that your next question?

No.

Good. So I was right then.

No you weren't.

Hmmm ... You are trying to raise that Muslim anchor's ratings but destroy mine, aren't you, Muslim ISI Human?

What?

Breaking News: ISI agent confesses that he has infiltrated Indian media, kills Hindu and dumps body on the Indian side of the LoC!

Right. Of course. Next question: When did the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, last meet Mahatma Gandhi?

They never met.

They did, many times.

No, human, they didn't. Okay, actually they did and that is what killed Gandhi Jee.

He was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic.

Wrong! ISI propaganda! He was killed by Jinnah and his body was thrown on the Indian side of the LoC!

There was no LoC in those days.

There wasn't?

No.

Oh. How come nobody told me?

You should know, you're a journalist.

I am?

Yes,

Oh. How come nobody told me?

Well, you're a TV news anchor, aren't you?

Yes, that I am, with great ratings! Breaking News! Pakistani ...

Please. Thank you. We get the idea. You now only have a chance to win a poster of Sachin Tendulkar.

I'm not worthy, I'm not worthy!

Excuse me?

He's God. Can I win a date with an IPL cheerleader, instead?

I don't think so. There isn't any intellectual compatibility between the cheerleader and you.

There isn't?

No.

Oh. How come nobody told me?

Well, I am. Thank you for coming. Our next guest is famous Pakistani TV anchor, Ms. Bin Qasim Aziza. Welcome, ma'am.

Can you see my face?

Yes.

How come? I'm wearing a burqa.

No, ma'am, you aren't.

Then maybe a hijab?

Nope.

Hmmm ... I thought I was. Maybe your Hindu producer stole it.

My producer is not Hindu and he most certainly didn't steal your burqa or hijab.

Us Muslim women should wear them, y'know.

But I've seen your show; you don't wear a burqa or a hijab.

Hmmm ... You French people hate burqas, don't you?

Madam, I'm not French.

Yes, yes, you are human. Same thing. Muslim bashers, burqa haters, Islamaphobes ...

Right. Of course. Shall we begin?

Begin what?

The quiz.

No.

Why not?

I'm only allowed to appear without a burqa in front of my Muslim brothers.

Not sisters?

Sisters watch cooking shows.

But you are appearing here without a burqa. You can leave if you want to.

Hmm ... can you just behave as if I was in a burqa?

Err ... okay. I'll imagine you are wearing a burqa.

Good. You can now begin, human.

Great. My first question to you is ...

Why are you being so polite?

Excuse me?

You should be passing Islamophobic comments at me because of my burqa.

Why would I do that?

You must!

But why? I don't care if you're in a burqa or not!

But you must, you French Texan Brahmin Islamophobic fascist!

Lady, are you nuts?

Dhen ta dhen ta dhen dhen ...

What was that?

The music before a breaking news.

What breaking news?

Indian secularist insults Pakistani Muslim woman for wearing a burqa, kills her and ...

... and dumps her body on the Pakistani side of the LoC?

That's true. How did you know that?

Oh, just a wild guess.

So you are trying to be wild with a modest, burqa-wearing Muslim girl?

I thought you were a famous fiery Pakistani TV news anchor.

That I am, Alhamdulillah! And stop staring at me. Haven't you ever seen a woman in a burqa before?

I have. But you're the only woman I've seen who isn't wearing a burqa but is pretending to be wearing one. How weird is that?

Is that your question?

Okay, yes, it is.

Hmmm ... can I take help from my Pakistani colleague here?

Sure, you can.

Bin Aziz.

Yes, Bin Aziza.

Do you think I'm weird?

Depends on your ratings, sister.

Hmmm. Well, that's the answer then, human.

Let's just ask you another question, shall we?

OK.

Good, tell me ...

So my second answer was right as well. Two out of two!

But I didn't ask you the second question ...

Yes, you did. You asked if you can ask me another question and I said okay.

But that ... ma'am, I think we're done here. I'm running out of time. I must invite my last guest.

That Hindu woman?

Yes. Ms. Ayushmatibindi Prithvi.

Ha! She's about to commit sati.

Ma'am, Hindu women do not indulge in such evil, ancient traditions anymore.

How dare you!

Ms. Prithvi, welcome.

Call me Mona darling.

If you insist.

How dare you!

How dare I what?

Call sati an evil tradition.

But isn't it?

You anti-Hindu secularist communist colonialist dog!

Excuse me?

People like you will have no place in the Hindu Utopia that Mr. Modi is about to create.

He is?

Indeed. After he blows Pakistan off the face of the Earth, boom!

Pakistan also has a nuclear device, you know.

Agent! Light me a fire. I'd rather jump in it than talk to filthy ISI agents like you. And you call yourself an Indian?

I don't.

Alas, the truth. Pakistani!

Nope.

Chinese!

Nope.

Canadian?

Nope, even though I wish I was.

Human!

Yup.

Light the fire, light the fire ...

Take a hold of yourself, ma'am. You are a famous Indian news anchor.

That's true. Now Imagine performing sati live on TV for the sake of India and Ram Raj. Imagine the ratings ...!

You're crazy.

Breaking News: Indian TV anchor performs Sati live on TV after being molested by Pakistani agent.

... and then he dumps her body on the Indian side of the LoC.

He does?

Yes.

Wow, that sounds good. Let's do it then.

Do what?

Set that Pakistani woman anchor on fire and pretend it was me who committed sati because you molested me.

What? Which one?

The one wearing that stupid burqa.

But she isn't.

Yes I am, you French Islamophobe!

But I'm not French.

Human! Light the fire, light the fire!

I want my burqa back ...!

United Nations is a country. It can go to hell!

Hey, how come a Pakistani anchor can't get a date with an IPL cheerleader?

STOP! Quiet! You all are hopeless.

Well, at least we're not human.

Quiet! You've all lost. Nobody wins the grand prize.

Does that mean no nuclear war?

Yes. And thank God for that.

Which one? Allah, Bhagwan ... Tendulkar?

Good grief, guys. Do you even know what the consequences would be if a nuclear conflict between two third world countries like India and Pakistan breaks out, you ignorant, selfish fools?

(Silence)

Errm ... is that your next question?

Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com

The views expressed by this blogger and in the following reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.

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Comments (66)

Naj
August 14, 2013 10:21 am

LoL...But honestly I 100% agree with the columnist...these anchors on both sides are the main reason for my not being able to become friends with my neighbor...my generation has had enough..the other day I hear Mr hameed gul preparing for the war by announcing he was ready for it..come on pls give us a break!!

Human
August 14, 2013 10:29 am

Long but nice, show how conservative Indian Hindus and Pakistanis Muslims behave who are swayed by emotions and show how they are driven by perverted thinking due to lack of knowledge.

Shan
August 14, 2013 11:00 am

Nice article

VIvek
August 14, 2013 11:14 am

I am not worthy to comment on this article..:)

Neha
August 14, 2013 11:24 am

Hilarious!!!! Tv anchors on both side of the border are crazy nuts. Can't bear to see the news anymore, it's more like a nautanki tamasha.

BISWAJIT ROY
August 14, 2013 11:31 am

i dint got ur writing this time...its so hocus pocus this time sorry

Ali
August 14, 2013 11:39 am

Take a bow Nadeem! Take a bow.

Indian
August 14, 2013 11:45 am

Exceptionally Good !

Sonal
August 14, 2013 11:55 am

Great one, Mr Paracha! A bit long, but enjoyable.

News anchors / channels on both sides are actually crap and too sensational. Which other country would call a Pak - South Africa match do zakhmi shero ka muqabla?

One thing I'd like to assert though - Modi is only one Indian. He might become the PM tomorrow, but he is only one Indian. The rest of us think of ourselves as Indian and not Hindu necessarily. We are Hindu, Muslim, Jew, Christian, Jain, Budhhist, Parsi, and we live together happily for the most part.

Raj
August 14, 2013 11:57 am

Blood letting of a different kind....Warms the heart no end.....http://media.radiosai.org/journals/vol_11/01JUL13/Back-to-Pakistan-with-Love-sathya-sai-super-hospital-sathya-sai-baba-radiosai.htm

Ashish
August 14, 2013 12:01 pm

This is good. My first blog read from Dawn segment. Well done Mr Nadeem

Ali
August 14, 2013 12:08 pm

Only this evening watching Pakistani TV channel Duniya TV flashing "Breaking News" more than twenty times and the news is " Karachi ke mukhtalif ilaqoon me bunda bandi" (Scattered showers in some parts of Karachi) --- Shame on news editor-- later on the news reader on the same channel sitting inside the studio commenting on live coverage of change of guards at Quaid's mausoleum repeatedly saying the same sentence at least TWELVE times ---- "the chief guest is heading towards the courtyard to place the floral wreath and offer fateha and then sign the guest book" but the guy did not name the chief guest even once and how could he, for he never knew his name. Again shame on the news editor and the news reader..

Vikki, Dilli
August 14, 2013 12:18 pm

Stupid Burqa thing is The Best in this article.....................

Sohail Parvez
August 14, 2013 12:33 pm

NFP, you're a mad genius.

Sonal
August 14, 2013 12:41 pm

And Sikh and atheist too :)

Capt C M Khan
August 14, 2013 12:44 pm

TV anchors!...lost their respect when the video was released how they were begging the property Mogul Riaz for a" VILLA" and receiving instructions on SMS/phone from Ministers etc to speak in his favour. They are more DISHONEST than stupid I guess. Indian/Pakistanis are both closely related HUMANS . I am sure the Inidan Anchors are equally dishonest as the Pakistanis. Good article NFP...

Dr. Bakshi
August 14, 2013 12:47 pm

TV news anchors are sickening on both sides of the border. While the vernacular ones are bad, the english channels are no better. Arnab Goswami of the Times Network is nauseating.

irfanzone
August 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Both Armies , politicians and Media need a War OR atleast war hysteria 24/7 to keep them in demand and business .... They are less than 0.1% of whole subcontinent while rest 99.9% commoners look in horror as their fate is decided. Wake up Sheeps , you are being played. The day any one among us realises it that is his Real Independence Day......... Peace for All

Kanishka
August 14, 2013 2:21 pm

As a human reading this from the other side of the border ... found it hysterically funny/ desperately tragic that any attempt to promote peace and understanding and restraint and tolerance and synergy from is denounced by the 'patriots' on either side as anti-national.

You keep going on your side. We'll keep trying to talk the lunatics down off the edge on this side. :-)

Anil
August 14, 2013 2:31 pm

I salute you NFP. You picked the right cord of our mindless hatemangoer anchors and media. All we are doing is showing anger in front of mirror only. On the other side border, are the same humans, whose minds are conditioned to hate... same like us. Let's realize the potential of LOVE and give it a chance to heal our madness.

Human
August 14, 2013 2:34 pm

Great piece Nadeem! Correctly reflects the mindset and ignorance of the media on both sides of the border!

dsp
August 14, 2013 2:57 pm

GREAT ARTICLE JUST ONE INFORMATION MOST INDIANS, EXCLUDING A SMALL POLITICAL MINORITY, NO LONGER LOOK AT THE INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATION FROM RELIGIONS POINT OF VIEW ;;;;;;;;;THERE ARE MORE NUMBER OF NON-HINDUS IN INDIA THAN THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF PAKISTAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!. BESIDES, EVEN THE MOST MASALA (SPICY) NEWS PAPER/TV CHANNELS DO NOT REFER TO THE RELIGIOUS IDENTITY OF THE PERSON WHO DIES ON THE BORDERS THESE DAYS BUT THAT DOES NOT LOWER THERE ANTI-PAKISTAN RHETORIC

Sam
August 14, 2013 3:03 pm

Hats, Turbans, caps off to you, nice one this. Dawn newspaper has some excellent fellas that make world class pun. Keep it up.

Samina Ahmed
August 14, 2013 3:03 pm

I've been reading NFP for a long time and he continues to fascinate. Two weeks ago he did a fantastic long feature on the Maoist movement in KPK. Then last week he came up with an epic feature on modern Quwwali in Pakistan. And now this, a rip-roaring satire on the farce of news media and war mongering on Indian and Pakistani TV channels.

Keep at it, NFP. You truly are an asset for us Pakistanis who are fighting so many battles on so many fronts. Kudos.

Sanjeev
August 14, 2013 3:23 pm

NFP....your have stole a place in my heart. Your every blog is worth reading. Although this one has a different style but it proved its worth. Sometime I think you and Dawn are not Paki. Hats off to you man....keep doing good service to society with your pen...there are so few like you on both side of LoC

Citoyen
August 14, 2013 3:34 pm

@Sonal: I respect your sentiments Sonal but there are unfortunately more than a few Modi bhakts around who think the sun rises form his thick skull.

Citoyen
August 14, 2013 3:36 pm

In a perfect world , Indian and Pakistani TV anchors and politicians would be given a gun each and let loose on each other, so that he rest of us can go about our lives in peace.

Paul
August 14, 2013 3:56 pm

YouTube

amitllr@gmail.com
August 14, 2013 4:04 pm

@Sonal: What does indian mean? indian word is derived from indus. Hindu derived from from sindhu. Both are same thing. Why it is regarded as a religion. I dont understand.

Pawan Kumar
August 14, 2013 4:10 pm

Excellent as always. Nothing matters only ratings matter !!! u rock

Tariq
August 14, 2013 6:04 pm

Lol. NFP! Just goes to show there is absolutely no control over the "outpouring of rubbish" from the so called "patriotic anchors" on both sides of the LoC! Anchors on both sides need to be muzzled!

R.S.Sharma
August 14, 2013 6:32 pm

Dear Nadeem ! You are absolutely right.

Imran
August 14, 2013 6:42 pm

@Sanjeev: You have a strange way of complimenting NFP. Dawn and NFP are as Paki as one can get. Its just you who are ignorant of reality.

Imran
August 14, 2013 6:44 pm

@Kanishka: Best of luck in your endeavours.

nitish
August 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Pakistani/muslim part ,i could understand..but it gave me tough time to understand other two..Coz as you questioned about sati system (though satire)which really doesnt exist now in the present world scenario...Do you believe modi or for that matter pappu,diggi or anyone will advocate sati system...That part I couldnt digest...You would have chosen some other hindu practice which is prevalent in the present day society as an analog to burqua...

Sonal
August 14, 2013 7:48 pm

@nitish:

Completely agree! Sati is from a different universe!

Naima
August 14, 2013 7:57 pm

@Sonal: I think that's why there are more satirists in Pakistani newspapers than in India. Bhai, satire is based on absurd exaggerations and NFP is using the sati bit to spoof BJP's call for Ram Raj.

noobguy19
August 14, 2013 8:09 pm

as usual. Im right......everyone is wrong, they dont know nothing, they have distorted the facts, are ignorant, are cynicists and so on. When will we start working together?

Sonal
August 14, 2013 9:14 pm

@Naima:

I get satire, but satire on present day ongoings is better than out of date satire. Why be stuck in the past, and portray a distorted picture?

For instance, the burqa thing he mentioned was a non issue at the time that sati existed, and sati is a non issue today, while the burqa is a hot topic.

Another Human
August 14, 2013 10:16 pm

If we can only understand that birth is not by choice. We are Pakistani or Indian or Ugandan or Muslim or Sikh or whatever by an accident of nature not by choice. These boundaries and religion are man-made hence illegal and meant to be over-ruled completely. The day we stop thinking that we need to do something for the country or the religion and start thinking that we need to do something for the humanity, will be the first day towards true freedom. And this problem has millenia old roots. Owenership of land. Land belongs to all of the citizens of the planet Earth, not to you, not to me and certainly not to the governments. Difficult concept to understand but once understood watch the world problems vaish in thin air in seconds.

NotNeeded
August 14, 2013 10:21 pm

NFP... Dil jeet liya aapne... This was a superb piece of work... :D :D

Ravi
August 15, 2013 12:12 am

As usual, NFP at best. One can add American media to this competition. "Should I LoC It?" . What a brilliant punch line that is. And I like the long name of the Indian anchor :) . I have seen an Indian in one company worked in US is known in the company as "Mark" but later realized his actual name was "Markandeya swamy" :)

I would love to see NFP in the popular new show "Comedy nights with Kapil" on Colors TV where pakistani commedian Naseem Vicky also acts. Would be great to see these satires there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ComedyNightswith_Kapil

Cheers.

Sonal
August 15, 2013 12:23 am

@Another Human:

What a brilliant comment! Kudos to you.

On a lighter note, if Pakistan embraced more humanity, it could welcome the few remaining Kashmiris into Pakistan (if they still want to go) and let go off the territorial claims. Then India would be happy, Pakistan would be happy, Kashmiris would be. It would be a win win for all :)

dada
August 15, 2013 12:58 am

This is copy right violation of famous Koun Banega GHQPati serial conducted by a famous Anglo.

Aftab Kenneth Wilson
August 15, 2013 1:07 am

You rock as usual. It is always a treat to read what ever you pen down.

laieq
August 15, 2013 4:08 am

excellent Paracha always rocking

saif mahsud
August 15, 2013 4:44 am

Was boring. NFP can do better !

itrat
August 15, 2013 5:10 am

Nice piece of work NFP :).

Nadeem
August 15, 2013 5:23 am

@Another Human: It was religion which taught humans humanity. When ever there was no influence of religion human behave like animals.

Sunil
August 15, 2013 6:01 am

Salute Nadeem, For first being a human, then a satrist and then ....... Of course being human you are not perfect and you do have freedom to err _ unintentionally; but you must strive to make as few errors as possible to be a good human

from India
August 15, 2013 6:53 am

I sometimes get sick of the News anchors' behavior. Some sick things they do includes: repeating same line over and over again until viewer gets frustrated and changes channel (if you are like me). second: screaming and making news spicy. Kal hi main ek news channel par Daud Ibrahim ki khabar sun raha tha. vo uski phone conversation suna rhe the. Were saying: "ab aap sunenge VO AWAZ JO APNE KABHI NAHI SUNI HOGI... [like God is going to speak] this and that (I just changed the channel by listening that line) mujhe masala bilkul pasand nahi. @NewsChannels/Anchors: Always remember - agar khabar me dam hai to vo khud bolegi, tum mat chillaya karo aur faltu ka masala tab lgaya jata hai jab khabar ke piche kuch thos nahi hota. Our indian news channels are expert in putting "faltu ka masala" in news. (though for me ndtv is an exception. I've never seen them screaming or doing other silly things).


ps seems like my comment is offtopic but its that.

mayank anand
August 15, 2013 8:30 am

Heard praises for this article on NDTV and came here to read it. Lovely article indeed.

AbbasToronto
August 15, 2013 9:00 am

Jang mein qatl sipahi hongay;

Surkh-roo zille-Ilahi hongay.

dr vimal raina
August 15, 2013 9:22 am

Maybe I am delusional but the cartoon seems to be an Obama screaming out a missile.

Wajeeh
August 15, 2013 10:20 am

They are so selfish that can put the two nations on risk of nuclear war. These TV anchors don't miss even a single chance of getting more ratings even on the cost of national security. There must be some code of conduct for this untrained and non serious foolish lot eating our brains 24/7. Well written Article.

Nirmal Yadav
August 15, 2013 11:28 am

Fine and giving msg with fun nd humor..bt issue is too serious..how much time, both countries are ready to pass just for a piece of land. jst need to think at least once, how many innocent citizens nd soldiers we lost and ready to be lost in future. all is seems endless...

Nirmal Yadav
August 15, 2013 11:29 am

touching comment

Dearborn Iffy
August 15, 2013 11:56 am

@AbbasToronto: Happy Independence Day, Uncle. This is awfully short and curt of you.

Joke or on joke, Jang should not be on our minds. Surely that is as un-Islamic. Aim for peace and unity, Uncle. That is Islamic.

Peace.

Dearborn Iffy, Dearborn, MI, USA

Diwaker
August 15, 2013 12:58 pm

heard about your article on ndtv from ravish. Brilliant. every one is born human. only if they could remain one!

aouchitya
August 15, 2013 2:04 pm

@Nadeem: i think it was spirituality, for religion we had enough destruction on this planet!

Mobin
August 15, 2013 2:29 pm

If in Europe Germany can united again after partition why India & Pakistan can't. I am very thankful to Mr Ravish of NDTV by Whom I know about this article.

Saifur Rahman
August 15, 2013 4:06 pm

@Nadeem: I don’t agree with your comment. Humanity has nothing to do with religion. Extensive research has been conducted to find the roots of morality and ethics (which together we call humanity). And it was proved beyond any doubt that good qualities (as well as bad) are equally present in every human being irrespective of religion, atheism, agnosticism, skin color, race or place of origin. In fact origin of morality & ethics is much older than the origin of any known religion--humanity is rooted in our biological evolution.

You also mentioned that without religion human would be like animals. Do you think today’s human is better than animal—at least in terms of morality? Wild animals attack and kill only when they are hungry-it is a necessity for their survival and they seldom kill the members of their own species. In contrast we human kill our own species, our brothers, our sisters, our friends and neighbors in order to satisfy our greed, lust and all our selfish desires. And most importantly who is destroying our mother Earth humans or Animals?

Another piece of statistics about religion might interest you: 85% of bloodshed and killing that so far happened in this world in last two thousands years has its root in religion.

Ali
August 15, 2013 4:08 pm

explain this to the Indian Media who are beating the drums for the Indian Armed Forces... having said that Pakistani Media is no less naive. I fail to understand the why our "bhooli" awaam falls into the trap of these over doers... I am sick of these news channels..

Hasan
August 15, 2013 8:27 pm

War may arouse patriotism in most extremist in both countries, yet it is not the answer, I'll probably get crucified for this, but neither India nor Pakistan is in an economic position for a thermonuclear war.

Ramana Madhavpeddi
August 16, 2013 3:30 am

Send the TV anchors to the LOC and bring the soldiers back home - should solve this childish problem

insomniac
August 16, 2013 9:55 am

@Nadeem: I think you are confusing religion with illiteracy. Human being were animals because they didn't had basic education in those days. how do you explain the scientists, actors, commoners who are atheist all their life but still good human beings. :) hope i am making sense.

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