There’s news about that Pakistan and India are having, or beginning to have, a thaw in relations and that reminded me of this strangely compelling nightly border closure ceremony involving both the Indian and Pakistani border guards at the Wagah Attari border crossing. Apparently this is how they close the border every day at the end of the day. It seems in some way almost fairy-tale like because the two sides, so hostile toward one another, are also so alike — right down to their uniforms, the peculiar strutting style of marching. It makes you wonder just how they got the choreography down so perfectly on both sides–and the whole thing carries with it a kind of ritualized mock hostility that makes you wonder what the real underlying emotions are. It’s a hot tourist attraction as you can see from the fans, who sit in stands like they’re at a cricket match and react with delight to the point-counterpoint of the exhibition. The whole thing is creepy and cool all at once.
Year of the Spy Book Trailer
Above is the Year of the Spy Book Trailer — for my upcoming non-fiction book about espionage upheavals on the streets of Moscow in 1985.
Below is a “trailer” showcasing the writing and video services I provide to clients.
Michael Sellers — Writing and Video Services
- Arsha Sellers — Today I’m One Big Step Closer to Becoming a Real Forever Dad
- Meet Abby Sellers and Arshavin Sellers — My Wife, My Son, My Inspiration Every Day
- What the Mueller Report Actually Says
- Remembering James Blount, an American Who “Got” the Philippines in 1901
- America the Beautiful? You Mean America the Pitiful. I Am Ashamed