Saturday, January 14, 2006

महाराष्ट्राला वाचवा?

काही महीने आधी एका मित्राने मला एक भलताच सटकलेला blog दाखविला. महाराष्ट्राला वाचवा असा नारा घेऊन सुरू केलेला हा blog जरा जास्तीच जहाळ विचार व्यक्त करीत होता. मद्रासी, भैय्या, मारवाडी, गुजराती..... अक्शरश: प्रत्येक समुदायाबद्दल ह्या blog वर गरळ ओकलेली आढळते. द्वेष, राग आणि शिवीगाळ करून जर महाराष्ट्र वाचणार असेल तर हा ब्लोग नक्कीच सफ़ल होईल. मी त्या blog कडे नन्तर फ़ारसे लक्श्य दिले नाही आणि Vantage Point वर उल्लेख देखील केला नाही. त्या ब्लोग वरचे विचार एखाद्या शिवसैनिकाला सुद्धा लाजवितील असे मी काही लोकान्ना सांगितले.

Desipunditकर्वी एक असा blog पाहिला ज्याने त्या blog वरच्या विचारांना अगदी बरोबर उत्तर दिले आहे. योगायोग असा की हा blog चक्क एका शिवसैनिकाचा आहे. त्याने आपले विचार खूप समजुतदारपणे मांडलेले आहेत. जरूर वाचा आणि त्या blog वर किन्वा Desipunditवर चर्चेत सहभागी व्हा.


Blogger AmitKen said...

Wow! Marathi blog wachoon khoop anand jhala, majhya sarkhya 'marathi bhayya' la marathi vachnya che yog yetach nahi.

12:21 AM  
Blogger Paresh Y Murudkar said...

This is a nice initiative. Although the 'spelling mistakes' due to marathi font softwares are annoying.
I would have liked to post my Marathi comment. But I don't like to read Marathi any any 'Lipi' other than Devnagari

2:53 AM  
Blogger Chaitanya said...

laiee bhari! patience ahe tula... typing devnagari on english keyboard!!! regardless, bungat blog.

4:24 PM  
Blogger Akira said...

गौरव, 'BIRD FLU'च्या भीतीने भुर्जी बंद आहे का? ;)
btw "More Cartoonists..." was good!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Akshat Kumar said...

I would like to ask the creator of that blog just one simple question - is it necessary for a person to speak marathi to be a maharashtrian at heart?I was born and brought up in Bombay(and no, I will not call it Mumbai)and I feel extremely attached to this land.I feel sad in the same way that any native marathi would feel when I read about farmers committing suicide, the grim financial situation in the state or the starvation deaths.It is refreshing sir, to know that Marathis like you are still around, who have a mind of their own and who do not support this rabid brand of regionalism.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Deepak Alse said...


Reading your blog is a great way to remain connected to Mumbai and Maharastra..

I may qualify as a Maharashtrian(born,brought up and educated in Maharashtra) but have South Indian parents and a maharashtrian partner sharing my life! Your blog spurred me to write more in response to the 'Save Maharashtra' blog at

6:36 AM  
Blogger K?K! said...

i am impressed..
wht r u...
where r u from...

10:36 AM  
Blogger criclogic said...

nice work..
BTW comment abt you blog on JEE..
I dont agree with your opinion. I have been on both sides. Gone through JEE, and now gone through the application process for MS and MBA and have done fairly well on each occassion.
IITians good at others skills being an outlier - I don't think so. If you look at the percentage of IITians among Indian management students at the good business schools.. Its disporportinately large.
If you take my class of 46, I would say that at least 40 of us are doing fiarly well in our careers which span from management jobs to being rpofessors at good schools. The single criteria was JEE.

I think it will be good to have more interviews, but in India, there will always be scepticism around subjective criteria. Heck, GW went to HBS, and when I look around in B school here, there are far more false positives than there were in IIT.
this is my personal experience. A single data point.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Rishi Gajria said...

This rocks. 7 years away from Bombay, I miss Marathi.
You are my new mitra.

4:00 PM  
Blogger Shailesh S. Khandekar said...


आपल्या नवीन लेखाच्या प्रतिक्षेत आहे.

6:53 AM  
Blogger IP said...

Well MAHARASTRA, a great state, what has it give India ? Shivaji, a great hero - no one doubts it, but he was fighting for HIS independence or Hindus ?
He coined the popular quotation,

"Maratha tituka milavava
Maharashtra Dharma vadhavava"

translates as, "Bring as many people into Maratha domain as possible and grow the Maharashtra Nation". MNS and Shiv sena are you listening?

Who were these Marathas? The origin of the Marathi-speaking community of Maharashtra cannot be identified with certainty. Whether the term itself is derived from Maharashtra or whether the land assumes the name from its dwellers is difficult to say.
The core dfination of a maharastrian is a person who loves to drink naarangi and smoke beedis. Work ? It is sone by the outsiders !! So if there are no outsiders then what ?

Anyways apart from a handful, rest is zilch. What rest is there has created a pain in the butt.. Ambedkar - should have been shot ..who killed the father of the nation ?

Actually Mumbai and hence Maharastra has come up due to the outsiders such as Parsis and the Gujjus, who have invested everthing there during the British Raj and have made Mumbai what it is.. Take them away and what are u left with ?? Think

Bala Saheb and MNS.. u are spoiling the name of Maharastra by your petty politics !!
JAI HIND ! ! !JAI MAHARASTRA ! ! ! Kick out these choors !!

7:20 AM  
Blogger reshma said...

I agree with most of the views of Gaurav and I strongly believe that people from all over India and the world should come to Mumbai.It would be such an enriching experience for a person to interact with a variety of 'humans'. I feel its time we understood that those days are gone when people lived all there lives in a region and loved it as if its there country. Also a little bashing about marathi manoos should be taken with a pinch of salt by marathis. And ya btw i am a 'puneri moolgi' who very well respects 'maharashtra chi asmita'.

6:33 AM  

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