16 photos that prove India and Pakistan are just the same

We are like neighbours who may not be too happy with the noisy parties the other throws but who would still like to be a part of each other’s happiness

This article is an attempt to focus on the everyday, the little things which unite us as a people

Forgive me if I come across as stating the obvious

But sometimes, the best of us tend to forget the obvious

And then it’s always good to remember, and to remind


We believe in one God No matter what side of the boundary one stands on, one can feel the power of faith

However, spirituality for us is more than religion

It is humanity and compassion


You can’t tell the landscape of one from the other at times Rocky, steep mountains which stand tall amidst azure streams, upon which frothy white clouds breathe, are a common sight in both countries

A visual treat fit for a traveller’s dreams


We know our real wealth lies in the luscious, green lands Though technological advancements have touched our lives, we continue to worship the land which sustains us

Such is the beauty of our fields that a stroll through the green countryside can drive away the worst worries from one’s life


Cricket is not just a sport for us The sport is a major issue of contention between our countries

But doesn’t our shared love for cricket bring us closer? 5

Our trucks can put the ‘Pimp My Ride’ team to shame From couplets to wisecracks, anything and everything can be spotted adorning the trucks on the road

The splash of colour is proof of our ingenuity and affinity for art


We love to shake a leg Many a times, what can’t be expressed through words, is better expressed through actions

And dance is the most tasteful collection of gestures

Both India and Pakistan have been blessed with varied dance forms which are beautiful, scintillating and amazingly expressive


Our voices are not drowned out in the streets Meandering through the streets, one can come across the varied expressions of identity that the people indulge in

What meets the eye is a voice which is slowly, but surely building an identity


A mother is just as indulgent on both sides of the border They say that no one can love like a mother

And all mothers are capable of showering their children with their selfless love, no matter where they belong

This love can warm any person’s heart, no matter which side of the border they stand on


Tragedy has visited us uninvited Sorrow knows no name, no creed

Both the countries and their citizens have had to face several tragedies

Earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks are instances which have seen the countries and their citizens stand together


Selflessly serving the country is duty for us A soldier, be it from India or Pakistan, chooses the needs of the country over him/herself

And in return asks for nothing


Our marketplaces are a reflection of our colourful lives We don’t really know how to live without colours

Our clothes, houses, cuisines - all reflect our love for colours

After all they break the monotony of life and bring in a breath of fresh air


Our plate carries more than just food Food is an art for us, an art which has been crafted over the years with great precision in both the countries

And we like to appreciate this art whole-heartedly!  13

Tea spells comfort for us Nothing is more invigorating for our senses than a whiff of hot tea

It is our favoured beverage when sharing anecdotes about life or even when we are too tired to speak


The light of music shines bright in both the countries Music is not just a part of our lives but is an indispensable part of our lives

From prayers to love songs to celebrations, music gives expression to all


We take great pride in our past Yes, what is gone is gone to never return

But the beautiful memories, the achievements and the stories that our past has bequeathed us with, is something we are proud of


We abhor violence We know very well that there are no winners in a war

So, all we hope for is peace and freedom from terrorism and all kinds of violence

Still not convinced? If you think you can figure out the difference between India and Pakistan, try doing it on the Android app - India Or Pakistan built by social initiative India Loves Pakistan

Difficult right? Whether you guess right or wrong, you will have seen more of both countries

And that will hopefully help us realize how our dreams, our ambitions, our prayers and our passions are alike

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Date:01-Mar-2015 Reference:View Original Link