Thursday, December 01, 2005

The two Punjabs

While the governments of India and Pakistan seem to be moving down the path of peace and friendship very cautiously - the Punjabis of the region have thrown all caution to wind. The Cheif Ministers of the two Punjabs have met regualrly over the last year. We have conferences on Punjabi lok versa, on the language and general meetups between the two groups. We have have numerous Indian theatre groups performing at Lahore and across Punjab. Same for theatrical groups going across. And then of course we have the Sikh yaatris who come in every year. The Punjabis are surely bonding! This image of the two CM's and their ranks at Nankana Sahib is very illustrative of the distance covered between the two Punjabs.

Story here.