There will always be violence there due to Afghanistan. Foreign countries won't invest there as much. They were actually ahead of India in the 1970s and 1980s but went backwards due to General Zia Ul Haq who made it a backwards islamic sharia hellhole.
I don't see them ever having a space program. Remember these are the people who believe that the meteorite in mecca comes from heaven. Even their top scientists think that. They even had a nobel prize winner for physics but they disowned him because he was an Ahmedi. With a mentality like that they will never get anywhere.
Chandigarh was special to me in the 90s because it had sit down toilets instead of the squat ones lol.
Unless you have relatives there, there is no point visiting unless you want to go to malls that sell the same things as you get in the west. It is however a nice place to live.
I don't know why Punjabi singers and Punjabi movies big it up so much, it's not a Punjabi city at all, the vast majority of the people are Hindi speakers or ya ya types. It's a miniature Delhi without the history. Since my nana and nana passed away I've got no inclination to ever visit again.
Anandpur Sahib really is different to the rest of Punjab, so much more peaceful, yes I went to Baba Gurdita high up, Kiratpur and also that muslim shrine Buddan Shah where they claim Guru Nanak asked for milk from a sufi saint and said he would come back a hundred years later in a different incarnation (Guru Hargobind) to take the rest. It seems like a made up story to me. I wanted to see the Virasat E Khalsa museum, I remember when it was in the process of being built in 2000 but I never got time to visit it in 2018 when I last went. Did you go there?
I will have to visit Machiwara the next time I am there.
Himachal is beautiful, great scenery and monkeys galore.
India has no one identity, culture, language either. Many outright refusing to speak Hindi etc.
Sectarian movements are ongoing in both nations.
Culture in India also has foreign influences.
Both these nations share histories anyway, their history is one, until 1947.
Pakistan is cozying up to the Saudis. India was on their knees for the Russians, now they idolize Trump. Giving Trump one giant ****job last year.
As per the Urdu being foreign to Pakistan. We can be sure Punjabi likely developed in Modern day Pakistan, so is Punjabi not our language now?