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My Conversation with Two Indians



by Casey White
June 27, 2002

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My Conversation with Two Indians_Casey White- Have you ever played news anchor? It's fun. I recently sought out two work friends who are from India, and asked them about THEIR homeland security. Both gentlemen are software development contractors for the company. India is well known for its software workers.

Gopan wears dark-rimmed glasses, and has his hair waved up in front. He is well filled out, and tall for an Indian, I think. A few years ago, he brought his young family to the States for better work and the American dream. Although he is Hindu, he bought a Christmas tree this last December, at his childrens' behest. Mild mannered, he became passionate when I asked him about the trouble brewing between Pakistan and India. "It is the one thing that Mahatma Ghandi did wrong," Gopan claimed. "In 1947, he let them go off on their own. And he should not have done that. It's been trouble ever since. They should have worked things out back then, so Pakistan would still be part of India."

Ashvin is fairly short, middle aged, with thinning dark hair, and his English is distinctively British. Bags under his eyes, but always effusive and energetic, he makes his points demonstratively. Son of an Indian Commissioner in the government, he grew up priviledged, and attended a British boarding school for most of his younger years. "It's a common misconception," he said of Gopan's Ghandi. "It was actually Nehru who did the damage. Nehru was born in Kashmir - it's his 'home town!' That is why he did not want to let it be taken with the rest of Pakistan. That is why it is a problem today. It was Nehru's ego!"

Neither of my Indian friends had much good to say for General Pervez Musharraf. But when I find some Pakistani input, it will be interesting to compare.

Some days, I'm just a Ted Koppel wanna-be.

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