A nation is not made by boundaries, not made by languages, or religion for that matter. It is the people who make a nation. So when the common man of both Hindustan and Pakistan have no strong reasons of enmity with each other, then how come there is this disruption every time, we take a step forward as two nations, as two brothers hand in hand.
Who wreaked such havoc upon these people`s lives. ? The train is ironically named 'Samjhauta', meaning Agreement, but there is a sense of disagreement somewhere. Where does it lie? Surely not in the minds of the common man. Not in the minds of the leaders of the nations, going by the trouble they take to have peace talks at least. Then where..?
I truly found my voice in Sagarika Ghose`s post. She has written a brilliant piece about the bonding found on this wonderful train.
The last word of our journey thus belonged to Syed Yakoob, a tele-marketing operator:
"All those rich people who go to seminars and talks on India-Pakistan peace, why don't they actually travel by the Samjhauta Express to see what India-Pakistan peace is really about?"