Mr Tharoor writes, for many Indians, Pakistanis are merely estranged siblings “basically like us”, in appearance, ethnicity, cuisine, and music largely indistinguishable from northern Indian. For other Indians then Pakistan can never of the taint of the original sin of its creation. While India has its share of Hindu bigots, hostile to Muslim in general and Pakistanis in particular, Indian liberals weaned on a diet of preaching about pluralism and religious co-existence.