Pakistan, as many of my readers know, has had a very rough journey going back at least 9 years to 2007. That’s not to say more wasn’t going on before that, rather it’s when I picked up on the need to start following this nation. Once a part of India, partition took place in August 1947, and the new land began to struggle to develop. In addition to ongoing struggles, the nation had its challenges–for the most part, not unlike India has had.
But where both lands were dealing with skirmishes and battles along the shared borders, Pakistan has also been plagued with “sibling rivalry” and family feuds inside its boundaries. Make no mistake. The story of Pakistan and India is as much a soap opera, replete with family feuds, sibling rivalry and jealousies–the impish child hoping to irritate the older brother/sister–one might see on daytime TV. India’s story is more or less a bit along the same lines; but India has a lot of the drama queen action in their political arena as compared to what is often described in street by street, neighborhood by neighboorhood gang wars in the Western hemisphere.
In Orkut, most of the members of my communities were Indian, Pakistani or Brazilian. Brazil, like the United States, doesn’t have a validated chart, that is, one we know can be used with an actual time of its becoming an independent nation. India and Pakistan do have although most Pakistanis–were you to ask–would say August 14, 1947 was their date of independence as compared to India’s on the 15th of August in the same year. While the scheduled time of independence was set for 24 hours prior to the independence celebrations set to take place in India, Pakistan’s actually took place a bit earlier than the scheduled time:
A friend in Pakistan had directed me to an audio that’s since been removed from online. The time was noted in that recording and was clearly taking place on the 13th of the month, not the 14th. That difference in the time has made a difference in my work on Pakistan’s chart so I’ve stuck with it all of these years. Although another friend over there had questioned my usage and insisted the history books pointed to the August 14 date with midnight as the birth time, at this stage of the game, I’m not changing it. The chart I use works too well for me to ignore.
An article in The Hindu in 2013 and perhaps another in 2014 in Dawn helped to stir interest in the subject of a new article this week in Scroll, each driving home the point made in the African proverb, “Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story.” We see similar problems showing in other nations that used to be one. That said, on to the Solar Return for 2016!