This happens only in India!

Ambika Shaligram
Friday, 13 September 2019

When the devotees of Ganesh and those who were a part of the Muharram procession crossed each other on a city road, and shook hands, we rejoiced. Such are the state of things. Shouldn’t this be a normal course of affairs, we wonder? But it isn’t, and hence the people on social media forwarded, shared, tweeted and retweeted this image – with credit to @redditindia.

When the devotees of Ganesh and those who were a part of the Muharram procession crossed each other on a city road, and shook hands, we rejoiced. Such are the state of things. Shouldn’t this be a normal course of affairs, we wonder? But it isn’t, and hence the people on social media forwarded, shared, tweeted and retweeted this image – with credit to @redditindia.

One user tweeted, ‘This happens only in India’. Two users, who are perhaps often delayed by the traffic on our roads, said, ‘Cute, but this means that the traffic is fxxxxx up on both sides. ‘Good as a symbol bad as a practice. There should be no processions on the roads.’

However, there were many who read hope in this pic and tweeted, ‘There is harmony, there is brotherhood, and there is hope in this single pic’. ‘Yeh hai asli India.’. There were a few cheeky responses too. ‘Someone pls cc to Madhu Kishwar too’; ‘Namoone har dharm mein hain. Vehle namoone’ and ‘People see they are crossing each other, i see they are opposite each other. Babu bhayya chesma pehen lo’.

Another user explained where the pic was clicked —  ‘Happened in Hyderabad, Telangana’. To which someone tweeted, ‘This is in Silvassa’.

Whether it happens in Silvassa or Goa or Hyderabad, this is India. And, we can only pray that this becomes a norm and not an exception.

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