Images by Bennet Cobliner
Silk Top: Zara; Lace Shorts: Urban Outfitters; Shoes/ Ring: Random from Bombay; Necklace: Club Monaco; Bangle: NYC Street
So August 15th is India’s Independence day and this year I celebrated it in a much more meaningful way than I ever have throughout my life. Nothing too spectacular, but I ended up going to an event that was meant to celebrate 2 Independence Days together. The point was we start drinking at around 11pm on August 14th [which is Pakistan’s Independence Day] and keep drinking past midnight and into August 15th [which is India’s Independence Day]. Don’t worry; besides drinking we saw some amazing music performances, some poetry, some rapping and some insane comedy by fellow south Asians.
Ofcourse it was a fun event. But what hit me after I got out of the event and on my way home was that this was such a brilliant idea. And that outside of our motherlands Pakistanis and Indians coexist as not just normal people of the world but even as really close friends. Maybe it is familiarity cause we still look alike and in a 3rd world, which is a mix of various other colors, cultures and nationalities. Maybe our brownness is a sort of a common hence bonding factor. But I just don’t get why we can’t get along in our own nations across that stupid imaginary line called “The Border”.
Really badly wishing both our countries peace and friendship.
PS: Totally forgot about the outfit!! Hehehe.. So how about you tell me what you think of it this time instead of me writing about it? As you can see I did chores this weekend like laundry and stuff. So wasn’t too exciting a weekend except for this Independence Day event I went to. How was everyone else’s weekend?