Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A chat which called for a political blog post!

Today afternoon, I was chatting with a friend about the famous political leader in Mumbai, Raj Thackeray. He says, he supports him to which I replied that though I don't support him I guess his agenda is right. When I was doing my internship with this company, I noticed that many employees were migrants from various northern, eastern and southern states. To which I don't have any problem at all but since you have come to mumbai and this is your "karmabhoomi" you might as well embrace it! Coming to work daily and cribbing how awful place this is you might better get your ass of here. However, I also met a few people who are in total love with this city though it is fast paced and were also making an effort to learn the local language, but that again is a rare case.

Again I don't favor any party here coz I believe in a country like India, whether it is party A or party B, neither have any potential to offer anything substancial. Over the years of what I have noticed there hasn't been any remarkable offering by any party. Every political party in India weighs equal pros and cons to which I believe the only reason is that this country is caste-driven and always will be.

India always stands out in the world map coz of its varied culture but I believe it has been our major weakness as well. Simply consider India without so many religions, castes or languages; with the amount of existing resources I am sure we would be a great hit! But we won't have anything to brag about are glorious past, right?

P.S: You are allowed to differ! :)


  1. The agony aunt is back, will read and comment later! :p

  2. Yeah! Diversity is our greatest strength and as well as our weakness.

  3. @ sourav : agony aunt! :O where did that come from?

    @ venky : couldn't have phrased it better :)

  4. diversity in cultures and traditions is wat india is and u cant change that.
    it defines the very meaning of india.
    so its upon us how we make use of it.
    talking abt the mumbai thing ya i totally agree
    i hate those ppl who earn here and do donation in their native places..
    and abt the politics..i feel u shud get into and it and expeirence the core of it.only then u wud have the solution in ur hands and actually understand wat the problem is.
    stayin out of it and calin parties a gutter aint gona help

  5. oh i totally forgot to mention
    *great post* u have improved a lot from where u started

  6. @ varsha : But isn't it a major block in India's progress as well? I never called out names to any party, just saying that it doesn't really make a difference, even if i were there! I totally respect people differing to my views! so no arguments and thanks :D

  7. I go with you...wat i feel is party and politician are to divide the people instead bringing together..

  8. heyy buddy..nice to c ya back after a long time..thought u forgotten us...hehe..changla lagla parad milun..omg..this is murder of marathi...but u know how much i luv amchi mumbai...ani kai vishesh? tc and stay connected..

  9. yes what you say is so true .. we can never become one .. imagine how it would be if we WERE ONE...
    I love mumbai had some lovely moments in that city.. got a few beautiful friends living there now ...


  10. @ niraj : very true! :)

    @ ramesh : haha! its fun listening to marathi from the people of other languages! :D

    @ bikramjit : it would be awesome :)

  11. Maybe that’s one of the problems some of us facing when replanted in an entirely new and different culture…the reason behind their settling there maybe money factor ...
    It is like, they cant swallow because it’s bitter, cant spit coz it’s sweet too!

  12. hi, i have come across so many blog posts dealing with the same issue tht u pointed out..mumbai for mumbaikars is a difficult slogan to be accepted by non-mumbaikars, i guess..

  13. @ deeps : loved your last statement!

    @ tomz : totally!

  14. I simply hate it when people hate north indians, if they have such problems with them( me) than please partition the country again. Isn't it bullshit, I'm speaking, I know I sound little freak out, yet unity in diversity was once our biggest asset. But than people like Thackeray's are destroying the basic fabric of it and only for mere petty politics sake. OOO, we hate when Indians are traumatized in other countries like Australia 'coz of racial discrimination, but than what about our country?

  15. @ rachit : you have got me all wrong! i never expressed hatred for people of other states, its just that when they migrate to other state and complain of how bad everything is. Also when you migrate, you should be putting efforts to learn and understand the culture there instead of simply making big bucks!