I know I am sailing treacherous waters here by bringing up both ‘India’ and ‘Pakistan’ in the same thread, and according to the Meaningless Drivel guidelines, political rivalries etc should not be brought in here anymore! So, let me request posters to keep this in mind, and post civilized opinions supported by facts and figures instead of just ranting.
Now, my point is, why are we Indians so obsessed about proving ourselves better than Pakistan? In the above instance of a meteorite, and related funny comments from Slashdot readers, our attention seems to have been totally on Pakistans reaction, which is just like how Indians are overjoyed if they beat Pakistan in cricket, than if they win against one of the best teams in the world, say Australia!! Us Indians always tend to measure ourselves against Pakistan, and IMO, it is like USA comparing themselves against Mexico!! And all the benefit of the entire 'anti-Pakistan-sentiment' in India, goes to Pakistan! (read about the last weeks incidents in UN to get an idea of this)
IMHO, its about time for us Indians to give up our obsession of measuring up against a country which in deep religious and political crisis and to set their eyes on comparing themselves against the industrial growth standards set by China, or the overall growth and development strategies followed by developed countries like that of USA, Japan, Germany or UK.
Silly silly Indians!