Saturday, October 25, 2008

My thoughts on the Mail

My do paisa on this:

Though I am no Sherlock Holmes I am guessing,this mail has definitely been composed by a Maharashtrian and in in all likelihood I would have agreed with this wholeheartedly if I was a domicile of the state of Maharashtra and a person who has been momentarily blinded and possessed by "Sons of the Soil" sentiment.

First of all the mail begins with a reference to the suicide of farmers in Maharashtra, which is also a common phenomenon in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.These farmers are cotton farmers and the reason for their suicides are government apathy, the absence of a safety net for farmers, and lack of access to information related to agriculture. The detailed report has been submitted by TISS, Mumbai, my Alma mater, as requested by Bombay High Court.

I am not investigating all the legal angles in this mail and am assuming they are true. What is interesting is that though this mail says that it is not justifying the violence, it also says and I quote, "But has there been any choice Left today ???" LOL. Sick.

I wonder if the composer of this mail ever heard of something called PIL (Public Interest Litigation?) If the law and the clauses therein are so discriminatory to one particular "Zone" why not fight it out legally, rather than beat up poor students form a poverty stricken and politically defunct state. Or is Maharshtra not a part of this country? As far as the question of bearing the burden of BIMARU states like Bihar, MP, UP, Orissa goes...what should one do? cut them off and not deal with them at all. Let the people get poorer there? Suicides in Maharshtra are terrible and death related to abject poverty in Bihar, Orissa, MP, not the problem of a person holding a Maharashtra Domicile Certificate. Or has that person owning the prized domicile forgotten that he is first an Indian and then a Maharashtrian?
(BTW Bihar/Magadh was the richest, most educationally advanced state some centuries back. Now the tables have turned and, one never knows when and how soon it will reclaim its lost glory).

College admissons and employment should happen based on merit and domicile certificate is what the mail suggests. How stupid is that? Coming from a state whose fortunes are based almost entirely on one city Mumbai and Mumbai's success based almost completely on Gujratis, The Ambanis, and Parsis, The Tatas ,who originally hail from Jamshedpur, which is in erstwhile Bihar and now a part of Jharkhand, the solution is hilarious. Or probably the author of this mail has never visited "outsider" unfriendly states like Bengal, which have hardly any big industries. Or the state of Jammu and Kashmir which is governed by the draconian Article 370 which prevents non state subject from owning land in J&K amongst other things. Well J&K is like one big ghost town , banking heavily on tourism alone. There are no businesses, industries and the young have left their hometowns to earn a livelihood.By stopping non state subjects to be a part of the infrastructure the worst affected are the state subjects themselves. Most of the Jammuites including me pray for a day when Article 370 will be removed, non state subjects be allowed in our state, new businesses, and employment generation will definitely follow.

If all the major industries and big businesses of Mumbai were sent back to their owners', state of origin , Maharashtra would be bankrupt today.Bollywood, which is such a big industry was started by the Kapoors, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Anands,Kamal Amrohi of the yesteryears and more recently dependent on Chopras, Barjatyas, Ghais, RG Vermas, Roshans, Bachhans.

I wonder what happens to the Central and private/deemed institutions and research centers which are amongst the cream of the nation like, TISS, IIT, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, TIFR(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research).

The composer of the mail never heard of give and you will get more. My advise to you Mr. Writer...look at the bigger picture and beyond your regional loyalties. There is very little difference between you and the Ugandan dictator Idi Amin who drove away the non Ugandans from his country. At least think of all the successful and happy Maharashtrians outside their home state ..so many of them doing so well in the US and elsewhere. Are they not cheating locals of their jobs?

The last line of the mail actually makes me sick to the stomach and I quote again " Let them also be aware of the Situation that may happen to their Jobs as well". What is he trying to warn us of? There are not many jobs in Bihar, Orissa, MP etc.......lets see you fight for development, job creation, poverty eradication, in these states, which are very much a part of our country too.

"Sons of the Soil" merits an equally impassioned mail about and solely about the failed agrarian sector in Maharshtra which is pure in its Maharshtrian essence/fabric and has not been diluted or rather adulterated by the Marwaris, Gujratis, Parsis and the "Bhaiyyas". It would have actually done a lot good to the state and the Marathi Manoos.

Fight the unfairness in a law, do not challenge the nation state and threaten its unity.

7 comments:

Jaidev Jamwal said...

Very well written post. MNS is behaving just like KAshmiri militants. They can't live in peace with anybody else. If you stop flow o people you stop economic and social progress too. But this fact is lost to such idiots

gopal said...

hi chrysalis
got to your blog by a link posted in an anti-raj post on orkut.

Liked this post. Hope the one who wrote this mail reads it too.
May be, I liked the post because I love this city and hate this man for what he is doing to it.

Are we not happy enough with so many saperatist movements already burning this country( be it kashmir,bodoland or khalistaan), that we want more !!!

This happened once in mahabharat, that "putra moh" led to a big war and is happening again(uddhav Vs raj)

Ours is a sentimental country where ram mandir is more important than micro-finance. Till this is the case, we will keep fighiting and voting for these people...

rupa said...

The writer of this mails is talking about domicile certificate to get an admission. Hope he has gone through the process of getting one.

rashmi said...

jabardasta....padake ekdum josh aaya hai...too good manu...

Ritu said...

Reply to that someone who wrote the mail to you Chrysalis:
Dear Marathi Manoos,
"Jai Maharashtra" !
Yes We all should support Mr. Raj Thackeray and take his initiative ahead by doing more...
Here's how--
1. We should teach our kids that if he is 2nd in class, don't study harder... Just beat up the student coming first and throw him out of the school.
2. Parliament should have only Delhiites as it is located in Delhi. Prime-minister, President and all other leaders should only be from Delhi.
3. No Hindi movie should be made in Bombay. Only Marathi.
4. At every state border, buses, trains, flights should be stopped and staff changed to local men.
5. All Maharashtrians working abroad or in other states should be sent back as they are SNATCHING employment from Locals.
6. Lord Shiv, Ganesha and Parvati should not be worshiped in our state as they belong to north.
7. Visits to Taj Mahal should be restricted to people from UP only. 8. Relief for farmers in Maharashtra should not come from centre because that is the money collected as Tax from whole of India, so why should it be given to someone in Maharashtra?
9. Let's throw all MNCs out of Maharashtra, why should they earn from us? We will open our own Maharashtra Microsoft, MH Pepsi and MH Marutis of the world.
10.Let's start using cell phones with ONLY Marathi texts, Marathi emails, Marathi TV, Say No to foreign Movies and dramas co'z we have more intresting real -life dramas here...LOL
11. We should be ready to die hungry or buy food at 10 times higher price but should not accept imports from other states.
12. We should not allow any industry to be setup in Maharashtra because all machinery comes from outside.
13. We should STOP using local trains... Trains are not manufactured by Marathi manoos and Railway Minister is a Bihari.
14. Ensure that all our children are born, grow, live and die without ever stepping out of Maharashtra, and then they will become true Marathi's.
So please everybody help in this cause let others be aware that INDIA is not a Nation which is united anymore co'z there's a new Nationality here Marathi Manoos...

Ritu said...

Well done !

Chrysalis said...

Jaidev

Thanks, Always appreciate UR comments.

Gopal
Thanks for reading. I agree as a country we cannot afford anymore seperatist movements.

Rupa,
Thanks for religiously reading all that I write, good, bad and all the in betweens.

Rashmi,

Thanks. You always encourage me.

Ritu,
LOL. Nicely written. U could start ur own blog if u have not already done that.