Comments on: India-Pakistan – cricket, spooks and peace http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-5/#comment-37426 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:47:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37426 Pashtoons are by and large hospitable, when compared with Indian folks. Afridis are Pashtoons. This does not, however, follow that Afridis are hospiable people as such.
Americans are the most hospitable and generous people in the world! This is continuously changing ofcourse, due to the mix in their population.

Rex Minor

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By: fibs http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-5/#comment-37417 Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:42:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37417 Pashtoons by and large are hospitable people. One could agree with such a generalisation. Afridis are also Pashtoons! This does not however follow that Afridis are also hospitable!! Nor or those Pashtoons hospitable in the classic sense who were integrated into the Indian culture for centuries. Imran khan does claim that his ancestory is of Pashton origin, but his culture is very foreign to Pashtoons.
One could compare Afridis with the dutch or Scottish people, who are the most miser among the europeans!

Sorry Afridis, Dutch and Scotsmen, no harm was intnded.

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By: 007XXX http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-5/#comment-37400 Sat, 09 Apr 2011 08:50:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37400 I agree with Afridi that Indians do not, repeat, DO NOT have same hearts as Pakistanis. Indians do not wish to fly any flag in Islamabad as against Pakistani wishes of flying Islamic flag in Red Fort (Built by a Muslim Shehenshah Shah Jahan and a glory and pride of every Indian irrespective of his/her religion and then a symbol of Indian, supposedly a Hindu nation’s Independence, is there a greater irony or stupidity in Pakistani thoughts), we do not wish everyday bomb blasts in Karachi/Islamabad/Peshawar etc, we do not want any fundamentalism of any kind be it try to subscribe to any religion, we do not wish to attack Pakistani Parliament, we do not consider ourselves being victimised because of our religions, we do not wish to get into any arms race with anyone, we have not taken it upon ourselves to provide nukes to every other person who pays.

I bet had Afridi gone home after beating India he would have said something along the lines of conquering India and hindus in game of cricket. He is just trying to save his a** and nothing more is to be read into it.

On hospitality, frankly speaking both the countries might have problems because both have all kinds of people and a small sample can never be considered a result. This is error of sample collection. Too small size of sampling can never throw up correct statistical results. Full Stop.

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By: rehmat http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37354 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 19:23:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37354 Guys

WE have heard quite a bit about warm hospitality. How about an equally important point of being a gracious guest?

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By: shoaibo http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37352 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:46:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37352 Ahhh. I was referring to hospitality. I retract my judgement.

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By: Mortal1 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37351 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 16:40:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37351 I’ve visited quite a few Pakistani homes & attended Pakistani-hosted parties, to know a thing or two about Pakistani hospitality, no issue there. I was referring to the “no special treatment to caucasians” part.

“Your heart may not soften”

You seem to have pre-concieved notions about everyone here & that’s a bit strange for a newcomer. My advice is the same: Stop judging people, you know nothing about!

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By: shoaibo http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37350 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 13:37:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37350 I did not suggest a complete absence of the trait but a difference in degree of application.
Please make a Pakistani friend and visit his home. Your heart may not soften but your opinion will.

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By: Mortal1 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37345 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 03:53:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37345 “People in South Asia, Middle East and the Orient suck up to the white people. Caucasians get extra attention and hospitality everywhere.” Posted by KPSingh01

You can also add South America, Africa & Carribean countries to that list. I don’t buy that it’s any different in Pakistan. Although I haven’t been to that country, I’ve seen enough Pakistanis behave in a similar fashion in other countries.

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37335 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:54:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37335 Shoaibo: “But Pakistani players like Akram, Akhtar et al stared them down eyeball to eyeball, sledge for sledge. Even if they were blasting us for sixes all over the ground !!! lol.”

That kind of standing up has started with Indian cricketers as well. In the Sydney test it took the peak form where Harbhajan Singh would not bow down. The test ended up as a farce and Austrailans were sat down and made to change their methods. In the Perth test they played like nuns and lost the test match to India. After that they have not been able to beat India.

I have not been to Pakistan and will give credit to your words about complexes about white people. In India for sure there is a lot of complex.

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By: shoaibo http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/03/27/india-pakistan-cricket-spooks-and-peace/comment-page-4/#comment-37331 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 21:02:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7111#comment-37331 correction: we see ill in each other even in good deed.

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