Saturday, December 16, 2006

Bar bar dekho

Hi bewdas,

I've finally managed to finish writing the posts and uploading all photos and videos of the Pakistan series on the other bar. Thanks to everyone who encouraged (read 'threatened at gunpoint') me into completing it. Apologies to all you guys for not being able to reply to your comments the way I used to. Too many things are happening (many of which will be revealed over the subsequent posts)and lately I feel like I've not been able to catch up on or keep track of my own life.

However, starting this week, this bar's back in action! Hop back on to Sayeshaz! :)

Cheers!

*clink*



13 comments:

satish said...

i am the first one to comment. :O

shub said...

phewwwwwwwww! and here I was just about to msg you five minutes back asking if all's okay since it's been quite some time!!! then common sense took over when I saw the time :D
and now I see the post!! wassup? all kushal mangal?

shub said...

phewwwwwwwww! and here I was just about to msg you five minutes back asking if all's okay since it's been quite some time!!! then common sense took over when I saw the time :D
and now I see the post!! so....wassup? all kushal mangal?

Sakshi said...

Yeah. She's back.
Do you know that I was going to write a post on friends that just drop out of your e-life? Good to see the bhai is back and the bar open.. My life is getting back to normal :)

Strider said...

Yippee!!
Time to move back to this bar!

qsg said...

Phew - she is back! :)

Iday said...

What else do i have to say - Welcome back :D

Di said...

hic..welcome back bar-wali.. ;)

Bivas said...

hic...hic...bar's open...yipeeeeeic
hum sabne sambhalke rakha...uska inaam to do...maikhane kaa stock renewal maangta hai :D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sayesha,
saw your entries abt the visit to Wagah border....about how excited you were abt hearing the 'Pakistan Zindabad' shouts from the Pakistan side... was wondering if it ever crossed your mind that opening those gates almost a decade ago saw hundreds of young Indian army men lose their lives in a brave battle to keep u and me and the rest of us safe....
Peace and friendship are fantastic concepts but the price you have to pay cannot be lives....
Peace would be an answer to end the miseries on either side and opening the Wagah gates was the greatest step... but do you remember it failed when the realisation that there is nothing like a gentle man's word from the other side of the border dawned on us....
I genuinely beleive that if you had anyone very dear fighting in the kargil border those days, the pakistan zindabad wouldnt have exited u all so much....

Anonymous said...

Sayesha,
Quoting your words here:

"This dude kept asking the crowd to cheer "Pakistan zindabad!" and he kept looking at me because I wasn't cheering. But I couldn't. Not because I have any negative feeling about Pakistan but because I can't cheer 'Pakistan zindabad'. Not until I have heered 'Hindustan zindabad' from the other side first."

To me this sounds, that if u were one amongst our forces who fought to get our foothold back in our own territory, you would have definitely fired your first bullet from the Indian side, but wouldn't have minded to fight the rest of the battle from the other side for them....

-Bharti

Sayesha said...

#Satish,
Haan bhai you are. Har jagah! Khush? :D

#Shub,
Arre yaar I was trying to wrap up Hopscotch before I got back to Sayeshaz. Ek baar lazy ho jao na... series dhara ka dhara reh jata hai... just like my Cambodia trip jo aaj tak complete nahin kiya! :(

Other than that, everything is fine! :)

#Sakshi,
//Do you know that I was going to write a post on friends that just drop out of your e-life?

Whoa! I'd been thinking of this phenomenon some time ago! Ek Tinku banda hota tha is blog par, yun gaayab hua jaise chor ki dadhi se tinka! :O

#Strider,
Yeah, back to business with a bevy of barrels! :P

#Gems,
Yeah baby! I am back! :D

#Iday,
Thanks! :)

#Di,
Mere hi bar mein mere ko welcome karti hai? Bouncers, phenko re isko baahar! :P

#Bivas,
Tu toh gaya kaam se! Pichhli botal ka nasha utra nahin hai lagta hai ab tak! Tu wahan koney mein baith ja, sober ho le.. phir chadhana! :P

#Anonymous,
What makes you think that my excitement on hearing 'Pakistan zindabad' has ANYTHING to do with India? To me, 'Pakistan zindabad' does not mean 'Hindustan murbadad'. They are also a country like India and their people also have the right to hail their country. And that is what I was excited about. If your countries are fighting one another, do you HAVE to HATE the people too? I think not. Yes, the two countries have a problem with each other and no I do not have a proposed solution. But that will not stop me from loving the amazing people I encountered in my trip. I refuse to hate them. Is that so bad?

#Bharti,
I do not believe that merely cheering for a country (whether your own or someone else's) signifies your "patriotism" (or the lack of it if you cheer for the other side). Patriotism is a much deeper concept, and at least to me, it stands by itself, and does not have anything to do with other countries. If I love India, do I really have to hate Pakistan? I think not. The only reason why I did not cheer for them was a mere mental block and nothing else. Since the cheering on the two sides is parallel, I'd pick my country to cheer for FIRST, before I cheer for anyone else. But my cheering, in no way, indicates my willingness to fight for either side.

virdi said...

arre... bhai log... yeh lo...

Hindustan Zindabad... Pakistan Zindabad... Hindustan Zindabad... Pakistan Zindabad... Hindustan Zindabad... Pakistan Zindabad... Hindustan Zindabad... Pakistan Zindabad... Hindustan Zindabad... Pakistan Zindabad... Hindustan Zindabad... Pakistan Zindabad...

chalo now lets play cricket...

:-)