Google released a new three-minute advertisement last week, focusing not only on the ease and power of Google searching but also drawing attention to very important historical events between India and Pakistan. In the span of only two days it reached nearly 1.5 million views and is currently at well over five million.
In 1947, the British Indian Empire, including Bengal and the Punjab province, was partitioned into East Pakistan and West Bengal (India), and East Bengal and Punjab (West Pakistan). Tearing the Empire apart geographically was only part of the problem. Of the Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims who were in the minority in any given area, they were forced to flee as refugees or be killed, leading to the uprooting of millions.
One of the cities mentioned in the ad, Lahore, was at the centre of the problem because the Boundary Commission wasn’t sure where to place it and the city of Amritsar. The Commission decided to give Lahore to Pakistan, whilst Amritsar became part of India.
THE SQUARES – WEEK 46
I can’t believe we’re in the home stretch! And not only that, but the alphabet blanket is done! Square four finishes this work of art with the bottom right corner. Square seven is a Magic Knot special. Square eight is a Flag Stitch bonus square. Again this week, all the squares (with the exception of square four) were made with donated yarn.
Square Count: 322
Bonus Squares: 6