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Border of Silly Walks by Godfather on 16 July 2005 11:15pm
 
For thos who want to see more of the Wagah-Attari border opening/closing ceremony (much more than appears on Himalaya) click the link below and it will start playing automatically. Always reminds me of a cross between a Benny Hill sketch, Python's Ministry of Silly walks, or John Cleese' Hitler impression from Fawlty Towers. Arousing stuff :)

http://www.putfile.com/media.php?n=Wahga-Border-Flag-Ceremony-UPK
 
Re: Border of Silly Walks by intrepid on 17 July 2005 4:23pm
 
Thanks for the link. In addition to Benny Hill, Monty Python and Basil Hitler, I think I see some elements of ballroom dancing and aerobics class.
 
Re: Border of Silly Walks by Steaming on 19 July 2005 10:01am
 
It's good entertainment, but it makes me question the credibility of these two countries to the rest of the world
 
Re: Border of Silly Walks by KateC on 19 July 2005 4:13pm
 
Interesting... I wonder if that bit at the end was intentional? Where they shut the gates and they slide open a little. Anyway thanks for posting the link :)
 
Re: Border of Silly Walks by Godfather on 21 July 2005 1:55am
 
>It's good entertainment, but it makes me question the credibility of these two countries to the rest of the world

Better releasing tension through a kind of entertainment, than actually launching their nukes at each other. The relationship between Pakistanis and Indians is a complex one. In both countries they are encouraged to one up each other, through sports or whatever. And are expected to harbour a kind of default dislike for the other (rather like the relationship between the French and English). But in reality, the Indians and Pakistani are deeply curious about each other.

Only did i find this out when i was travelling back and forward between the two. Their voices would lower to a whisper and they'd ask me all kind of questions about the other people and the things they enjoyed from the other country. Yet, just before that they would have been brash and loud about the opposite country. The Wagah-Attari border show is literally that. Notice all the chin thrusting, and chest puffing. It's all a game, and people enjoy it. All Pakistan and India get up to, is skirmish over Kashmir. Compare that to our western countries who have a history of invading every damn place out there, and i dont think it's fair to say we can question the credibility of India and Pakistan.

 
Re: Border of Silly Walks by geoggers786 on 1 August 2005 12:15am
 
I find some of the comments here a little silly themselves. The theatricals of the boarder crossing is at least a recognition of the border being there and long may it last. For anyone who has visited the border in POK or IOK (the name dependeing on who youare talking to) the comedy scenario is definitely not there, even with the recent thaw of relations between the two countries. Some theatricals as opposed to real eyeballing and worse would be more than welcome.
 



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