MANY HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES TO KEEP THIS PRIDE AND WE SHALL NOT LET GO OF IT…….RATHER WE INVITE YOU TO BE PROUD OF WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU ARE FROM, OF WHAT YOU DO, AND YOU WILL HAVE OUR RESPECT FOR THAT………AS LONG AS YOU DONT HURT ANYONES HEART!! 🙂
Tell me ONE language that has not been corrupted by abusive slang. The only difference being that we make it sound really funny!! So all those people, who laughed each and every time we abused someone, should be blamed for it. Plus we generally abuse our best friends. It’s our special way of showing affection, by not caring about the words being said, rather paying heed to the intentions with which it is being said….so when we say “TU YAAR PAKKA PENCHOD A” we mean he is my best friend!!!
Once upon a time The Maharaja of Patiala, an avid sportsman, invited the Irish team; “The Viceroy’s Pride”, to play a friendly match of tent pegging. It was then that he invented the famous “Patiala Peg” to trick the Irish team into drinking more than they could handle so his own team could win. And guess what….THEY WON!!
Ans: It really humbles me to be able to reply to this question. Actually since our childhood we have been told stories with the moral, “all you have to do is be a good guy and GOD does the rest for you” and i quote Guru Nanak Dev Ji:
If you go and talk to a punjabi i am sure (s)he will talk to you with humility, befriend a punjabi and (s)he can give his/her life on the name of that friendship!! I am sorry if you’ve met people who have ever treated you otherwise for we are those who start their prayers (Ardas) with:
I once remember my milk man cribbing about the fact that his so called “bhaiya” left, and how he cannot manage without him. The migrants from UP and Bihar are an integral part of Punjab. It is clearly evident from the fact that WE HAVE NEVER ISSUED PUBLIC THREATS TO THEM TO LEAVE “OUR” LAND. And they are facing troubles in other parts of India.
I agree incidents of women abuse happen, honor killings happen!! And people are still close minded. But just because a few people do bad deeds does not mean you blame the entire race. And please don’t make it sound as if it happens only in Punjab. We are a part of the rest of the country, and we too are constantly battling with these problems. And WE HAVE STATS IN OUR FAVOR TO SAY SITUATION HAS IMPROVED AND WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE!!