Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Indian chromosome: An article in Pakistan's 'The News'

Check out an editorial that's circulating in emails these days. Its written by Dr Farrukh Saleem, an opinion writer in Pakistan's arguably most popular English newspaper.

The article basically lists all the great achievements of modern India and attests all the credit for its democracy and chides Pakistan for not having one.

Here's a choice quote:

For the record: Azim Premji, the richest Muslim entrepreneur on the face of the planet, was born in Bombay and now lives in Bangalore. India now has more than three dozen billionaires; Pakistan has none (not a single dollar billionaire).


Indians and Pakistanis have the same Y-chromosome haplogroup. We have the same genetic sequence and the same genetic marker (namely: M124). We have the same DNA molecule, the same DNA sequence. Our culture, our traditions and our cuisine are all the same. We watch the same movies and sing the same songs. What is it that Indians do and we don't: Indians elect their leaders.