Players: India, Pakistan
Non-playing captain: America
Step 1: Pakistan militants attack civilian target in India.
Step 2: India points a finger at Pakistan.
Step 3: Pakistan absolutely denies the attack.
Step 4: America threatens Pakistan.
Step 5: Pakistan starts to make the right noises.
Step 6: India smiles.
Step 7: Pakistan backtracks. India frowns.
Step 8: America armtwists Pakistan.
Step 9: Pakistan accepts blame.
Step 10: India celebrates. America pats its own back.
Step 11: America gives millions and millions and millions of dollars of aid to Pakistan as a reward.
Step 12: PLEASE GO BACK to Step No. 1… Thank You!
Also known as “The Circle of Life” in the subcontinent.
© Sunil Rajguru