Monday, November 16, 2009

Bal Thackeray takes on Sachin Tendulkar!

Bal Thackeray slams Sachin (Read full story here...)

The Thackeray clan are surely etching a name for themselves in the world of politics...all for the wrong reasons of course; having mastered the art of playing to the media & misguiding the local masses(Marathi Manoos) by their ill-logical and senseless fiery speeches/statements.

Here is the original champion(pun intended) of Marathi Manoos - Bal Thackeray, a self-crowned leader (and later accepted by the local Marathi populous...don't know how they were hoodwinked to accept it...but that's another topic all together). The Sena Supremo couldn't take(read digest) a decent comment from an real champion(no pun intended)...or should I say an Indian hero - cricketer Sachin Tendulkar!

Reiterating a well known fact to my readers here, the entire nation knows how good of a person Sachin has(and continues to be)been in real life(both on & off the field). Top that with the very basis of Sachin being an Marathi, who is very well aware of the fact that these politicians(the kinds that Sena & MNS is made of) are in business only to wreck havoc to the very fabric of communal harmony. These champions are known to and interested in stooping low to any level for the sake of vote-bank politics.

Sr. Thackeray(now there are more than one Thackeray in the fray vying for attention in the circus called politics) could only shut up the sensibilities as mentioned by sane people like Tendulkar. These sound bytes(by Sachin) might have been like splinter to the Sena's vision for Marathi Manoos!

For these champions have contributed substantially by:
1) Organizing Bandhs and vandalizing movie theaters (since a movie referred Mumbai as Bombay).
2) Threatening local business owners for not displaying their business names in local language.
3) Bashing up non-Marathi interviewees/examinees appearing for the Railway recruitment program.
4) Destroying gift article shops on events like Valentine's Day & Mother's Day.
5) Issuing notices to housing associations asking reservation for Marathi people.

These are just a few but very important & burning issues which might have had a big ramification on the lives of the Marathi populous!

Puleeezz give me a break! Don't undermine, erode & destroy the Marathi self-confidence by begging for reservations in housing associations, we(Marathas) certainly deserve more & better treatment from a fellow Maratha(if you think you are one - Mr. Thackeray)!

We pride ourselves for being natives of Maharashtra. We take pride in(to name a few), the land of the likes of Shivaji - who epitomizes valor, Maratha Regiment - decorated numerous time for their valor and for Mumbai - India's financial capital where millions of fellow Indians live in harmony irrespective of their state, language or origins.
Never in our history has an Maratha known to have begged/threaten fellow Indian to etch an name for themselves! We were revered to be a class of our own, but these so-called champions of Marathi Manoos have stooped low to levels unknown & unheard of and dragged the great Maratha fame along with it.

Pained with the current state of affairs, I appeal to all my fellow Marathi friends & readers to be wary and see through this dirty, evil design(of these selfish politicians), voice their concern and be vocal of their discontent to safe-guard our Marathi pride.

Let the TRUE Marathi Manoos speak!



  1. Let us remove these Thackeray morons from the picture and have a look at the situation from a different perspective.

    You must have noticed that a lot of industries do not prosper in states like Bihar, WB, UP, to name a few, hence creating a job void. Further, these states lack quality infrastructure. This unfortunate situation is because political leaders (I do not want to be specific) do not want these states to prosper for some nefarious reasons of their own. We already saw the West Bengal government throw TATA out of their state for no rational reason. We can safely say that the political system of these states is responsible for their under-developed status.

    The common man from these states has no alternative but to migrate to better places which can offer decent jobs. Mumbai being the financial capital of India is on the top of the list. It pains me when such people are unnecessarily beaten up by fanatic people (read Sena) on the streets for no fault of their own.

    But is it really for no fault of their own? When we say that the political system existing in these rogue states is the real culprit, who brings the political system into power? We say that the government is of the people, for the people and by the people, Isn't the common man at fault for choosing a rogue government who is screwing things up?

    Why blame erratic groups like the Sena for creating havoc when the common man is himself responsible for the mayhem?

    The truth is that we have somehow alienated ourselves from the entire situation. We are under some impression that all these happenings are taking place in some LuLuLand and we are not affected by it. The sooner we wake up from our slumber and take responsibility, the better it will be for us. Otherwise, it won't be long before more states follow the existing rogue states.

    Jai Hind.

  2. Sanket, I somewhat agree with your view-point.

    For one, Sena was chosen by the people - true. Having said that, it is another way of saying Sena supporters have embraced Sena's stance/agenda(on the non-Marathi issue). Isn't the actions of parties like Sena dragging a prosperous city like Mumbai to the dark ages! Mumbai is(and will continue to be) prosperous due to the amalgamated efforts from both migrant & local people. Least Sena(and its local supporters) forget this basic fact, it wouldn't have been any better city(in comparison to those in Bihar & UP - to name a few) either!

    Hope we(the Marathi Manoos) learn this lesson soon before its too late!