I have been formally invited by President Zardari to visit my ancestral home in Pakistan. Visiting Pakistan is always difficult proposition for Indians. They want you to report to a local police station on arrival. You cannot travel to any place except the city for which you have been issued the visa and I do not think my ancestral home has a proper hotel with running water. Worst is that you might just land up calling someone secular...and folks back home would be watching…

And I may loose my standing as a secular person by calling someone secular…
Meanwhile, I am off to Assam. There is a property dispute there which is leading to ethnic riots. Some of the right wing fanatics are misleading the nation by using the M-word. The M word cannot be used is secular India.na na na…
We call communal riots in Congress ruled states as property disputes. If it gets worst we will call it the Muslim reactions to anger over Gujarat riots.

googled “hindu muslim bhai bhai” for answers. I rely on Google for many things like you do. It usually provides accurate answers. One of the results of my search was this image…wonder why…
I do know it is bhai-bhai, bhai-bhen or bhen-bhen…all this bhai and bhen suffixes apply in Gujarat only.

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