Marathi Manoos

The wounds of 26/11 have not healed completely and yet another tragedy hits the Mumbaikars. And this time, its their own political party, the one which claims to provide a better society for ‘Marathi Manoos’. Yes, a clean, socialized, independent, better society called as “The Good-for-nothing Marathi Society”, where all the narcissistic and proud-to-be-gay Marathi people live in harmony.

Anyone who tries to spread terror is a terrorist in my opinion. Then be it Kasab or MNS/Shiv Sena activists. The only difference is that people like Kasab live behind the bars after commiting the crime whereas the political figures don’t even go there even after committing many such crimes.

The attack on the IBN Lokmat office the other day is not just a warning but also an implication that these people have plans of  propagating terrorism. And why? Because they think they are sacrificing their blood for the welfare of Marathi Manoos. Welfare of Marathi Manoos. Hah! How are they willing to achieve this welfare? Is it by calling the place ‘Mumbai’ instead of ‘Bombay’? Or is it by slamming the God of Cricket who himself is a Marathi Manoos? I say, this is the biggest bull-shit they are offering to be in politics. The worst part is that the Marathi junta still buys this crap.

If they really want to do something for the betterment of the society why don’t they help the people living in slums.  According to 2009 statistics Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is the 7th dirtiest metropolitan city of the world. Do these activists even know this fact?! I believe that the filth is growing not because of the dirt and pollution, rather it is because of the people who are not willing to see the city clean. Well, I why would I care?!

What hurt me most or rather I should say what made me write the post is the reason that they beat women. Of all things, this is the biggest crime I suppose. I hate those who don’t respect women. When I came to know that they slapped the receptionist and the other staff, I felt very angry. There is a limit for everything. Protesting is something, but beating up staff is just not acceptable. And what was their crime? They simply put forward their opinion. What they didn’t realize is that in Mumbai it’s a crime. As they say, “A pen is mightier than a sword”, but the sword, even if rusted, is more powerful. And in India, power speaks.

I’m highly disappointed by the acts of these people and I feel ashamed to call myself  a Marathi guy. I had always thought of Maharashtra as a land of leaders like Shivaji maharaj, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopala Krishna Gokhale, veer Savarkar who have made selfless contributions towards the development of the people. The Shiv Sena activists not just threw stones on the glass of the office, but they also shattered the image of Maharashtra in my eyes, into pieces.

When is this going to end?

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Jaago Re

I read a blog today and I thought of writing a post on a similar topic. So please do read this post before continuing.

Have you ever noticed, the maid at your home will have the election card as well as the dhobi and sweepers. But why don’t people like us have the card? That’s because we know whom we should vote to and they don’t. These bloody politicians are in the seat because of the poor people ONLY. They illusion the poor farmers by showing them the false dreams of providing free rice and water supply (at least here in Andhra Pradesh, that’s the scheme). That easily fetches a million votes to these bloody politicians. And hence we don’t get voter cards so easily. Even my parents didn’t get the voter cards last time. Hence, we are living in a country which is controlled by a bunch of fools for a bunch of illiterate, poor people. And what are we doing here? We are just trying to adjust with our environment.

” Is this the freedom we need? ”

I feel very sorry for using the words poor and illiterate for my own countrymen. But that is the blind truth. India is a country of poor, illiterate people who were ruled by the British for 200 years and now by their own friends, so called ” THE POLITICIANS “. For example, just take the case of Barbers in the country. SRK is producing a new movie, Billu Barber. For publicizing the film, he distributed posters to more than 500 barber shops in Mumbai. They happily accepted the posters. What happens next? Some bloody politicians/activists think that using the name “Barber” in the title is very offensive and it should be removed. What the Fuck!( No. Seriously, I mean it) I don’t see anything wrong in using the name of some community of people. If I say that slum people have filed a case against Slumdog Millionaire for calling them DOG, I’d still go with them because it really hurts their pride. This is too much. Isn’t it? But this is how it is in my country. Everyday I see such a news in headlines and what I do? Nothing. But today, at least I’m writing a post.

Status: Frustated.

Book of the week : The Last lecture by Randy Pausch.

Song of the week : ” Rehna Tu ” from Delhi-6 composed by A R Rahman.

what is the difference between democrat and republic in politics

Simple Story type explanation :

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college. She considered herself to be a very liberal Democrat…. but her father was a Republican. One day she was challenging her father on his beliefs and his opposition to taxes and welfare programs. He stopped her and asked her how she was doing in school. She answered that she had a 4.0 GPA (Grade Point Average) but it was really tough. She had to study all the time, never had time to go out and party. She didn’t have time for a boyfriend and didn’t really have many college friends because of spending all her time studying. He asked,

“How is your friend Mary.”

She replied that Mary was barely getting by. She had a 2.0 GPA, never studied, but was very popular on campus, went to all the parties all the time. Why, she often didn’t show up for classes because she was hung over.

Dad then asked his daughter why she didn’t go to the Dean’s office and ask why she couldn’t take 1.0 off her 4.0 and give it to her friend who only had a 2.0. That way they would both have a 3.0 GPA. The daughter angrily fired back,

“That wouldn’t be fair, I worked really hard for mine and Mary has done nothing.”

The father smiled and said, “Welcome to the Republican Party.”