Nadeem F. Paracha is a cultural critic and senior columnist for Dawn Newspaper and Dawn.com. He is also the author of two books on the social history of Pakistan, End of the Past and The Pakistan Anti-Hero.
He tweets @NadeemfParacha
The views expressed by this writer and commenters below do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn Media Group.
Funny. But, India is the biggest exporter of carabeef ( buffalo meat) in the world?
I am positive Narendra Modi said buffalo biryani was perfectly okay with him?:)
Actually NS was thinking: 'How do I politely tell this guy that I have beef kebabs and Koftas every day'? 'Maybe I could order a T-bone Steak instead, but no Boti for Modi' hehehe'....??"
S U P E RE B!
How very true
We agree to disagree!
LoL. Hilarious. Epic!
lol Nadeem.. you rock!
Nothing can escape NFP's sharp wit
hilarious ! but doing so you ll expose the truth of both nation.
Haha.. too good !!
i put earphone can hear modi saying..''aisa to nahin ho sakta''..''aisa karsaktey hain''
Good one Dawn...
Nailed it once again, NFP
aesthetical amusement, that is all how i can put it. Kudos to Nadeem for bringing the light side.
Nicely sketched. The meeting was important,thanks that they met at least.
Hahahahaha Good humour
NICE, VERY NICE JOKE
Simply Superb ! Hats off to Nadeem for conjuring this conversation from the pics !!
well i think by the body language modi telling him to do something totally different which makes nawaz deep thinking. well time is short for both of them i guess....
@ROHIT PANDEY no its not its Brazil
Good one! This time, the inflated egos across the border should be satisfied with PM Modi walked towards mian Sharif for a chat, unlike in Ufa!
Well done Nadeem saab :-) Very funny. keep it up.
Humor in Paris!! Hats off to Mr Nadeem
We need Dawn & TOI side by side in India
Fun of words and synchronized with action.
Sharif and Modi share a common concern : What to do about Raheel?
Just what I needed! Thanks for the laugh Mr Nadeem! :)
Actually had it been Nihari (also made of Beef) it would have been perfect but still a good piece.
You forgot ..... Modi was telling .. its nice to meet you but where is the other shareef... I want to talk to him too....
Mostly Gujarati are 100% vegetarian, they do not take onion and garlic also. I think author do not know about Gujarat and Gujarati. Thanks!!
we know what they talked about. Modi trying to sucker up and asking for a secretary level meeting, but NS saying, stop the terrorism in Pakistan by RAW and stop lynchings of muslims in India and Kashmir is the ultimate topic to resolve. Modi accepting all that but confidentially saying , he is hostage to the extremist RSS ideologues who got him in as a PM in the forst place. Modi asked for time to control the extremist within BJP.
Love You Pracha ! Really funny
Hahahaha.. LOL.. Brilliant!!
Heck, if only the could settle on Chicken Biryani. If the two countries combine their resources, we could be an economic block and hub for innovations and manufacturing to outsourcing to rival largest economies.
Billions spent on defense could be devoted to research and development, education and healthcare, job creation and expanding export markets, which could lift hundreds of millions out of poverty!
NFP is gem of dawn..
Ha ha... some light moments :-)
We can breath easy in Paris away from all the suspicious glares.
Many thanks Nadeem for making my day!
Climate change is not his most favourite topic. Talk about starting an expensive project in Lahore....
Really good one. Laughed a lot. But then I watch Pakistani funny dubbing of different events and they are great. Keep it rolling. Oh, BTW, I am Indian :)
Its freaking hilarious. Hahaha...
Too bad these two leaders who represent over 1.5 BILLION PEOPLE cannot sit down like this and make decisions that benefit the people first.If these leaders saw things thru the eyes of the people of both countries,things would be much more peaceful.
NFP you are the best. I wish to see you but can't. That's what we all miss. I had been to Wagha border and tears rolled down as I could see the great divide in spite of similarities in us. Thanks Dawn. Can I get Dawn in India. Pl. inform. I wish to subscribe.
HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!
They probably discussed everything except the issues that we voted them in for- to solve.
Loved that! Made my day.
He hee heee.. Nice ones from NFP, pretty funny!
You are one of a kind NFP . You have the gift of making people laugh at what they think is a serious matter . And funny it works on both sides of the border . we go home laughing yet keeping our hardened stance on our mutual relationships . Does any one see the wall crumbling ? At least some one is making efforts .
NFP hits the bulls-eye again. To come up with this exchange using only a few photos is nothing short of epic. Take a bow!
The two Prime Ministers after exchanging pleasantries exchanged their perceptions vis-a-vis the optimum temperature at which they need to Keep the Pot Boiling.
Good to laugh
Very creative. I had a laugh!
Now I feel like having Beef Biryani....yummyyyy.
I think this is what we need more - inflated egos, the walls of seriousness, anger and hate brought down with humour.
Honestly, does not matter which side of border you are, you have a family - me too. You too want to go home, relax, have dinner, chat with your kids and go to sleep - me too. You too want 24x7 electricity - me too. You are so angry with price rise, pollution & traffic on the roads - me too. You were forced to pay a bribe to get something done last month - me too.
Now try to guess whether I am Pakistani or an Indian.
Looks like Paracha has lost it. The joke started off well but then he overdid it.
Good one, I was thinking they are discussing the in flight meals Nawaz order for his trip and Modi wanted to know as how he got away with this?
seems like two brothers conspiring to help each other in their respective re-elections.
Classic, but what a shame, seriously what else we could expect from these so called leaders of Indo Pak. They have been playing these political games for years without any significant progress.
For GOD Sake wake up Indian Pakistani Nations and do something for lasting peace..enough is enough
Am sure, NS was stubborn on paaye! NM from his nature was interesting offering him tea.
Well written nadeem sb
Thanks that they met atleast.
the minute I saw the article I knew it had Paracha name on it
You're funny,as usual,Nadeem bhai.Stop eating beef!Ha ha ha
Excellent piece of work. LOL
Well thought out conversation. Mr Paracha sure has sense of humour.
Just great. Loved it. Could not stop laughing
That's hilarious, especially with pics
Excellent. Laugh Out Loud (LOL)
Hilarious. Actually Modi wanted to meet the other Shariff but having seen this Shariff relaxing on the sofa, being Gujarati i.e a born businessman, he didn't want to miss the opportunity of charcha however without chai.
From the body language of both the leaders it seems Nawaz was angry at some thing and Modi wanted to reconcile. Why sudden so much importance. OR was that just an acting for the public?
Very nice thought. If majority of the politicians of both countries have this
sort of thinking and become friendly
neighbours, then the subcontinent will
tun into a paradise.
Both PMs should lead their countries in such a way that the two countries become friends
and both countries concentrate on inclusive
development of their citizens. This will lead
to a developed subcontinent which will result in eradication of poverty and arm race.
wow nice story ... keep dreaming
Lol zak hilarious ..
Its about time someone came up with this.
NFP at its best once again. :) ... But on a not so serious note, Modi must have had advised NS to ask the conference rich to give him extra aid in order to keep the coal power plants shut.
Just awesome, i saw the first panel and i knew it is you
Well done Nawaz a well composed Pakistani statesman. we are proud of you.
Modi uses theatrics for survival domestically and internationally.