Hope you are doing well. I am your pen pal. Let me introduce myself, my name is Rameesa Khan, I am a PhD scholar and Founder of Menstrual Talk, I work internationally and nationally on menstrual education and breaking social taboos associated with periods. I love to read books on politics. I am a gender advocate. I read your letter and I am now emotionally attached with you, as you invited me to visit India thus it is my hope to visit some day. I agree that today’s youth are thinking beyond any conflicts but want peace and friendship between India and Pakistan.
I love your sense of music. Coke studio is one of the finest music shows, and I like Indian songs especially from T-Series. They know how to connect with people. I love Indian movies. My favorite actor is Salman Khan and quite a few more! India has a rich history in dancing- I love traditional dances and want to learn as soon as we meet in person someday.
Pakistan’s heritage is as rich as you have highlighted; especially Minar-e-Pakistan, Masjid Wazir Khan and so on, and I would love to share some moments here whenever you visit Pakistan. My favorite place in India is the Taj Mahal. It’s my dream to see it one day and spend some time in the most beautiful place. I love traditional food as well and India has some special dishes that I would love to taste.
I am connected with India through online sessions and have many friends there! I shared a space with an Indian Delegate on peace and reconciliation status between India and Pakistan. I love to create safer spaces for young people to end hate.
Special thanks to Beyond the Borders’ Pen Pal initiative for giving me the opportunity to write a peaceful letter to my fellow pal from India.
Founder Menstrual Talk
Delegate Ubuntu, United Nations.