Goonda Raj of Raj Thackeray in Mumbai

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is in the grip of violence & turmoil these days. All because of a novice politician who is hell-bent on proving himself as the greatest savior of Maratha pride second only to the legendary great Shivaji of 17th Century. This politician is Raj Thackeray , the nephew of Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackray, and head of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS). Raj has been giving anti- North Indians statements for quite sometime and is ridiculing the festivals of Northern India (particularly the Chhat festival of Bihar). Just a few days back, he alleged the superstar Amitabh Bachchan of not doing enough for Maharashtra and insulted him for his love for the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Amitabh, who originally belongs to Allahabad (a city of UP) is very close to a North Indian politician Amar Singh of Samajwadi Party in UP. raj_thackery.jpg

Raj Thackeray publically insulted Amar Singh, questioned the integrity of Amitabh and declared that Amar Singh will not be allowed to enter into Mumbai. He warned all North Indians to behave themselves in Mumbai.

Yesterday, wide spread incident of violence between supporters of Raj Thackray and Samajwadi Party (of Amar Singh ) were reported in Mumbai. We saw the grim images of innocent North Indians being brutally beaten by party activist of MNS. Poor taxi drivers were dragged out of their taxis and were brutally beaten by them, the stalls of many daily hawker were thrashed and many poor people were harassed just for their being an outsider in Mumbai.

In my opinion, these activists are not members of a political party. They are goons and criminals. The nation is in rage and strong protests against Raj Thackray have started in the country (especially in North India). In a democratic country like India, everybody has the right to move freely and earn his livelihood wherever he wants. Our constitution guarantees this by means of Fundamental Rights. There are no discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, religion or any regional basis. But Mr. Raj appears to be totally ignorant about our constitution and its contents. He is behaving like a novice and his actions have already made him extremely unpopular among the masses.

Let me tell you about something about North Indian people living in Mumbai. I get this information from a leading newspaper of India.

In it’s population of 1.5 Crore (15 millions), Mumbai has 30% people of North Indian origin. This figure includes the population of Mumbai and it’s surrounding suburbs. If you add the percentage of South Indians and Gujarati/Marwaris living in Mumbai, you will find that almost 82% people living in Mumbai are outsiders and only 18% of the population is the original native of Maharashtra. Among all the Hindi speaking people in Mumbai, 80% belongs to UP & Bihar. The maximum among these are from the districts of Eastern UP like Benaras, Jaunpur, Ajamgarh, Pratapgarh, Allahabad and Basti. Some of the most essential services in Mumbai are being provided by these people. The trades related to Dairy, Milk production, education, Paan (betel leaf), Taxi transport, Flour Mills, Vegetables, Security Guards and junk items are being managed by North Indians in Mumbai. In fact these people have become part and parcel of the life in Mumbai and they are doing their best in making this city the financial hub of India. As such a blatant attack on them is likely to hamper the overall functioning of the city. Further this does not bode well for the rest of the country as well.

Mr. Raj Thackray has been a struggling politician since the time he separated from his parent party Shiv Sena. He is behaving like a flop actor who, despite his fading popularity, tries to be in the lime light by making sensational scene in the public.

Raj is a great admirer of Hitler. He once said on his birthday:

“Hitler had everything. The one thing he did not have was the ambition to conquer the world,” Raj said, adding, “you can draw whatever conclusions you want from my remarks.” (See Source)

Mr Raj ! your are not living in the Nazi Germany of 1939. You are living in India of 21st century. Please don’t try to repeat what Hitler did during those times. It will backfire on you very heavily.

UPDATE : What follow below are the comments of our fellow Indians on this issue. Some people are very angry with Raj, some are his strong supporters whereas some are disappointed with this entire issue. Some people have used extremely abusive language ( censored at appropriate places). Some have even criticized me and have questioned my knowledge of this subject. Feel free to make a comment here if you wish. No matter which side of fence you are, please don’t use abusive language in your comments.

Further Update : This article was written on Feb 4, 2008. It’s been more than a year and I suppose it has served its purpose of highlighting the issue of Marathi/non-Marathi from the perspective of both sides. Though I am still getting comments from people, I suppose it will be unnecessary to drag the debate any further. Therefore, I have decide to close the comments option for this post.

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382 Responses to Goonda Raj of Raj Thackeray in Mumbai

  1. Michelle Feb 4, 2008 at 8:05 pm #

    y to blame sm one else for unemployment / they have the same hands and legs same color/ and i think lesser education then us / then y / My father born and brought up in mumbai always told me that ONLY 2 KINDA PPL SURVIVE AND GET A POSITION IN MUMBAI 1)THEIR FATHERS AND FOREFATHERS STINKINGLY RICH OR 2) THEY TRULY DESERVE IT / EITHER ONE OR THEY R GONNA GO BACK
    this is wat i was taught and i truly believe / so please dont blame the north indians to cause unemployment for MAHARASHTRAINS

  2. hindi movies online Feb 5, 2008 at 2:15 am #

    it is all politics

    what this guy raj thackrey has done for mumbai??
    indian constitution gives equal right to every citizen of any state in india to move freely
    he is violating indian constitution ,if ppl in USA would start acting in same way he does
    consider the situation of indians out there

    he has dug his own pit by questioning Amitabh bachchan s commitment towards maharashtra

  3. bohogirl Feb 5, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    He has not yet taken off as he thought he might have…so therefore,

    By the way, he seems so bad that he almost makes the other Senas (Shiv, Ranvir etc…. not Vayu, Nau..they are good) look good. Scary Times of India.

  4. G Walton Feb 5, 2008 at 10:45 am #

    He is blady Shit of Mumbai,

  5. Eklavya Feb 5, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks a lot to all of you for expressing your opinions about this nasty incident. It seems that almost everybody is angry with this behaviour of Raj Thackeray.

  6. Sandeep Feb 6, 2008 at 12:12 am #

    Bas***d people like Raj Thackery shuld be simply pi**ed off by all indian ….they should knw….is is not the god for all marathi…marathi can take care of themselves….instead of doing any fruitful things for marathi……a** hole Raj is unnecessery commentng …..F**k u Raj Thackery…shame…

  7. Marathi Man Feb 7, 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    It is really sad to see fools who know nothing write about things like they have done doctoral thesis on the subject. Remember, these are the same peple who critisized Modi like hell and are now saying Modi is a born leader. They generally fail in their predictions as well as analysis. When Modi killed hundreds in the name of religion, no one arrested him, but these people want to arrest Raj eventhough not a single drop of blood has been shed. Actually, whenever Maharashtrian society has been in danger, a superhero has rised everytime, first Shalivahan the great, then the Yadava of Deogiri, then Shivaji himself and now the time has come for another hero to rise. Whether Raj Thackeray is that hero or it will be someone else, that’s the question……

  8. Eklavya Feb 7, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    So at last we got a comment from somebody who favours Raj Thackeray.

    “whenever Maharashtrian society has been in danger, a superhero has rised everytime…”

    Meharashtrian society is in danger ! Really ? Marathi Man Can you please tell us why?

  9. Marathi Man Feb 8, 2008 at 2:42 am #

    Thanks for reacting to my comment Eklavya. I had thought you are also like those self-proclaimed guardians of free expression, who refused to publish my perfectly democratic comment, free of any cuss-words or rhetoric. You know who I am speaking about, NDTV.com, and such others, of course. Coming to the issue at hand, whatever Raj has said has been in the minds of Maharashtrians since quite a few years. It is this simmering discontent that has spilled onto the streets. It’s not just Maharashtrian society but the whole Maharashtrian culture which is in danger of North Indian influence. And this is no good news for a society, which predates the Hindi society, for a nation which has existed for more than 2000 years. Come to Mumbai and what do you see? Where is Marathi culture ? Nowhere. Chatwallas, Bhajiwallas and Taiwalas have made this mini-UP. And we cannot let this happen. Would the Bangalis give away Kolkata? Even though, a few Marwadis have established business there, Bengalis look down upon them and this has been well-documented in many movies and books written by Bengalis themselves. So, why cant we, the Mahrashtrians, descendants of the great Maratha empire which once ruled from Attock till Tanjore, not try to save our culture ?

  10. Eklavya Feb 8, 2008 at 6:21 am #

    Dear Marathi man, feel free to post your views on this issue. I am not going to censor them as I myself want to know the view from the other’s side.

    Regarding your concern about the fading identity of Marathi people owing to growing influence of North Indians in Mumbai, I fully agree that people of Maharashtra have every right to preserve their rich cultural identity and take necessary steps for it. However, beating innocent people on street, insulting eminent personalities and questioning their contribution for the state and involving in petty acts of threatening are not going to preserve/enrich Marathi culture. In fact these incidents have painted a very wrong pictures of Marathi people in the eyes of other countrymen.

    I hope those involved in violence will find some more creative and effective way to channel their concerns about this identity crisis in Maaharashtra.

  11. KKUMAR Feb 9, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    I am inspired to write as reply to sandeep
    (a** hole)’s comments on Raj Thackerey on 06 Feb on this blog. This b**sterd person has written whatever his dirty mind has thought. Raj Thackerey is perfect on his stand. He dares to speak truth. Many coward so called intelligent people reacts from their A C rooms.
    North Indians are not bad, but the situation created in North Indian states by their criminal blood sucking leaders has eaten away all funds kept for development for poor low profile people. Due to this there is no food, no jobs, that is why migration from these states is towrds Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat & other so called good states !!. Whether it is Paswan or Mayawati or Lalu ( jo*ker), they have exploited the public fund in millions. the majority of people are unskilled so impressed by joker stunts & votes to either jokers or gundas. These leaders have not done anything for these poor people, so migration starts !!!.
    Raj Thackery is true & honest in his opinion. These sandeep Baaaaaste****d has written what his father has taught to him. Better he fu****k himself. This type of untrustable & foolish people write without any base knowledge. Do not use vulgur language otherwise I will reply in same language !!!!.Jai Hind

  12. joe blog Feb 9, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    Arrest Raj Thackeray! Now!!!

    http://marathis.blogspot.com/

  13. sanjay Feb 11, 2008 at 4:13 am #

    I do appreciate Raj’s concern (if at all they are honest), but strongly condemn the way adopted by him. We all know that the city is getting saturated in all the respects, but driving the people out is not the solution. Besides that i would like to ask what Indian Govt is doing about all this????
    Why Indian Govt should’nt be blamed for not formulating the legislation so that the population is not concentrated in one particular city. Why can’t the reasons which compells a person to migrate to other state are taken care of??????

  14. Marathi Man Feb 12, 2008 at 2:35 am #

    Indeed, congratulatins to Eklavya and others as an entry from this blog has been published in this Sunday’s Mumbai Mirror.

    Coming back to the topic at hand, it has become fashionable in the media and other areas to bash Maharashtrians as chauvinists, but people never consider the reasn for Marathi nationalism turning violent. If you check the current social scenario of Mumbai, you would understand. A leading daily carried a front page story of prominent Muslims not getting flats in societies just because they were Muslims. But the dialy completely ignored the fact that even Maharashtrians are going through this ordeal. Societies where vegetarian Jains and Gujaratis are based have closed their doors on Maharashtrians. But cash-rich Punjabis are allowed even though they too are non-vegetarians. And these are the same people who make a hue and cry about Raj’s speeches and call themselves the champions of National Integration. The height of this National Integration came when a Gujju corporator from Matunga, Mumbai proposed a Vegetarian Zone which virtually disallowed any member of the native ethnic community to move into that place. Is this alright with the so-called intellectuals and the liberals ? We, Maharashtrians have been very much accomodating and inclusive and this is what we get ? Then, it is but natural for people like Raj to do what they are doing.

  15. Mard Maratha Feb 13, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    I have read all comments on this site. What i have found that those who have opposed Raj have used a very bad language to communicate. Anyway since these people are from a place i.e. U.P., Bihar which are ugly, poor in culture and has goondaraj and have netas like lallu, paswan, amarsingh, mulayamsingh, mayavati, rabdi we cant expect a good language from them.

    If you all see the history you will find that a Maharashtrian has always helped other people and other state in their problems. maharashtrian was always against violence. Maharashtrian has to start violence because he was neglected by south indians and north indians on all levels whether it is job or business. Many people say that Marathi person dosen’t work hard and have no knowledge. But is is not true.

    In early 70’s only south indians were rulling on the seats of all public and private company’s management and executive level. These people were giving jobs only to people from their state neglecting local maharashtrian candidate who have equal or more calibre. So Bal Thackrey started campaign against south indians. The mentality of any south indian manager is not still changed.

    After 1980 north indians from UP Bihar started shifting to mumbai. Every year the number were increasing. Since the people from these states are not well qualified they started all type of low profile work which local people don’t like to do because of good education level and mental block against business.

    The people from UP, Bihar started building slums illegally and inviting their relatives to settle down in mumbai. Ignorance by all local municipal officers, political leaders of all parties, corporators, M.L.A’s, M.P.’s towards these increasing slums is responsible for todays situation. A person from UP Bihar works at low rate does business at low margin and a maharashtrian works at higher rate and sells products at higher margin. But every one has to understand that a u.p., bihari lives illegally, dosent pays any taxes whereas a maharashtrian lives legally and pays all taxes like income tax, house tax, education cess, service tax, vat etc. U P, bihari’s earn more money than marathi persons but spends money in fu***ing at kamathipura, juhu, bhiwandi, ladies bar, eating paan, gutkha, bidi etc. So they are not bichchara or poor.

    All north indians have made mumbai like a dustbin. Now supreme court should order that all slums after 1990 should be removed irrespective of religion, caste, language. We all maharashtrians will take care of marathi slumwala’s and all others should be returned to either their state or purchase property in mumbai or live in abu asim azmi’s, sanjay nirupam’s, kripashankar’s, gurudas kamat’s, amitabh bachchan’s home no problem.

    In today’s kaliyug marathi persons quality points i.e. helping to others, loyalty, honesty has become hurdles in his self development.

    Raj has raised the issue. Now the impact will be big. If govt. sends marathis to jail I would like to request all unemployed marathi’s to go to jail so that at least they will get food and place to sleep there.

    jai Hind !! Jai Maharashtra !!

  16. KaraN Feb 13, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Why Blame Raj ?

    He has said Nothing New. But this time, for the very first time, he
    has been…ALLOWED TO DO…what he normally ONLY SAYS…

    Why?

    Mrs.Gandhi has been shown that Narayan Rane is not needed to bring the Pro Sena Maharastrian Vote Bank to her. Raj’s MNS is an outside supporter of Congress in all the Municipalities where MNS has some seats. In this last one week, Raj has been allowed to further eat into Sena’s Vote share, and tacitly bring that share to support Congress from outside in coming Months through MNS. Divide and Rule always works friends.

    It is a masterstroke. Rane marginalised, Uddhav marginalised, BJP
    Marginalised… all in a single stroke of ALLOWING Raj TO DO, what he
    has ALWAYS ONLY been able to SAY.

    And let the Blame too be taken by the Police for the Inaction.

    Kya Strategy hai. Chanakyashastra rewritten…

  17. Dheeraj Feb 14, 2008 at 1:44 am #

    If Maharastra wants to throw all North Indians out, then the same needs to be done to all Maharastrians in North India (MP, UP, RAJASTHAN, BIHAR, DELHI etc.)

    It is a shame that Raj Thackerey who is a a man trying to make a living in Politics….is allowed to rake up a issue like this and is not arrested…The media is equally to blame for fanning his remarks.

    In a country whose President and Home Minister both are Maharastrians..what is this all happening ?

    Raj Thack

  18. Mard Maratha Feb 14, 2008 at 2:35 am #

    Mr. Dheeraj has not paid attention properly what raj has told. Raj is not against any outsider. He is opposing up, bihari’s bcause their netas from their state are trying to rule mumbai. Mumbai is for all not only for marathi. But live here peacefuly and legally. Supreme court should order to remove all slums before 1990. This will be the perfect solution for peace in mumbai.

    For answer on the quetion “where this illegal slumdwellers will go” read my earlier comment”

  19. Mard Maratha Feb 14, 2008 at 2:39 am #

    people who are living outside maharashtra are not inviting marathi netas in their programs and makes a shaktipradarshan like amarsingh and laluprasad.

  20. Sad Indian Feb 14, 2008 at 4:27 am #

    I am so ashamed at all this bad blood, bad language and pure hatred spreading in chatrooms, on TV and blogs – practically everyone is talking about what Raj Thackerey said or not said. No one has talked outside the symptom, no one has talked about the root cause!!!

    This shows that people are reacting without even completely thinking of the problem or listening to other’s views. This is the main fault that is dividing India. India has been a mix of cultures, opinions, lifestyles solely because people used to respect each other – not only within the community but outside of it as well. I have lived in an apt with a Hindu Brahmin, a Sikh, a Muslim and a Christian for 2.5 year – being best of friends and participating in each other’s joys and sorrows. We still are good friends. This comes from understanding the boundaries of another person.

    Since the constitution allows us to travel withing India ‘freely’, live anywhere, work anywhere – we have to be cognizant that we are migrating into a different cultural boundaries whenever we move. It is our responsibility to respect those around us. We should celebrate our festivals, but politicians make it a show of their strength more than anything else. I hate the fact that huge processions are taken out, inconveniencing the common man, bringing out traffic jams and what not. Mumbai sees this for most part of the second half of a year. This is outrageous. Won’t someone who has lived in Mumbai for years see the difference and react?

    Second and the most biggest issue – why are so many poor from Bihar and UP coming down to Delhi/Mumbai is such numbers? Why do you see slums as far as your eyes can see in Mumbai? These are just the symptoms. When the government in Bihar and UP cannot provide for their very own people – what choice do they have? The people have been failed by the very same ‘Amar Singhs’ who have filled their coffers with crores of rupees – while the common man struggles to feed his family. Villages upon Villages have no means to self sustain – no industries (the same states have amongst the lowest literacy and industry growth rates). Same is the case in agricultural belt of Maharashtra. These people send one person to Mumbai, who earns some money – which is like a goldmine for people back home – and then you see entire villages moving to the cities in search of a better life.

    Do they get a better life here? Yes and No. Yes, because they have access to basics, much easier than in their villages. No, because you have to walk through the slums to see their condition. I have walked through and it brings tears to my eyes seeing what they have to go through every day.

    Mumbai has been invaded by millions of slum dwellers – life for everyone has changed. But beware, bigger issues are lying dormant beneath and no one is talking about them. Least of all our ‘holy’ politicians – who try to show that they understand our real issues – while it is they who are laughing away to riches – at our expense.

    WAKE UP INDIA. You are being screwed, ur families raped, and you are standing outside your door throwing garbage at your neighbours. Ask the tough questions, be united and hold these office bearers accountable.

  21. Eklavya Feb 14, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    Dear Sad Indian,

    Thanks a lot for your comments. You have reminded us that first of all we all are Indians and we have this responsibility to keep this country united at all costs. You are sad and I am with you in this sorrow for it’s a sorrow of all Indians who love India.

  22. Mard Maratha Feb 14, 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    All north indians have made mumbai like a dustbin. Now supreme court should order that all slums after 1990 should be removed irrespective of religion, caste, language. We all maharashtrians will take care of marathi slumwala’s and all others should be returned to either their state or purchase property in mumbai or live in abu asim azmi’s, sanjay nirupam’s, kripashankar’s, gurudas kamat’s, amitabh bachchan’s home no problem.

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  24. travel to mumbai Feb 23, 2008 at 8:31 am #

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  25. Shahaji Kulkarni Feb 24, 2008 at 7:41 am #

    I must say that everyone is against Raj Thackeray, and that’s why I have started this blog to make the Marathi manoos rise and defend his citadel – Mumbai.

    http://risemaharashtra.blogspot.com/

  26. Meenakshi Feb 28, 2008 at 6:36 am #

    As pointed out earlier, we need to be united to throw the politicians who have not contributed to the welfare of our country. It’s no use to indulge in violence in the name of religion and / or caste; be it maharashtrian or bihari or UP – we are all Indians. And that should make us proud. We cannot let India down in the name of religion globally. What is worth seeing here is beyond politics. If the political leaders have some grudges against each other, I believe it should not affect the routine life of common people like us. The dirty political game can be played personally by the leaders without disturbing law and order.

    There are instances known of political leaders from different parties who are claimed to be enemies in the face of media; however these leaders are found hugging and shaking hands with each other in private meetings. And we – common people believe them to be LEADERS of India? Or leaders of destroying India. Britishers left India in 1947 – the end to the divide and rule regime. And now in 2008 our political leaders are “making history repeat”.

    I would like to ask – is this violence and fear of living in a city worth at the cost of our country’s development? Every city’s development adds to the development of our country – and that’s what holds value – not any religion’s development. Its of no use to be a developed state alone in the whole country – because India is far bigger than Maharashtra.

    Cultures and traditions do not fade because of variety of religions living together. Had that been the case, the Indians in USA or UK wouldn’t know diwali, dassera and holi all their lives! Cultures and traditions are to be preserved by your ownself. It is a gift passed on by generations of people. How well you preserve this culture is upto you – nothing to do with people in your neighbourhood. Why take up violent methods to drive them out?

    I personally don’t believe that the maharashtrians have competiton from the “other indians” over employment in Maharasthtra. Every person has to toil – and this is preached in our Holy Bhagwad Gita. If we fight within our country over religions because of politicians, then there’s no difference between the India – Pakistan war and the Maharashtrian – North India war. We live in a democratic country where everyone should respect each other cultures.

    And as SAD INDIAN said – wake up india! Leave the religions behind. If you think there are slums in your area, just find out how you can possibly help them rather than blaming and beating a poor person for building a slum. Always think – what if you were in their shoes? What if you were living hand to mouth like them?

    Jai Hind! Proud to be an Indian!

  27. Dombivlikar Marathi Mar 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm #

    Marathis are always welcoming to people from other states. It should be evident from the large population of Non-Marathis in Maharashtra – not just in Mumbai but thro’out the State.

    The discontent among Marathis in my opinion also comes from unfairness demonstrated by Non-Marathis when it comes to offering jobs i.e. while Marathis tend to be fair when in position of power to offer employment, non-Marathis tend to hire some one that speaks their language. I certainly do not want to make a blanket statement. But that’s the impression I got by observing Upper/Middle Management/Employee Lists of Govt/Semi Govt establishments.

    For e.g.

    1. Look at Telephone Nigam Oraganizations in Delhi and Mumbai – don’t they look the same ? Marathis are almost missing from Mumbai MTNL. I’m confident many of these folks are Non-Marathis that do not know Marathi language or culture i.e. these are implants from outside.

    2. How can Dombivli (predominantly Marathi town) Rly Station ticket window has all Non-Marathis who know no Marathi working them?

    3. How can a LIC Development Officer in an area which is predominantly Marathi be non-Marathi who has no knowledge of Marathi?

    Believe me this can only happen in Mumbai/Maharashtra and if you reverse the situation its close to being impossible in any other state.

    I feel Marathis are targetted and positions of public interface are on purpose offered to Non-Marathis that way the masses are always brain washed with the theme that “business in Maharashtra” need to be conducted in Hindi.

    I do believe us Marathis are progressive, open-minded and are welcoming and tolerant of others as long as they play a fair game. We are proud to be indians first but only as long as others play a fair game with us. If non-Marathis are systematically and consistently willing to play the dirty game of favoriticism we’ve no option but to defend ourselves and our identity.

    I would also want to comment on some things with reference to Raj Controversy :

    1. Raj did not say any of his comments on his own, he was provoked and was reacting to comments from the Samajvadi Leader from North, was he not?

    2. Some people are now pushing for Hindi in Mumbai Mahanagarpalika. Again this kind of non-sense could only be tolerated in Maharashtra. Hindi is often touted as the National Language and therefore they want to replace English with Hindi which is not completely accurate. Those who have read Indian Constitution which is also available online know that the fact is all Indian Languages have been given the status of National Language by our Constitution.

    3. I often see comments that say Mumbai is made great by entrepreuners which are Non-Marathis and what if they all decide to leave. Here’s what I say – let them leave. They are not here in Mumabi conducting business because they love the city, Marathis, their language or culture. They’re not doing any favor to anyone but themselves. They’re here not for anything but their capitalistic interest, Mumbai provides them a safe place to conduct business with a large base of educated workers and consumers, they get the best bang for the buck here and that’s why they’re here. Its a 2 way street folks.

    The fact is non-Marathis that assimilate and respect the local language / culture and play a fair game are and will always be welcome in Maharashtra.

    In summary, I think the effective solution to these problems could be to adopt a 2 language system to conduct business with Marathi first and English second. If only Marathis speak their language everywhere most of the problems would take care of themselves.

    Jay Hind!

  28. Meenakshi Mar 4, 2008 at 8:47 am #

    At the outset I would like to make it clear that the following views are purely my opinion….

    I would like to again re-state my facts that we should be proud that Maharashtra is a beautiful melting pot of all cultures and religions! Whether or not there are non-marathi entrepreneurs, each and every person has contributed to the growth of the state, right?

    In response to the language issue mentioned above by Dombivlikar Marathi, I think all languages are great! The use of Hindi and English only eases communication. In our democratic country, no one is forced to speak any language. Since we have hundreds of languages and even different dialect of a single language, Hindi and English – the most commonly taught and understood simplifies issues. In my opinion, a language should serve the means of communication and not be a matter of dispute. Else, we should switch over to sign language! In this regard, I believe if every state starts adopting a strict policy to follow thier regional language, India would be at loss! We would be restricting others from performing their duties purely for language bar – then no foreigners would ever want to come to India!

    Why are we fighting still? Why ain’t we simply united? Why can’t we common people mature and throw the politicians making our routine life hell?

  29. Dombivlikar Marathi Mar 4, 2008 at 10:35 am #

    In response to question raised by Meenakshi –

    “I believe if every state starts adopting a strict policy to follow thier regional language, India would be at loss! ”

    Its pure and simple – every state already does this i.e. use their regional language to conduct busines with the exception of you know who – Maharashtra. I think our openness to use Hindi in every day business is being misused against us – its construed as a weekness.

    As I said in earlier posts, I’m an Indian first and willing to be more than accomodating – speak whichever language that makes communication smoother – only when everyone else does the same. For heaven’s sake what you propose i.e speak hindi – we’ve already being doing for years and what we get is second class citizen treatment in our own city.

    For e.g. Here’s one more examaple to our openness – When our State Transport buses travel to neighboring states they’ve boards with source and destination in 3 languages Marathi/English/Kannada (if the bus is going to Karanatak for e.g.). Now reverse the scenario when Karnatak State buses come to Maharashtra what language(s) they use on their boards – only 1 and that’s their state language!

  30. Meenakshi Mar 4, 2008 at 11:45 am #

    I believe Raj Thackeray and all his followers as well as the backward class people have one thing in common – they just want to be called weak! Gather sympathy is their motto. And that’s what we all are doing via this blog as well! Giving unnecessary attention to trivial matters. Why didn’t all the followers of Mr Raj bring this issue up earlier at large? If the marathi people were so distressed and weak and unemployed, then why didn’t they wake up earlier? Just because Raj Thackeray made a few comments, the world wakes up from their sleep and realises “oh yea, we’re being treated badly?”

    I’m a Maharashtrian, born and brough up in Pune – never have I felt like a weak member; be it at educational institutions or at work just because I spoke in Hindi or English. And I’ve never felt like a second class citizen!! I don’t know what that terminology implies at; but I’ve lived in Bangalore – had a lot of language problem, yet never felt like being treated as an outsider or a second class citizen! And as far as I understand, no one in the city gets the same feeling either! It’s a matter of choice – if you want to feel like a downtrodden, then even if you were as rich and influential as Warren Buffet or Bill Gates, you would just feel horrible about being yourself!

    Get up people – if a Karnatake State transport guy doesn’t talk to you in a non south indian language, you don’t have worry about doing a tit – for – tat! We should be more like “Yippy! Our state transport are better than yours!”

    We have so many other beautiful things in life to pursue and use our mind! Lets use it creatively for the benefit of the society as a whole instead of being destructive. You should be proud that Maharashtra is one of its kind – it’s got the best of everything and we should aim for a better state.

    Given this, I really really propose that discussing the Union Budget and the US recession would be more useful to each of us here! Raj Thackeray has done what he wanted to do, none can reverse it, but we can definitely stop giving more attention to his “unpopular comments”

  31. Eklavya Mar 4, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    I fully agree with you Meenakshi. We have other important issues to talk about than to keep discussing this one. Let the bygone be bygone. As I already mentioned in a subsequent post, it is nothing but a political game which is being played in view of the next year election in Maharashtra.

    If anyone of you would like to contribute any new article for this blog, kindly contact me. I’ll be happy to publish your work here.

  32. Shams Mar 5, 2008 at 7:22 am #

    Nobody cares what Raj or Bal Thakrey says about Bihar or UP. Because we are proud to be born in these states. What most concern to all this crap is the involvement of Bollywood, I think that it wasnt a wise thing to do for an artist, but since it is true and they are involve we should ban showing any movie of these artists in both the States UP and Bihar.

    Shams

    Though I am not Indian but I condemn the statement of Thakrey about Bihar and UP I also stand with these people. We are living here together like a community and we like Indian movies too, but from now on we will only watch movie of the actors who are not supporting Thakrey.

    George

  33. Infosys employee Mar 6, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    Breaking news Infosys shifting base to Indore from pune and Even Video con planning to shift to Haryana due to shortage good manpower

  34. faddy Yitzhak Rabin Mar 12, 2008 at 1:56 am #

    I’m an Indian Jewish-Muslim, now a citizen of U.S.A. I’m a fanatic supporter of Hindutva movement. Be it any party of Hindutva. Even though I’m not a Hindu, I was a member of VHP, RSS, & BJP. The message of these parties are not the annihilation of other religions rather it’s to make India strong militarily regardless of any other religion. In other sense, we all are Hindus since we grew up in a Hinduism (way of life) atmosphere. I love the leaderrs of these parties since they all have superior organisational skills equal to any other leaders in the world, be it past or present! But these goddamn liberal and secular groups don’t let these parties gain their Indian-Unison motive. Believe me, if you all people support these parties we will be the strongest nation within 50 years in regards to economy, development, and military. Hindustan will be the next “SUPERPOWER.”

  35. Rakesh Mar 21, 2008 at 11:17 am #

    I support Raj Thackeray though I don’t like his way of raising a point by beating helpless North Indian labours & taxi drivers. I read thru all comments & article but don’t look like anybody is ever has vision on this issue. Everybody looks like has created opinion on some news, blogs & chit chats.
    One point want to say, our constitution knows this problem & has solution. You all may be knowing that we have constitutional right to settle & live in any part of India. It is under article 19 (e) as

    “All citizens shall have the right
    (d) to move freely throughout the territory of India;
    (e) to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India”

    But most of you don’t know that every right is to be used wisely otherwise there are restrictions like in same article para 5 it is written as

    ” Nothing in sub-clauses (d) and (e) of the said clause shall affect the operation of any existing law in so far as it imposes , or prevent the State
    from making any law imposing, reasonable restrictions on the exercise of any of the rights conferred by the said sub-clauses either in the interests of
    the general public or for the protection of the interests of any Scheduled Tribe ”

    That mean if Raj is really interested in limiting people from other states to influance Marathi culture then he has to win the necessary seats in state assembly & create law to restrict people entering in Maharashtra or mumbai. He is free to do this under constitution.

    My view is making law should be last resort so North Indians should behave properly in Mumbai to avoid such issue. Why any North Indian even entertain Lallu, Mulayam, Amar Singh, Mayavati in Mumbai when he himself came to mumbai because of these polititians. Why need to celebrate UP day in Maharashtra in open. If they really proud of UP then they should never leave UP in first place. If north indian is indeed hard worker then why UP/Bihar per capita income is less than Maharshtra inspite of UP/Bihar have better farm land than most of Maharshtra.

  36. Eklavya Mar 22, 2008 at 11:19 am #

    Rakesh, thanks for commenting here. Your comments are interesting but have flaws in it.

    “If they really proud of UP then they should never leave UP in first place.”

    By the same logic no Indian who is proud of his country should never leave India in the first place. Right? Then what should we call those millions of Indians who are living abroad and bringing laurel for the country. Are not they proud of their country? If yes, then why they left India?

    “If north indian is indeed hard worker then why UP/Bihar per capita income is less than Maharshtra inspite of UP/Bihar have better farm land than most of Maharshtra.”

    North Indians are not hard workers ? Do you want to say that per capita income of a state depends upon how hard working it’s people are.

    Per capita income of Delhi is more than Maharashtra. So people of Delhi are more hard working than that of Maharashtra ? Delhi has almost no farm land.

    India stands at 143 in terms of per capita income. That means people in 142 countries above India are more hard working than we Indians?

    “Why any North Indian even entertain Lallu, Mulayam, Amar Singh, Mayavati in Mumbai when he himself came to mumbai because of these polititians. Why need to celebrate UP day in Maharashtra in open”

    Why anybody should have any objection on that buddy? Don’t you think it is a very petty issue? They are regional leaders with national aspirations. Any leader from Maharashtra can come to North and held a rally. Nobody will object. You can celebrate Maharashtra Day in UP with a bang. No one will object. Really:)

    It’s just politics my friend. Elections are due next year and we will see more attacks on North Indians to attract sympathy of innocent Marathis. It’s a political survival strategy of Raj Thackeray. Don’t get influenced by it.

  37. Rakesh Mar 23, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    Please compare Delhi with Mumbai & UP/Bihar with Maharashtra as state to state & city to city. & don’t argue that Delhi is state. I want you to make comparision apple to apple.
    If you know then this issue started with SP leaders saying we will distribute lathis to Bhaiyyas in Mumbai & Raj given is reaction that why lot of marathis are supporting him. Raj party done similar things in past with railway candidates coming from Bihar bit nobody in maharshtra supported him at that time.
    I am asking some questions to all for thought,
    1) Why India should have states on language basis
    2) Why english (Non indian) is required as commumnication language in Govt (I am not talking about its business / science advantages) when any Indian language (Hindi) would have do that job well.
    3) Why Indian Govt gives domicile certificates to its citizen because it is encroachment on right to move, settle in any part of country.
    4) Why people feel threaten when somebody says if you are in maharashtra you should know marathi. (But don’t mind to say in Delhi you should understand Hindi)

  38. Eklavya Mar 24, 2008 at 9:06 pm #

    OK, though Delhi is a state let us remove it from our comparison chart. What about Haryana ? It has more per capita income than Maharashtra. Does that mean people in Haryana are more hardworking than that of Maharashtra?

    My point is : It is ridiculous to determine how hardworking somebody is by comparing the per capita income of his state. This is simply not fair.

    The recent questions raised by you are really important. There is so much rotten in our policies that we need to have a fresh look on it. These questions and their answers require a detailed background and explanation which I think is not proper to discuss here. May be in some future posts, I’ll write about them. If you want to contribute any article, feel free to do it.

    After receiving so many comments on this issue, I feel that people have mixed opinion on Raj Thackeray. Some hate him, some admire him. All have their own logics behind their opinions. As of my own opinion, I have expressed it earlier also that people in Maharashtra have every right to preserve their rich cultural heritage and nobody should be allowed to malign it. However, this can not be done if we take the recourse of violence and abuse. Violence will bring us nowhere.
    It will only lead to more violence and more acrimony between states which in the long run is not good for India.

  39. Meenakshi Mar 25, 2008 at 7:43 am #

    Wow! This topic still seems to be hot!

    For once, I noticed Rakesh mentioned that people are free to move without causing nuisance to the state culture “Nothing in sub-clauses (d) and (e) of the said clause shall affect the operation of any existing law in so far as it imposes , or prevent the State
    from making any law imposing, reasonable restrictions on the exercise of any of the rights conferred by the said sub-clauses either in the interests of
    the general public or for the protection of the interests of any Scheduled Tribe How many times have others let you feel that your culture is endangered? Do you not celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Friendship Day, New Year Eve and so many other Days that are not a part of the Indian tradition / culture? The Thackerays may be opposing them, but there are so many things and times in life even they are influenced by “foreign” things. Also, if people here are so well read about our Constitution’s each and every paragraph, then they should also be aware that our Constitution DOES NOT propogate Violence as a mean of conveying any message.
    We are all the same Indians – shuffling of the many Indians is happening due to globalisation, industrialisation and liberalisation. As Eklavya puts it, “Violence will bring us nowhere”

    Recently the MNS ganged up and beat a few non-marathi at Juhu beach during Holi. Does anyone think this was a right action? Is this what our Indian, Gandian, Marathi, Bihari, UP or any culture teach us? If nothing, think on human grounds – some people who are purely celebrating a festival are beaten up for doing so. What sense does violence make? A marathi jehadi troop? I think MNS is only becoming infamous for its activities. Honestly, violence in this form has no end – it is a vicious circle and will prove to doom the country and its image. People come to Mumbai to earn a living – and it is unjust to stop anyone from doing so. If Raj Thackeray has an issue with the political leaders of other part of the country, he should settle his personal issues with them directly rather than injuring innocent souls like us. Finally, in his so – called – pro marathi violence, a marathi man died in Nashik.

    Instead, MNS should do constructive work like setting up a marathi council, promoting marathi cultures and festivals and even literature. They could probably even set up an employment centre for the unemployed and help their fellow associates if they feel that maharashtrians are in danger of extinction! I’m sure the party would win a few seats and may be God will wash off a few sins.

  40. Rakesh Mar 26, 2008 at 9:31 am #

    Meenakshi well said. Nobody is backing violent methods. But media in India is so biased that it didn’t questioned in a same way to north indian politisions who also given similar statements like Raj. for example Abu Azami said SP will distribute lathis to Bhaiyyas in Mumbai. Uma Bharati & Lalu said they will do Chaath Pooja in Mumbai & asked Raj to dare to stop them. These headlines are making Raj, hero within Maharashtra which is his agenda. Media need to access whole problem neutrally & potrate real concern of Marathis without provocating the North Indians.
    When there is a smoke we know some where fire is burning & we try to estinguish the fire & not to put more oil into fire. Beating bhaiyyas is kind of smoke & fire is unequal development in India. For this issue good answer from Lalu, Uma & Abu is not to do Chhath Pooja in Mumbai but to create good atmosphere in Bihar/ Up so that companies will put plants there.
    For example Tata want to build 1 lakh car. They can not put plant in developed state because of high labour cost so such projects need to be put in undeveloped regions like singur. If north indian polititians try they can find such a projects & pursue.
    I just want to clarify to readers about Constitution more as we are more aware about our rights & not about duties or limitations on rights.

  41. sahil sachdeva Apr 9, 2008 at 7:31 am #

    when will we indians learn to be indians? when will we shed this plague of regionalism?

    i read the blog and the comments here. ppl talk about 2000 yr old maratha empire, i have one question to those ppl. the 2000 yr old maratha empire doesnt exists now, nobody who posted comment here was a citizen of it, and yet some how they are loyal to it? we all belong to the democratic republic of india, we experience it daily, we shape its future, and yet we r not loyal to it?

    if u say u r loyal to it despite these comments then explain to me y are u only claiming the good parts of it? mumbai is the financial capital and an important city, so the maharashtrians want to claim it their own, y not also assume responsibility of the bad parts of india too? does this mean thr are absolutely no underdeveloped areas and communities in maharashtra? why do u accept them n not other bad parts of india? if we dont accept them, how will we the nation improve those parts and save the ppl thr.

    every state plays a important in the whole machine that is india. forget the cultural diversity that makes all of india rich for a moment, and lets talk economics (since everybody is more concerned about it) punjab and haryana produce the majority of the food that the country eats, bihar and jharkhand are the countries sources of metal…these are jus a few examples, every state does its part in catering to the needs of the country.

    and the one thing that i strongly believe in is that metropolitan cities dont belong to states, they belong to the country. delhi, mumbai, calcutta, pune, bangalore, chennai represent india. they are centres of industry and trade. they generate huge amount of resources in taxes that are used for the interests of the entire country. they belong to india and every indian. and they are made into such important cities by ppl from all over the country.

    if stupid politicians like raj thackery mislead ppl in such ridiculous and dangerous quests, the only thing i foresee happening is that mumbai might not be the financial capital of india in the near future. does anybody really think that big companies will let raj thackray bully them around to provide 80% job reservations to marathis? they ll jus move if this continues. its not the first time this is happening, capitals get moved all the time, on all levels…

    we all need to grow up, not jus the marathies but also north indian or whoever ppl who made their own restrictions in and around mumbai. we need to realize we r indians, we r lucky indians who are alive in this day and age when india is blooming. its a responsibility far greater than mumbai. we are making fools of ourselves on the world scene.

  42. Eklavya Apr 9, 2008 at 1:14 pm #

    Thanks for your honest & thought provoking comments Sahil. Today Raj Thackeray issued a warning to local business men in Maharashtra that they should employee at least 80% of their workforce from local Marathi population and should avoid recruiting workers from UP/Bihar. He also warned them of serious consequences if they don’t follow his instructions.

    This guy is behaving like a self-appointed dictator. The irony is that the Congress Ruled Maha. Govt will not do anything to stop him as for them he is their trump card for the next year assembly election. Who is better than Raj to spoil the game of ShivSena ?

    I think as more and more such incidents come to light, people who have commented here in favour of Raj will realize how opportunist this guy is and how badly he is damaging the spirit of our constitution.

  43. Jay Apr 10, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Its very shame that educated and young people like Raj has to discriminate people in India. And today he wants 80% reservation for the local mumbaikars in any industry in MH. What the hell is he upto? We have more important issues to deal with? Can you please MR RAJ THACKERY deal with those first? And on his comments on Mr. bachchan , what has he done for Mumbai, which gave him the right to ask questions to Mr. bachchan? Oh sorry i forgot, he created some recent riots, killing innocent people. I think he should be arrested and should be severely punished for his act. As rightly said by most of my fellow commenters, he is a FAILURE and wants to restore to cheap politics to come to the limelight. Real SHAME. I strongly request Mumbai GOVT or the CENTRAL GOVT to take action against him.

  44. marathimanoos Apr 18, 2008 at 2:19 am #

    Amar,abu & lalu’s have created problem for their people in Mumbai/Maharashtra.
    The influx should be arrested otherwise the common man living here paying tax, water charges etc to the govt.will suffer more.

    The netas/people of up/bihar should work together to make development/progress of their states.

  45. Rakesh Apr 28, 2008 at 11:26 am #

    China is influxing Han people into Tibet & reducing Tibetens to minority status in Tibet. This is done in 2 provinces which were Tibeten majority in 1950 when China invaded tibet. Now you may be wondering why I am writing about Tibet here. This is exactly happening for Mumbai from decades & now for rest of Maharashtra. As per 1941 sensus Mumbai have 54% marathi speaking population while in 1991 it reduced to 30%. Today may be Marathi speakers are 20%~25%. Only this time Hindi polititions are interested in Mumbai & people telling Marathis about Nationalism. The same people are opposing Chinese Govt. about Tibet policy but don’t see wrong in changing demographics of Mumbai. My request to all you blog is to either endorse China Govt. about their agenda as they are doing this to keep China unite or stop criticizing regionalism. Simultaniously China & Raj are not wrong.

  46. Girish May 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm #

    I am not a supporter but issues presented by raj are certainly make sense to common people.
    Issues which he underline are indeed important and there is no one from state government who has ever thought of such.
    Central government always reserves seats for every state in central services. There are many cases revealed that people from UP & Bihar are filling there nominations from Maharashtra though they does not belong to this state. This is a cheat case and i am surprise that this has been overlook for so many years.
    Political parties from UP & Bihar who failed to run there own government in there own states are now supporting migrants, there is no one who can look for those poors who are still living in there states.
    Chhat pooja is one of the mega event which political parties are not trying to use to prove there powers. I dont know why common man need political support to perform there rituals.
    We havent seen such case for any other cultural event from any other community.
    If maharashtrians are getting what they should get by law then i dont think raj will oppose any North indian coming to maharashtra.

  47. Manoj May 26, 2008 at 3:39 am #

    Well said Girish….

  48. raj thackeray's manoos May 26, 2008 at 5:46 am #

    many idiots are posting here.Let me ask me a question,theoratical one.
    Are there any immigrants in UP and bihar?The answer is no.
    Why not?
    why biharis cant stay in there state?
    Why most of central government jobs goto UP and biharis?India do have 30 states.
    I am telling u idiots a dire warning:We dont need gujraits,marwaris,sindhis,biharis,up walla ,bangladeshis in maharashtra.This thing is going to be very explosive in coming days.

  49. raj thackeray's manoos May 26, 2008 at 5:47 am #

    we are making groups like ULFA in maharashtra.Then u outsiders will learn

  50. raj thackeray's manoos May 26, 2008 at 5:52 am #

    1)gujratis never allow others to set up new business
    2)south indians openly promote their languages but in their own state they forbid use of other language.They will select only their south indian peoples for job
    3)UP and Bihar peoples are extremly xenophobic.They shouldnt lecture marathis about open hearts.
    4)95% Central govt posts are filled by northies
    5)\

  51. Naigaonkar May 27, 2008 at 8:58 am #

    Mumbai Belongs to the Maharashtrians and watever raj is doing is commendable.i truly repect his deeds and concern for marathi maanus and may god give him all the strength and support in enriching the lives of marathis living in maharashtra and all the unwanted weeds been thrown out of the state which truly belongs to the marathi

    LONG LIVE RAJ

  52. manish May 29, 2008 at 5:18 am #

    Marathi man deriding UP/Bihar culture…this shows his knowledge of India..I think he doesn’t know that when Mumbai was a swamp and most of Maharashta was under forests then Janapadas system was evolving in Gangetic plains..empires of Magadha,Ashoka etc were founded centuries before Maratha empire…Gangetic plains were where Vedas,Upanishadas,Geeta,Mahabharatha were created…Chanakya gave Arthashastra there..Nalanda,Vikramshila were there..and India’s greatest export,Buddhism, originated there..Jainism took birth there…whatever Indian philosophy is famous for in world was developed in plains stretching from Afghanistan to Bengal..and why did Peshwas moved towards North,because North India was centre of Indian culture and power…I really laugh when these ignorants make such childish comments….
    I would like to ask a question…just have a look around wherever you reside/work…most of females must have put on salwar kameez,a North Indian attire..what do u order when you go to a restaurant…matar-paneer,tandoori chicken,tandoori roti etc etc ,all North Indian dishes..even in Mumbai I haven’t seen restaurants serving local cusines(I guess if there is any)…cloth and food are pillars of any culture…
    Indian music is classified into Carnatic music(South Indian origin) and Hindutani classical(North Indian origin,precisely Lucknow)..infact most of Maharsahtrian musicians owe allegiance to Hindutani classical..this is culture…
    I guess this is enough to shut up clown like Marathi mard…

  53. Eklavya May 29, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    Something to raj thackeray’s manoos :

    It is people like you who are responsible for spreading goonda raj in Mumbai. It appears that your knowledge of India is very poor and you have never been to North India. Otherwise, you would have never uttered such nonsense. Most Government jobs are grabbed by UP & Bihari students not because of their nexus with the authorities. They don’t use any fraudulent means for that. It is the result of sheer hard work they do in Delhi and other cities of North India while living in small rooms in groups. Just come to Delhi and see for yourself how thousands and thousands of Bihari students are burning the midnight oil to clear the Government competitive exams. The social and economical structure of Bihar do not offer many opportunities to young people there. One of the most preferred alternative in such a situation is to work hard and clear an exam. That’s why we see so many Bihari students in service.

    I was thinking of closing comments on this post. However, your nonsense has forced me to allow more comments here. First of all know your country India in some more detail. Only then you should talk about your Maratha pride. Maharashtra exists because India exists. Without India, no state can survive on its own.

  54. marathi manoos Jul 3, 2008 at 10:08 am #

    i am a marathi manoos & try to tell u all marathi peoples just think if raj thakre success in eradicating all north indians from maharashtra what is the guarantee then he will keep quiet,i know what he will do next he will try to throw south indians outside then muslims & last he will make differences in we marathi peoples on basis of caste untill he becomes a chief minister or a powerful politician, just try to understand this is politics,its sure this raj is not going to make any difference only we r going to fight with each other & die & this raj is going to sit in his house & laugh as britishers did before,as they know anyone can rule india only by caste & religion politics,so know also time has not gone,as we people can loose many things like money, time, blood ,our lives by fighting, nothing we can gain,so just try to work hard be successful in our life by all this fighting we r wasting our time.Jai Hind ,Jai Maharashtra,

  55. Ankur Bhardwaj Jul 7, 2008 at 2:40 pm #

    Beleive me this shit like i am from UP i am from gujrat i am from maharastra this shit i have heard during my stay in mumbai while i was in delhi for bout 7 years i never cared for a shit like this had lot of bengali north indian punjabi friends there and never cared a shit as to who is from where which shit is bigger than others etc etc well grow up eadiets when u go abroad u call yourself indian and in india u call yourself marathi gujrati what a shit this is does it mean the so called nationalism is only on papers, like strength of our cricket team beleive me mumbai is like s@@@ in terms of infrastructure so i dont think anyone from up, bihar will love coming here due to horrible living conditions its generally due to utter poverty these people come work here as slaves for little bit and get abuses both physically and mentally from these a@@@ thakery n all who themselves are nothing but a big loath of @@@@ they keep on shouting to gain little bit seats in maharashtra assembly

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  57. Meenakshi Jul 29, 2008 at 3:38 am #

    Have people been reading about the latest developments in Pune’s higher education institutions? MNS has ransacked and injured many during the admission process and even the Income Tax department to protest against non marathis. Incidentally, most people are maharashtrians! Shame on the MNS. I wonder why the government is not taking any stringent action against them? How can they possibly stone a educational institution? Hasn’t the marathi culture taught them that education is a form of Goddess Saraswati and intelligence of God Ganesha? They’re actually behaving as if they’re above the universal truth of the divine power! Its a shame that they’re ransacking these institutes which have majority students from Maharashtra and injuring maharashtrians. Pune’s old institutions anyway accept negligible outsiders.
    Furthermore, they stoned the ammunition factory during and exam held there and the income tax department during interviews. The MNS is sure to bring shame to the people of Maharashtra. JUst as Naigaonkar said,

    ” may god give him all the strength and support in enriching the lives of marathis living in maharashtra and all the unwanted weeds been thrown out of the state which truly belongs to the marathi”

    I think all like minded marathis should be exiled. If anyone here has read the series of Dr Brian Weiss books of past lives – he has proved that people who have enmity towards a certain sect, they will reborn in that sect and will be tortured similarly they way they tortured in their earlier lifetime. I hope all the extreme marathis stop behaving like jehadi since hinduism does not promote violence.

  58. Meenakshi Aug 17, 2008 at 11:49 am #

    Oh well, this post can never end! Because unless each and every MNS member as well as wanna-be MNS members are treated by neurologists, this post will be never ending. They didn’t spare Independence Day at a school too! MNS broke down Mercedes Benz International School for not celebrating I day with the students. So there was a classic episode of stones being pelted and glasses being broken. Wow! That’s definitely a fantastic way to convey and force someone to celebrate I Day! The students, mostly non Indians, did not attend school, thanks to the long weekend. But is this the right attitude and the correct way to deal with situations? I don’t think MNS knows anything about the marathi and the Indian culture. They’re surely a part of the jehadi systems! Surprisingly, our legal systems release such MNS members on bail. Is our democracy worth this? Why isn’t the government or the police acting fast…Just as the terrorist blasts were swiftly acted upon!

    MNS, we demand to know the reason behind such weak and disgraceful activities that only bring shame to have you as our political party.

  59. Naigaonkar Aug 21, 2008 at 7:40 am #

    Every hoarding in Mumbai has to be written in marahi as its state where marathi is spoken,,no other state in India has marathi hoardings so why should mumbai have gujarati and Hindi hoardings, so watever MNS guys are doing is commendable,anything against the verdicts ,actions ,deeds of the MNS’s actvists will be damned ..I appreciate them for the development and trying to imbibe the marathi culture in every individual whos living in Mumbai……

    Once more LONG LIVE RAJ

  60. Undercover Indian Aug 28, 2008 at 1:19 am #

    Very interesting read on comments. It goes to show again that we have yet to get over our primal tribal instincts. But it is not surprising. Tribal instincts are natural to man’s nature. I have written on this on two of my posts sometime back…

    Let it be known to all that this is a dangerous time for India. From Jammu to kashmir to North east, Gorkhaland, Naxalites, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Sub-Nationalism is rising… it is alarming. We will get divided along all the fault lines…religion, caste, sub castes, region, language, food..

    http://www.undercoverindian.com/2007/03/shiv-sena-politics-and-anatomy-of.html

    http://www.undercoverindian.com/2008/02/raj-thackeray-mns-clashes-with-north.html

  61. NVS Aug 28, 2008 at 5:07 am #

    hi everyone
    I have just gone thru the blog and wud like to share my thoughts
    Todays Newspaper says India has 1/3 population of poors and we r worst than other countries rather than thinkin on such issues we guys r fighting on issues which can wait.
    Today we guys shud get r act togather against poverty , pollution and terrorism which is goin to effect us badly.
    More off whatever problems we r facing is due to our system which has given an open hand for rich ppl getting richer.
    i wud like to ask one question which of the politician be it Mr. Amar Singh or Mr. Raj Thackarey has worked on the really problem like
    1. Traffic Problem
    2. Slum Problem
    3. Electricity Problem
    4. Bribery problem(in all government organisation)
    5. Waterlogging
    6. Pot hole problem
    this are few main problems have any of our politician thought abt it, NO
    When Britisher left the country they had said Indian will fight among themselves for their varied culture and thts what we r doing.
    I dont blame anyone for it ….only the system is to be blamed for the outcome
    Mr. Raj Thackarey i m born n brought up in Mumbai rather than getting into issues which even u know will break things rather than make things ( I understand what you want to say and to some extend i agree but for that u shud fight against the system and not with ppl.)
    In world race, China is overtaking us if we guys dont act unitedly.
    if Mumbai, Nashik and other parts of maharashtra is shut down for a day we r losing crores of revenue,doin think by bringing everything standstill we r acheiving anything , on the contrary we losing.
    Think About it
    Take Care

  62. Vijay Aug 31, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    India is not a country…it is just a union of states working independently regardless of the influence on other parts of the country….

    Shit is—-PM and President of India has not said a single word on the burning issues like–

    (1) J&K related to Amarnath Yatra
    (2) Orissa violence
    (3) Singur–Mamta banarjee’s approach…
    (4) Raj Thackeray in Mumbai…

    It seems that these people do not think about the development of india..

    For my Marathi brothers/sisters….

    if you really want outsiders to be kicked out of mumbai, start targeting top officials in central government office those belong to Bihar &UP.

    Start targeting engineers and Managers from north india working in Mumbai.

    Stop the IIT-JEE topper to take admission in IIT-Mumbai as he is a Bihari….

    If you have the guts, then please go to IIT mumbai and kick all (more than 30%) students from UP and Bihar out of IIT….

    I know you cannot do it, because they are also indians and they can live anywhere in Country..you gunddas can target poor people only….

    Anyways stop the shit….there is only one solution–

    Let us divide India in different independent states..

    Every state should start the provision for VISA kind of thing…those willing to come to Mumbai should be interviewed by Raj Thackery in Marathi….Companies hiring people from other part of india should make the knowledge of Local language compulsory…

    Today i am in Mumbai, i should learn Marathi…tomorrow i would be in chennai, i should learn Tamil, one day i would be in AP, i should learn Telgu…..Cramp…how many languages should i learn????????

    It is better to learn German and get settled in any part of Germany…Good idea na..

    You are talking about Marthi culture or Tamil culture..What about Indian culture??..it seems that Marathi culture is entirely different from Indian culture so that people from other part of india will spoil the prestigious marathi culture by their rubbish Indian culture..

    Bahut pak gaya…India is on the way to destruction…even God cant save this country (Supreme court has also accepted it)

  63. Mayur Aug 31, 2008 at 1:09 pm #

    enough all of u

    this is not a subject to discuss

    mind ur own business

    & try to do somethin for maharashtra

    dont write any comments on it.

  64. sangi Sep 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    If you don’t want to learn and respect marathi,get out of Maharashtra.Don’t expect us to learn and talk with you in Hindi.What is Indian culture ?Please through some light on it.India is a diverse country so please learn to respect that

  65. jeevan Sep 6, 2008 at 3:05 am #

    Rajsaheb pls stand for election.dont do like ur chachu.dont copy him.

  66. Jai Maharashtra Sep 10, 2008 at 2:55 am #

    When people get angry, they dont think rationally.

    All non maharastrians will see Raj’s action as WRONG

    but true Maharastrians know the importance of the

    things Raj is doing for them. Stand in our shoes and

    see the picture, U wil get it.

    We all young gen of MH support Raj and his views.

    To save this country, stress on HINDUTVA and to save

    MH stress on MARATHI is absolute necessity.

    Lets unite and make the difference.

    JAI MAHARASHTRA ———– JAI HIND

  67. Jai Maharashtra Sep 10, 2008 at 2:59 am #

    All BAD comments from various individuals on this
    blog for Mr. Raj is actually the appreciation for his work.

    Those people can only comment silently, hiding on the blogs like this but cannot comment openely bcoz they also know what the truth is.

  68. Proud to be Indian Sep 10, 2008 at 9:34 am #

    Well said Mayur!!!!!

    Mumbai/Maharashtra is not anyone’s father’s property to be dominated by anyone. Mumbai is the financial capital of our country;and everyone who has lived in Mumbai have contributed for the same. So neither a politician nor a layman has any right to talk against people living in Mumbai.

    Rather than writing/supporting some kind of crap; it is best if people can mind their own business and do something for our country not an individual state.

    Why to target people from different states???? instead can we not think about it as our own country in a whole.

    People should truly be ashamed for supporting one particular state. Our country is diverdified with so many cultures and we should all appreciate the same rather than trying to pull down some community/state just to prove your point that your own state/community is superior.

    People who talk nonsense like supporting some state or their community can basically be called illiterates and senseless.

    Be proud to be an Indian and always make a contribution to your country not your state!!!!!

    Kind Regards,
    A proud Indian 🙂

  69. Whats-in-a-name Sep 10, 2008 at 10:45 am #

    Raj Thackery in Mumbai, and fanatics like him – owe the entire Indian populace an open and unconditional apology for being so fanatical.

    How different are these fanatics from the terrorists who target Kashmir and bomb other parts of India? Faces and names are different but cause remains the same dirty one – create unrest and make India unhealthy.

  70. Whats-in-a-name Sep 10, 2008 at 10:47 am #

    By the way, a local daily in Mumbai reported that Raj Thackery’s son studies German as first language! lol!

  71. praveen kumar Sep 10, 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    We got throw the Thakeray family out of INDIA before they try to break our unity

  72. SL Sep 10, 2008 at 8:18 pm #

    Wake up Indians!! and try to see how you all have been swamped in the territory trend.
    Today Raj is saying Maharashtra belongs to Marathi’s…immigrants from other states are parasites. Tomorrow someone like him will expand the trend and Mumbai will be only from Mumbaikars. People from Nagpur, Latur, Pune who were once all “Maharashtrans” or “Marathis” will be all outsiders and will be beaten by supporters of politicians, just like Raj Thackrey. And then one day boundries will be created between Bandra, Mahim, Dadar, etc….followed by subparts or these suburbs.

    We are all Indians. Instead of uniting and being one power, we are creating internal boundries. Seems like Raj was dumb enough to be infected by the “divide-and-rule” strategy. We all feel proud of Jana Gana Man or when an Indian wins an Olympic medal. And if you didnt get that feeling when Bindra won because he was not a Marathi or Gujrathi then shame on you.

    So if you think you are an “Indian” first and then a “Maharashtran” or “South Indian” or “Delhiite”…stop supporting the philosophy that people like Raj are following. Else one day your left hand will get beaten up if it tries to scratch your right hand.

  73. NVS Sep 11, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    Everyone respect each others culture in India ……So i guess this fight is between Mr. Raj and all common man who are working in Mumbai ……Mr. Raj no one in mumbai r against marathi as we all have shared the same culture in mumbai….violence is not a solution for any problem …..evrytime u r targeting common man who is already stressed out in their hunt of earning money ….please stop it ……We all share the same God ,and no one is above God…. …we,common man were not even scared when there was bomb attack and flooding….no one is scared, we believe “Live n let Live” …..

  74. nitn Sep 11, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    just ignore this a**h***e

  75. NILESH Sep 12, 2008 at 12:19 am #

    RAJ RULES
    ELSE IS BULL SHIT
    COME ON RAJ WE ARE WITH YOU,THANKS FOR YOUR LOVE TOWARDS MAHARASHTRIANS,
    WHEN ELEPHANT WALKS DOGS BARK. KILL THE STRAYS.
    ROME DID NOT CREATE A GREAT EMPIRE BY HAVING MEETINGS THEY DID IT BY KILLING ALL THOSE WHO OPPOSED THEM.
    AND DONT WORRY RAJ “THE BEATINGS(MEDIA) WILL CONTINUE UNTILL MORALE IMPROVES”

  76. sangi Sep 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    Mumbai belongs to the Maharastrians first and no one should have second thoughts about it!!.If anyone has the guts please go and say the same about Chennai,that chennai doesn’t belong to Tamil Nadu!!

  77. Anurag Verma Sep 12, 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    One thing I must appreciate about Raj Thackeray is – he has guts!!! Guts to regurgitate what-so-ever in public. He can go blah-blah at length, thinking he is becoming famous not only among Marathi manus but also among Indian politicians. Kudos to MNS as it gave employment to not-so-wanted youths…who are totally or partially …but yes incapable to work anywhere else in the world, they are good for nothing but in “tod-phod”…where-ever and when-ever MNS needs them!

    I was thinking when he can talk literally about anything and about anyone…then I being an Indian too share the same “right of speak” what I have in my mind, I hereby taking this opportunity to talk about his recent achievements-

    1- Already belittled bacchan family, quite a several times now

    2- Paid no heed to SC order

    3 – Made dirty comments about Mumbai DCP

    4 – Terrorised Mumbai manus for Marathi hoardings and sign boards (although he is self-proclaimed pro-Mumbai manus)

    5 – Step-brotherly treatment with Bihar and UP community

    6- Tattered all the law and order rules

    I dont know what Indian government is doing, such a person who is “dividing” India should have already been thrown behind the bars…. but because he got a strong back-up of Bal T, he is still playing kiddish…

    May god give him some brain to think about Maharashtra as a whole, India as a whole, if really wants to be a true politician?

    If he is such a fanatically pro-Marathi, then why doesnt he drop all non-Marathi made clothes, why doesnt he start eating only those items are purely and entirely sown and grown in Mumbai…

    this is all bakwass ke stunt… he only has life of 1 year in politics… after that you can easily find him searching for job in Bihar!!!

  78. The Games Indians Play Sep 13, 2008 at 4:27 am #

    Hi all, I have read all comments since the topic started in FEB. and I am surprise to see people are still posting on the same topic. I guess now its clear that there are 2 kind of people who are commenting on this blog 1)Against Raj and 2)Supporting Raj. People against Raj calming that what Raj and its supporters are doing Gunda raj and beating poor north Indians, targeting Super stars and we should think and we are Indian first and then belong to any region. On the other side people supporting Raj saying that Yes we are Indians and Marathies are cooperative but they are not been appreciated much in Mumbai, they are not getting govt. jobs. Their local culture, language and people are vanishing from Mumbai and since the land belongs to Marathi they should get more rights.

    So you see we are arguing on different topics all together. 1) Beating north Indians, Targeting non Marathi people and celebrities 2) Marathi culture, Employment to Marathies is their any relation.

    I mean the 2nd Group (Raj Supporters) are saying true and may be problem exist at ground level but some one should go and measure how many Marathi people got the job after beating Taxiwallas? What is the uplifement of Marathi culture after allegations made on AB? How many people (including people from Maharastra) learn Marathi after shop keepers have changed their Boards to Marathi? Is there any relationship between these arguments? People might reply that it will give result in longer run. Ok I am fine with it but is there any estimation for that for example down the line for next 5 years if you will beat 20 taxi drivers, 20 Bhaji walla and 10 doodh wallas Total 600/ year, then around 6000 Marathi people will get employment so putting this in equation you will have
    (Marathis Empowerment) =
    ME = No of betted North Indians + No of times allegation made on AB + No of shop title converted in Marathi * 10.

    I am sure there is no such equations exist and by putting all these value in to the equation you wont get ME for sure but dont forget we belong to the country where Zero was invented so one should not doubt our math and logic if you just add one more value No of people discussing about it (both in against and in favor) you will get
    RE (Rajs Empowerment) so the new equation would be
    RE = (No of betted North Indians + No of times allegation made on AB + No of shop title converted in Marathi) X (No of people discussing about it + Total hours of News Channels Coverage + No of lines written in news papers)

    So people who are discussing in favor or in against both are doing nothing but adding values to RE. But the point is how he came up with this equation why he thinks that this equation may help him to win more seats. If the Babri Masjid wouldnt have been demolished, BJP would have never came up with such Big party, if Gujarat riots wouldnt have happened, they wouldnt had the same chief minister for second time. I am not saying BJP has started this they might have tried out all other alternatives to come in to power while seating in opposition for 40 years. But finally they got votes on this point only, because they realize that the previous govt. was in power for so many years mainly because of similar points and its not their fault either. British also ruled us on the same equations for 200 years isnt it a big shame for all of us that still there is only one way to lead Indians is Divide and Rule. So its we who make all these parties to come up with such equations every party still bound to follow the same above theory. Now its high time for all of us to give them some other theory and support parties and politician who is adopting new theory which can give us progress in real sense.

  79. Eklavya Sep 13, 2008 at 8:32 am #

    Ironically the reason why this topic is still being commented is Raj Thackeray himself. Every time he spit venom on North Indians,AB, Hindi etc, this become an instant media news. You love him or hate him, he is successfully getting all media attention free of cost. Since February, he has successfully managed to be in the limelight for whatever good or bad reasons. The next year is election year in Maharashtra. He will continue to create such scene till then.

    As I clarified in one of my subsequent posts, Raj is fighting the biggest political battle of his life – this time on his own i.e. without the support of his original party Shiv Sena. He has no choice but to win the hearts and minds of as many Maratha people as he can – at whatever cost it comes. This is not a battle of Maharashtrian Vs North Indians. It is a battle – and that’s the irony- between MNS and Shiv Sena to secure vote bank of Marathas in the state. The biggest contradiction is that eventually it will help the Congress-NCP combine to again secure a majority in the Assembly next year.

    The writing is on the wall for all of us to see. Just see the lukewarm reaction of Congress Govt in taking any action against Raj Thackeray. Why should they stop him from spitting venom against North Indians or the Bachchans? Raj is actually helping the congress by creating a hole in Shivsena’s votebank. So till the next election, expect to see more virulent attacks on North Indians in Maharashtra. It is Politics stupid !

  80. Amey Sep 14, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    who said mumbai is our financial capital. make guts to develop ur city or state & make ur city as financial capital of India. ” Are Gaali dena ho to tumhare up bihari netaoko do jinhone salose tomko jina nahi sikhaya ” & resist development of there own people. ” yahan aakar pyarse batr kya kiyee, sarpe kya bithaya to abhi kan me mutne lageho”

  81. Rubab Sep 14, 2008 at 12:37 pm #

    I was surprised to find lingual terrorism is going on by extremists.. i have found another interesting article on the scams waged by Raj Thackeray http://www.pak-times.com/2008/09/14/raj-with-no-reason/

  82. RAJ-the-best Sep 20, 2008 at 1:08 pm #

    I truly feel Raj is the most eminent leader in the todays shrinking Indian politics,,All the marathi speaking genre do respect him for his deeds and actions towards bringing the marathi culture (language , ideology )in the forefront for the non-speaking mumbaikars..Guys I do wanna tell you that if you go to Madhurai and speak any other language apart from tamil ,they look and snub you so badly that you have done a crime by not knowing tamil.Raj will stop all this if the north indians living in Mumbai treat marathi as their main communicative language,coz he wanna hear every mumbaikar to speak in marathi..Atleast he is supporting our own marathi culture in our country..Politicians like Ram Vilas Paswan(goonda who hails from bihar )and Mulayam singh yadav(another dacoit from UP ) outritely support in favour of not banning SIMI for the recent bombings,,actually these are the politicians who should be bombed.
    U mite think Raj is creating disturbance in the city but at the end he is doing it good and betterment for the marathis….

    RAJ ur the best!!!!!!!!

  83. Dark lord Sep 20, 2008 at 5:37 pm #

    guys politics or whatever !!!!!! i just gota say one thing, raj aint doin no good thing here, who is he to throw out north INDIANS for mahashtrian INDIANS, i mean whats this shit all bout !!! he should get some sense into his lil attention seeking, divided, bias, money minded, ill-fated, political, etc. mind of his…. guys i dunno wat others have written here, no offence to anyone except raj’s thinking, but we all are INDIANS n lets jst be that way, i mean why do all of us differentiate between north indians, maharashtrians, east indians, south indians, gujuratis, etc. everyone is an indian, every one share the same freedoms and the same duties are levied.
    why all this then ….. what does that prove here, we the biggest democratic nation in the world is not fucking united !!! wow !!! people are going to laugh at all this shit created by raj here, common we goto be united, thousands of people die every here in India because of terrorism, and here we all instead of blogging about whether wat raj is doin is right or wrong, should rather blog about national unity, war against terrorism, coz our so called pathetic, most of them lacking intellectual maturity, illiterate, corrupted politians are not gonna do nothing about it. guys am sorry i might sound foolish here but national security and unity and the well bieng of the people of India ( MAHARASHTRIAN, GUJURATI, PUNJABI,etc, SOUTH INDIANS, NORTH INDIANS, EAST INDIANS, WEST INDIANS, MID INDIANS all the bloody indians man irrespective of what caste, religion or what bloody region he or she is from) is what i have in mind rather than discussing raj thackeray and giving him more importance.
    i would also like to bring to notice :

    statement made by our so called I&B minister Mr. PRIYA RANJAN DASMUNSHI
    ” wat do you mean by tougher anti-terror laws. Some of our laws are much more strong than the US and UK. I categorically say that the government has no plans to bring back POTA. POTA is absolutely DRACORIAN. ”
    ( Dracorian = excessively harsh )

    wow so wat does he want, be nice to the terrorists, be less harsh to them. he compares our terror laws to the US & UK, i mean what is he tryin to prove. US, Well if he doesnt know much then, lets take is back to september 11, 2001, major terrorist attack in the US, what did US do about it, work upon it right away, it took actions, and we all know the rest ( AFGHANISTAN ).
    UK, London, serial bombings in city, what did they do well not as harsh as the US but they did work upon it right away. US has a terror law i.e. zero tolerance for terrorists, which the whole world is aware off, but yet our Mr. SO CALLED MINISTER says that we cannot levy a harsh law as POTA against terrorism. i personally feel that POTA isnt harsh at all, what we need to do is be inhuman with terrorists, i mean how many people they have killed and how many more are they going to kill, they will go on untill we as united INDIANS do something about it, and please everyone remember the fight against terrorism is not a fight against any other religion, it is no crusade. This is a war against a country against a few men who think otherwise. UNITED WE CAN DO EVERYTHING, DIVIDED … WELL WE CREATE POLITICIANS. ( i dont say that all politicians are bad, there are a few good ones but they are only a handful. what we need is educated, well read, who can think rationally, think practically as well as savour our culture, can think about the future of our country, who wouldnt want to just fill in their pocket, literate, intellectuals to run a country like ours.

    please write your views, critism is welcome…..
    i just wish i get more support here…..

    a request please :

    all those who read this, it would be great if you could take out 20 seconds of your time and mourn for all the people who have died in terrorist attacks, not only in the recent past but from the very first time it ever happened.
    HOPE WE AS UNITED INDIANS CAN DO SOMETHING ATLEAST ABOUT THIS.

    THANK YOU.

  84. PRATHAMESH Sep 29, 2008 at 12:52 pm #

    raj is right.jaya bacchan was wronge. she made wrong & unacceptable comment on marathi manus. if she thinks that she is from up & she will speak only hindi then why she is leaving in maharashtra???? go & leave in up & talk in hindi. if ur living here then u must speak in marathi or at least u should know marathi. & i have message for our police commissioner mind ur toung.dont use too much offencive language. mumbai is of only marathi people & it will remain of marathi people. so u should respect marathi manus & marathi language. JAI MAHARASHTRA

  85. marathi manoos Oct 4, 2008 at 4:15 am #

    I SINCERELY APPEAL TO ALL PEOPLE OF MAHARASHTRA (MARATHIS & NON-MARATHIS MINUS UP/BIHAR) TO VOTE EITHER SHIV SENA OR MAHARASHTRA NAVANIRMAN SENA ONLY IN APRIL 2009 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS.

    IF WE DO SO NOW, THEN AFTER 5-10 YEARS WE WILL SEE MAHARASHTRA/MARATHI LIKE TAMIL NADE WHERE YOU HAVE TO SPEAK THE STTAE LANGUAGE.

    I FURTHER APPEAL TO ALL MARATHIS INCLUDING POLICE, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION, BEST, ETC. TO SPEAK ONLY IN MARATHI.

    ALSO ALL MARATHI SHOULD GIVE PREFERENCE TO ENGLISH OVER HINDI.

    APPEAL TO ALL INDIAN STATES EXCLUDING UP/BIHAR, PLEASE SUPPORT THE PEOPLE OF MAHARASHTRA OTHERWISE ONE DAY YOU WILL FALL PREY TO THIS.

    DONOT VOTE FOR CONGRESS. THEY APPEASED MUSLIMS, NOW UP/BIHARIS.

    THE WORD “NORTH INDIAN” SHOULDNOT BE MISCONSTRUED AS WHOLE OF NORTH.

    ONLY PEOPLE FROM UP & BIHAR ARE REFERRED BY RAJ. MEDIA & OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES HAVING VESTED INTEREST HAVE TERMED RAJ’S TIRADE AS ANTI NORTH INDIAN.

  86. marathi manoos Oct 4, 2008 at 4:18 am #

    THE NETAS OF UP & BIHAR HAVE AMASSED WEALTH & THE POOR PEOPLE ARE LEFT HAPLESS.THEY ONLY WANT TO FILL THEIR HOUSES.

    DONT CONTRIBUTE TO BIHAR FLOOD VICTIMS.

    PEOPLE LIVING IN UP & BIHAR – JAGO. AMARSINGH’S LOLOO/S NITISH’S, MAYAWATI’S KO SABAK SEKHAO

  87. Dr.Rajiv Oct 5, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    I’m terribly surprised to see that what kind of insecurity and identity crisis these Marathi manus are suffering from! Really Pathetic! I appeal to all UP and Biharis to be sympathetic with these ‘poor people’. Let ‘These’ Great Shivaji kill Dr.Rajendra Prasad,Indira Gandhi and AB Vajpayee! The history of India will definitely get a new dimension then..

  88. pooshkar Oct 5, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    looks like only maharshtrians and north indians putting their thoughts in here…..theres no south indian fellow mayb living in andhra, TN, Kerla or Karnatak..giving in there thoughts,
    they do not want to accept hindi as their national language and are a great threat to India……..we all should start a war aginst these non hindi speaking indian people of the south…forget raj…. r u all ready to fight with these people so that all indian will speak only hindi.
    but the irony is that….all hindi speaking states of north ….are non developed ( beggars ) as compared to south Indians states which are economially well deveoped…..

    looks like north indians are not happy with marathis, andras, kannadas, tamils and malyalees..as they are not as intelligent to develop their own states … those morons only knw hw to kidnap and use lathis goondagiri, terrorism ( azamgadh as become famous for this lately)….. all these tactis fails..then the bhramastra…hindi…

    BUT ONE SHOULS ALWAYS REMEMBER…..MAHARASHTRA IS MAHA..RASHTRA…..IT HAD FOUGHT THE MUGALS ( JIJA MATA, SHIVAJI, BAJIRAO PESHWE, MAHADAJI SHINDE)AND DEFEATED THEM….IT FOUGHT WITH THE BRITISH TOOTH AND NAIL ( RANI LAXAMI BAI, TATYA TOPE, VEER SAVARKAR, LOKMANYA TILAK, VASUDEO BALWANT PHADKE ). AND TODAY….IF ANYBODY HURTS MARATHI ASMITA…THEN ..BE READY FOR ANOTHER REVELUTION…..

  89. pooshkar Oct 5, 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    ONLY PEOPLE OF MAHARAHTRA SAY……JAI HIND JAI MAHARAHTRA….ALSO….THANKS TO MAHARAHTRA THAT INDIA IS STILL REGARDED AS A HINDU STATE……OTHERWISE WE WOULD BE IN A MUSLIM STATE (AND THIS BLOG WOULD BE NON EXISTANT AND WE WOULD ALL BE LIVING IN BURKAS AND STUDING IN MADRASSAS)

    AND ALSO….LOOK AT THE INDIA MAP….TODAYS MORDERN INDIA IS ONLY THAT MUCH WHICH WAS CONTROLLED BY THE MARATHAS BFORE THE BRITISH…..( people of jk, assam, punjab have all fought/fighting for a separate a country )….

  90. GIRISH Oct 7, 2008 at 5:39 am #

    Whatever is written about Mr Raj is indicating that the writer is 1)North Indian. 2)Having half knowledge about the subject. 3)Do not know the Raj’s proper Stand on the same issue. 4) Having no worry about Mumbai’s problems.
    So mr. writer pls dont waste ur time in such a idiotic things do some counstructive work for ur family & nation if it is possible.

  91. stupid common man Oct 7, 2008 at 3:25 pm #

    Hi A******* (I’m referring only to the supporters of Raj Thackrey i.e. Marathi Man, Kumar etc). You’ll ought to be ashamed of yourselves for supporting such a ***-**-*-**** which the nation has produced. If you’ll think what he said was right, then you’ll on the same lines as Hitler. ****** MNS ** *** ** ******. ******* Thackrey (starting with Bal Thackrey, Udhav & Raj). I feel ashamed to even call myself an Indian considering that the Govt cannot put these ******* behind bars. All a bunch of monk***.

  92. stupid common man Oct 7, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    Mr. Jai Maharashtra,

    dont be a **** yaar. Are u being funded by Raj for making such statements? No one is a coward here. He (Raj) is the biggest ****** coward who is scared of being thrown out of Maharashtra some day.

  93. Tutu Oct 7, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    JAI MAHARASHTRA!!!!!!!! to start of with..the comments posted are getting hotter .I am living in the south and being a south indian I feel that Raj is doing the best job of flushing out the unwanted weeds in the state.First of all the UPA govt should be thrown out from the center who outritely support the minority in the country as our country is hindustan(land of the hindus),, secondly in our own country we have the other sect of people who belong from UP and Bihar converting migrate in another states and convert it into a crime state.Killings , bloodshed ,hatred and goondaism is in their blood .so why should a state like Maharashtra inhabitate such criminals ???Even in the south as in bangalore and Chennai these weeds are migrating and casting a negative impact on the society by creating disharmony among people..As we all know Bihar and UP are famous for rape and kidnappings why should all that be implemented in progressive states like Maharashtra and karnataka..

    RAJ is the doing the best job cleansing these pests from the state

  94. vinit Oct 10, 2008 at 4:25 pm #

    JAI MAHARASHTRA
    i fully support raj saheb for his mission to clean up mumbai
    it has to be done
    and i will do my best to support both shivsena and mns
    u remember ABU AZAMI?
    BOMB BLAST KARANEWALE SAB M******** AAZAMGADH KE HAI
    u bloody criminals ……
    u just dont deserve to be handle kindly
    whatever u defend, i will not change my opinion about u and i am going to convince all my belongings to do the same
    JAI HIND,JAI MAHARASHTRA!!!!
    MERA BHARAT MAHAN
    UP BIHAR WALE *******

  95. SOHAN Oct 10, 2008 at 4:44 pm #

    let me first tell u that i am not maharashtrian still i am dieheart fan of RAJ SAHEB
    u illeterate persons can not just understand the stand of mns
    why dont u spend ur time and great(what the f***)knowledge on up,s common man?
    this is a big joke that u r laughing at maharashtrians by calling them common man
    if they are common then what kind of men are u?
    illeterate ,unskilled,bolbachchan,u stay here in mumbai and become father in up how?
    mobile sex?
    so advanced technology man
    finally
    if all this continues then we might call u B****** instead of B*****
    JAI HIND,JAI MAHARASHTRA

  96. MAYURI Oct 10, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    just have a look at mr.sohan,s reply
    he is saying that he is not a maharashtrian and still he has a great respect for maharashtra
    and u all bhaiyyas are commiting here to show ur power(?) against our state
    also
    U WERE INVOLVED IN SERIAL BOMB BLASTS IN MUMBAI
    ALL THE AAIZAWADES WERE FROM AAZAMGADH
    ABU AAZAMI IS THE WORST politician EVER
    M******
    AND
    RAJ SAHEBANCHA VIJAY ASO
    jai hind jai maharashtra

  97. MAYURI Oct 10, 2008 at 4:52 pm #

    u m********** are deleting the main data here

  98. vinit Oct 10, 2008 at 4:57 pm #

    AAZAMGADHWASI WERE INVOLVED IN BOMB BLASTS IN MUMBAI
    ABU AAZAMIS NATIVES
    STILL U R SUPPORTING HIM?
    THINK OF IT
    REPLY
    AND DONT DELETE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT
    I HAVE GIVEN MY MAIL ID HERE U CAN CONTACT ME ANYTIME
    AAZAMGADHWALE M******** HAI

  99. Eklavya Oct 11, 2008 at 3:58 am #

    Dear Sohan, Mayuri and Vinit,

    First of all stop using such abusive language for people of North India. Such kind of narrow thinking will not take you any where.

    Yes, I agree “BOMB BLAST KARANEWALE SAB M******** AAZAMGADH KE HAI”.

    But where did they blast the bomb recently?

    It was not in Mumbai. It was in Delhi. Before that it was in Jaipur (again a Northern City). Terrorist are enemy of India. They don’t discriminate between North Indians and Maharashtrians. They will attack whenever & where ever they got a chance.

    And apart from their being natives of Azamgarh, all of them are muslims too. So why not MNS starts attacking Muslims in Maharashtra? Start from your home state first? Can you do it?

    I think this post is becoming very uncomfortable for MNS people. That’s why MNS supporters like you are using such petty logics for defending Raj Thackeray. This type of narrow mindedness will not take you or your leader anywhere. Ask Mr Raj to come here and justify his stand against North Indians. Do you think all the problems in Maharashtra are because of migrants from UP/Bihar ? Do you think the entire Maharashtra population thinks the same way? If that is the case why not contest the next assembly election on this issue and come to power. When Mr Raj becomes CM, he can easily throw away all the problems people from Maharashtra. All of you will be very happy then. Mr Raj will become your greatest leader ever.

    I feel the same pain when blasts occur in Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Assam or anywhere in India. This is my country and I love it. Anybody who dies in bomb blasts – no matter if he is a Hindu, a Muslim, a north Indian or a Maratha – at the basic level he is a fellow Indian. And I feel the sense of helplessness when I know that I could not do anything but to curse those terrorist or to write about them in my blog.

    When you say: Jai Hind Jai Maharashtra, do you notice that the word Jai Hind comes first?

    Because no matter how corrupt and wayward your minds have becomes because of this insignificant ‘We Vs North Indians’ issue, in the core of your heart, all of you still are patriotic Indians who can die for it. Don’t be so much jingoist about your Maratha identity. When you go outside the country, the foreigners will consider you as Indians (not as Marathas).

    “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”- Albert Einstein.

    Use your minds my friends. Don’t be a blind supporter of anybody no matter how great he is. Except God nobody is perfect. Everybody has his own shortcomings. Let the truth prevails in your minds and hearts.

  100. khabari Oct 13, 2008 at 1:58 pm #

    after going through several comments i feel that mr. eklavya IS SHOWING GREAT ATTITUDDE BUT IT DOESNT MEAN THAT HE IS HAVING GOOD KNOWLEDGE .
    and whatever he is writing in very calm language is not at all acceptable to anybody
    i strongly feel that no one should responce this blog as this is not the way to defend or express yourself
    mr.creater u better mind it
    and RAJ or his supporters especially Dombivlikar Marathi ,vinit,amey should not heat up this blog by writting here in dust bin
    let mr.creator do his stupid business and i am sure he must be laughing to your sirious comments and just fogget it!

  101. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 2:41 am #

    ok….i’m a northy living in Mumbai…i make 70k+ per month , so obviously my contribution (& of others like me) by way of taxes is quite significant. I dont abuse local lang or culture..i respect it…but whats the deal with this guy saying ppl gotta learn marathi ?? i mean …yea i can make a bit of sense out of it coz i’ve been here for some time….but now what?….i gotta take lessons….ahahahahhaaa….i heard this guy wanted to wrk with Disney once….looks like he’s made to be with Disney (but as a character only 😉 no offence guyz…
    but seriously, consider our contributions….

  102. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 3:47 am #

    Hey Vinit,

    u can say Jai Maharashtra if u want…but ur comments strip the right to say “Jai Hind” from u. U say northies shud get out of Maharashtra…as an indian i’m saying u shud get out of India !! u Son of a Traiter. Come n *** my **** like ur *** n *** did. U jobless (thats why u r so insecure n frustrated) son of a ***** !! C******** like u will support “Raj the **” and he wont give a damn n u will die unnoticed…u effing insecure ***** !!

  103. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 5:34 am #

    Hey Pooshkar (how many ooo anyway buddy ?)

    it doesn’t matter who fought whom. Fact is, in current times….the more important issues are 1) the impact of Global Financial Crisis on India 2) Terrorism, etc.

    btw, does an illiterate ****** like u know what’s going on in the financial world ? illiterates like u may not be able to buy daily things if inflation breaks the roof n rockets up !!

    When these powerful factors which have the power to wipe out billions n trillions of currency in just few days/weeks…or kill hundreds with just 1 blast….how can u worry abt petty stuff?

    Ur Uncle Raj has abt 100s of crore land etc. based on some interview…he’ll be fine. Understand u illiterate jobless prick from ******** !!!

  104. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 5:40 am #

    ALL (those supporting Raj),

    No one is forcing ppl of MH to speak hind. Just let everyone speak the lang they want. Simple…

    and by the way ur Raj mamu (***-***) shud know that no agitation of any intensity can drive 2 crore ppl out of a city !!! So, only way left would be to kill them !! Will Raj do that or not is to be seen…but if he does….he will be the same as ULFA, Naxals, etc.

    Anyway….i hope u got the point..if not..i’ll come back to eff your mothers….

    peace

  105. vinit Oct 14, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    thank u very much for making me moe aggressive against u
    i will continue to be against u all north indians who r staying here and still insulting locals
    that is what i wanted to show to all my maharashtrian locals
    u r absolutely right that u r taking our jobs away due to ur bolbachchangiri but i am sure this will not last long since u r showing ur opposition to my state and my local friends
    we all young maharashtrians are not going to entertain u …and that is already started
    thanks to RAJ SAHEB
    be aware(it doesnt matter)
    JAI HIND!
    JAI MAHARASHTRA!

  106. Eklavya Oct 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    Dear Khabari Lal,

    Thanks for telling me that I don’t have good knowledge, my blog is a dustbin, I am doing stupidity here and that my calm language is not at all acceptable to anybody.

    This blog is my personal blog and I shall keep writing all kind of stupid things here. If you don’t like it that’s your problem not mine. Just why did you enter into this dirty dustbin ? To make your hands & mind dirty ?

    For me, my blog is a very good way to express my random thoughts and I shall keep expressing them here. You are welcome to start a new newspaper/channel and propagate your khabari gyan in it. I think then people will migrate from my blog to your superhit newspaper/channel. That will be a great day for you 🙂

  107. khabari Oct 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    then why dont u write article in national newspaper?
    there u can express urself in front of more people
    but u know that u dont have guts (like RAJ) that is why u r writting here
    come on come in front
    dont hide behind this moniter

  108. mayuri Oct 14, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    i am totally agree with u
    we youngesters should not support these bhaiyyas

  109. mayuri Oct 14, 2008 at 3:28 pm #

    i am damm sure that 95% of problems are due to migrants and u must be knowing it

  110. mayuri Oct 14, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    i am not blindly but bloodly supporting RAJ SAHEB
    RAJ SAHEBANCHA VIJAY ASO

  111. khabari Oct 14, 2008 at 3:41 pm #

    The Makron,
    better u **** your wife staying back in north because i have a question……
    how come ur wivews get p******* when u r here in mumbai?
    u can never be son of soil………………………. u can only be son of ur neighbour
    so do wish ur neighbour in ur villege on the fathers day
    i am sure ur blood group must not be matching with ur ‘said’ parents
    so better u check it first and then comment !!!

  112. khabari Oct 14, 2008 at 3:46 pm #

    u cant be honest with ur family….how can we expect you honest towards mumbai?and country?
    u all are selfish and standardless people
    batter u stay there only
    do not pollute mumbai
    i challenge u to built city in north matching 1% to AAMACHI MUMBAI

    JAI HIND!
    JAI MAHARASHTRA!

  113. sohan Oct 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    people living in rural maharashtra should get priority for jobs available in mumbai or other developed cities in maharashtra
    locals should be the first benifitted by the development
    north indian leaders should encourage investors to invest there
    but i guess people like u r more intrested in heating up the issues here it will be better if u and ur friends invest their mind and wealth (that they have gained actually from here)to improve the condition of north
    we south indians are doing jobs which we have earned by our hardcore knoledge we all are well educated and respecting mumbai and mumbaikars and not harming the harmony of this great city.
    our native leaders never come here to show there power
    and they are more intrested in devlopement for example, banglore,hyderabad….hitech city,we think mumbai as our idol
    we are proud to be mumbaikars,proud to be south indians and no mumbaikar is objecting our love towards our native place
    actually u do not deserve to be here unless and until u respect the city
    u cannt gain profits by harming and disturbing city life
    u should be shamefull on yourself
    ur state can not improove without education,
    literacy
    pls do mind it and concentrete on ur own issues rather than mumbai………the mother
    and mumbaikars……..my own family
    RAJ is our family member and we will support him
    he is actually showing u ur states
    so better mind it !!!!!

  114. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 11:01 pm #

    Awwwwww people….looks like u got really angry!!!

    my outburst was only against the bad stuff written earlier agnst people!!..Just making it even..)& will continue if incited…so better watch out)

    my real opinion was my first comment which i re-print for ur benefit:
    “ok.im a northy living in Mumbaii make 70k+ per month , so obviously my contribution (& of others like me) by way of taxes is quite significant. I dont abuse local lang or culture..i respect itbut whats the deal with this guy saying ppl gotta learn marathi ?? i mean yea i can make a bit of sense out of it coz ive been here for some time.but now what?.i gotta take lessons.ahahahahhaaa. no offence guyz
    but seriously, consider our contributions.”

    Now….so u say all those passing out from IITs/IIMs dont deserve these private jobs even when they r picked up from campuses ?? (and surely…i’m one of them!)…this is just economic parity…..

    ONCE AGAIN DON’T GO BY MY OUTBURSTS..THOSE WERE PLAIN REACTIONS TO BAD STUFF WRITEN EARLIER…MY REAL OPINION IS THIS…

    At least the pvt profile jobs only go to those who are deserving and the companies went to campuses(they didnt come here asking the companies)…whether they are sitting in Timbaktoo or wherever…

    So, as i said earlier — What abt the economic contribution. U r against people who are living leagally & paying all taxes ??

  115. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 11:13 pm #

    Oye Khabari yaar…

    i’m not even married…So, currently what i do is “other’s”….heeheehee…just kidding

    Anyway, the point is as i mentioned in an earlier post:
    What abt the more threatning factors: 1) global financial crisis 2) inflation 3) terrorism, etc. ?

    these factors dont see anyone’s lang/culture, etc. they can just wipe people out…..so ppl shud be worried/concerned about these things rather than “other” things

    AND BTW I’M NOT EVEN FROM UP/BIHAR…BUT WAS ABSOLUTELY SHOCKED/DISTURBED BY SOME OF THE STUFF WRITTEN AGNST PEOPLE..THATS WHY MY OUTBURST FOLLOWED…BUT AS U CAN SEE ..MY REAL IDEAS ARE MUCH SANER & CALM

  116. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 14, 2008 at 11:14 pm #

    o khabari….aapali bhasha….bagha…!! don’t use bad language to prove ur self..!!

    jai bhavani,
    jai Shivaji..!!

  117. The Makron Oct 14, 2008 at 11:25 pm #

    Hey Vinit…

    1 thing i’ve started to beleive in..u r a master with words…are u a lawyer? if not then i think u can make a gr8 career out of it.

    Also, impressed with your calm/patient nature. Now, i dont feel so good abt my ouburst agnst u.

    Anyway, what do u think abt my “economic contribution theory…that u shudnt be against ppl who stay legally and pay all taxes, etc..plus respect the local stuff by all means, etc.”
    (…mentioned in my 2 post just before this one..)

  118. Eklavya Oct 15, 2008 at 12:30 am #

    A comment in extremely bad taste. Khabari either be sensible in what you write or I’ll have to delete all your comments.

  119. The Makron Oct 15, 2008 at 1:19 am #

    Another thing…(boy!! i’m a restless one…dont u think)

    Vinit, Mayuri, etc.

    What is 1 of d main reasons for mumbai being the Financial capital, and being such a big job creator, etc. ?

    Mainly, coz of the National Stock Exchange & The Bombay Stock Exchange..they r currently ranked 3rd and 10th respectively in terms of Derivatives contracts traded in the world !!! What a pride !!!

    Daily turnover in Derivative is avg Rs 20000 cr plus!! Check nseindia.com & bseindia.com if u dont beleive me. Of course this is turnover the commission the exchanges get is like 80paise per 1 lac…but that still means crores daily!!!! Part of it has to be paid to Gov also…so again a benefit. All the FIIs play here & have offices here only coz of these 2 exchanges otherwise where will they play??

    Now who r the domestic players? i.e brokers, sub-brokers, clearing members, etc? abt 90%+ of them are Guj n Marwaris.

    Now, assume they r not there (i.e. they go back)…so..no trading, no commision…and hence no FIIs to pay Operating fees to govt.

    I am ready to bet my life on this that this fees is an “unbeleivable” amount.

    And these FIIs rent out office spaces in Fort, L Parel, etc. for rates that u & me would dare to even dream of!!! Their top execs also rent/buy residential properties so they can oversee business locally. So, it supports the REAL ESTATE scene of Mumbai.

    But the main domestice players are outsiders only right ?
    So, u see, things are so inter-related that u kill one cog, the whole machinery suffers bigtime!!

    u r against the slum dwelling UP/BIHARIS , yes..i’m as well. I also hate the traffic nuisance the autorickshws create everyday when i’m driving, etc.

    But, why be against honest people who work 17+ hours a day at their desk jobs, make good money but also abide by their duties by paying significant taxes, paying heavy prices for property, stamop duties and just wanna see India & its States Shine!! (i’m one of them)

    AGAIN, DON’T GO BY MY OUTBURSTS, THEY WERE RETALIATIONS..AND I’M DONE WITH THEM…JUST LOOK AT MY IDEA PLS.

  120. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 15, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    it is right that these people from azamgarh..like to kill innocent people in name of jihaadhow doing this thay make their god [ allah] happy.,, its wrong..
    one thing i can say
    ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORIST..!!!
    BUT ALL TERRORIST ARE MUSLIM

    THIS IDEOLOGY IS SINCE Bakhtiyar Khilji TO STILL NOW OSAMA BIN LADEN..!!!
    this terrorism must be kill by such agrresive leader and there should be a strong law..if any one found..the whole family has been shoot in public..so noone can think to do terrorism..!!

    one again this muslims are threat to india and world..

  121. vinit Oct 15, 2008 at 1:56 pm #

    The Makron
    u said that u r against the slum dwelling UP/BIHARIS because u hate the traffic nuisance the autorickshws create everyday when u r driving, etc. (r u a driver?)
    that shows ur selfish concerns and u r believing that this is the only problem occurring due to migrants?
    dont try to get sympathi from locals by saying that u r paying taxes and all
    u r saying that u r earning …. money per month etc
    that shows that u r staying here only to earn money and u dont care a damm about health of the city
    u r salable person
    what is ur cost?

  122. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    @ Makon

    yes u r telling is right…

    tell me one thing..if a city is overcrowded then there is increase of crime…equavelent to Delhi…with bhaiyya people..similer to Mumbai is croweded with Bhaiyya people..and they so..gandu people..
    there is no single bhaiyya have guts to flirt or abuse a girls but in group of bhaiyya they r doing this nonsence..

    if one bhiyya come to mumbai..after 1 or 2 year he again calls whole family to mumbai without any proper resident..and again errect a slum in outsde footpath or somthing else..

    now mumbai is overcrowded and they r moving to navi Mumbai..so womem is mumbai are not safe..becoz there is one reason is they have a influence of muslims in North…they don’t respect their wives and sister so they don’t others.

    The progess of city is dependes on
    1. population
    2. education
    3. emploment …and so on

    this bhiyya are uneducated like their leaders [ Abu Azami ] and they spreadind epidemic of unsatbility in Mumbai…

    Makon

    yes u r telling is right…

    tell me one thing..if a city is overcrowded then there is increase of crime…equavelent to Delhi…with bhaiyya people..similer to Mumbai is croweded with Bhaiyya people..and they so..gandu people..
    there is no single bhaiyya have guts to flirt or abuse a girls but in group of bhaiyya they r doing this nonsence..

    if one bhiyya come to mumbai..after 1 or 2 year he again calls whole family to mumbai without any proper resident..and again errect a slum in outsde footpath or somthing else..

    now mumbai is overcrowded and they r moving to navi Mumbai..so womem is mumbai are not safe..becoz there is one reason is they have a influence of muslims in North…they don’t respect their wives and sister so they don’t others.

    The progess of city is dependes on
    1. population
    2. education
    3. emploment …and so on

    this bhiyya are uneducated like their leaders [ Abu Azami ] and they spreadind epidemic of unsatbility in Mumbai…

    the mentality of bhaiyya they don’t care of reagional language and people.. like their leader..if they had any proud of their state they would not have here…

    so think of it…
    INDIA IS LIKE EUROPIAN UNION….IF U WANT TO GO TO FRANCE U SHOULD LEARN FRENCH..AND IT APLICABLE TO GERMANY AND OTHER.

  123. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 15, 2008 at 2:06 pm #

    TOTALY AGRRE WITH VINIT..
    GO ON BUDY..I AM WITH U

    JAI BHAVANI
    JAI SHIVAJI

  124. Meenakshi Oct 15, 2008 at 3:37 pm #

    Whooaa! This topic is getting hotter and rather more personal than discussing whether raj is good / bad for the country… oops I mean maharashtra. I guess, I’ve said enough to convey my thoughts that we should work for the nation rather than to work individually as a state.
    But the last comment of vinit had me writing back – how does raj thackeray being anti-north indian connect to people earning money? I mean, don’t all of us work and struggle to earn money for a good living. And if you thought Mumbai is the richest and the only richest city in india, think again. Statics have shown again and again that Punjab, Haryana, Delhi are filthy rich. Not just businessmen, but even the farmers are very rich! That’s because everyone works extremely hard. Nobody goes to Mumbai only to mint money. It is where opportunity strikes, people move to earn a living. So what if Mumbai is the financial capital? Bangalore is the silicon valley, Delhi is our national capital of strategic importance, and each city has its own contribution to make us nation as a whole.

    Finally, if you thought politicians are here in the world to “represent” the voice of the nation; you’re mistaken! They’re here to only hoard money by hook or by crook – and that includes every damn politician, be it Chidambaram or Raj or Advani!

    Think rationally people, this blog is not a cola war or cut throat competition between two monopolies! It’s to think beyond irrational behaviour of our politicians. Why let their act suffer our routine? Raj and the like only are claiming publicity by behaving crazy. I believe its inhuman to create riots and cause scare in schools, colleges and public offices. This is equivalent to terrorism – not a bomb blast, but with the vulgar acts of MNS and Shiv Sainiks, they should be given a capital punishment. Someone said in this blog that all terrorists are Muslims – I deny. With situations in Orissa and Assam, where Hindu fanatics are creating a scare, such Hindus are no better ( this is out of the scope of the blog though!)Why are we discussing terrorism in this blog? There are plenty of terrorism related blogs on the net to comment on.

    Lastly, nobody is an ugly duckling or a black sheep in God’s eyes. May be MNS thinks it is god, but to no one. No sane and educated person will appreciate MNS’ ideologies. Infact, as far as I know, in Pune MNS is turning out to be subject of joke. People including maharashtrians have started mocking and laughing at MNS’ strategies and marathi language pride!

    As a thought, wouldn’t Raj Thackeray be so proud that so many people discuss him? That he’s such a highlighted figure – in the limelight just when he needs it! Perfect match for Prakash Karat!

  125. VINIT Oct 15, 2008 at 4:21 pm #

    there u r!
    al outsiders are earning money here and sending them back in their hometowns(which they have earned by polluting environment over here )and on the other hand our rural farmers are doing suicides due to lack of money
    they are prior to me
    u are against development in ur region and ur farmers are not ready to give their land for development
    if local farmers are compromising, shouldnt they deserve the priority?
    better u improve ur image and attract investment in ur region and compromise something without which u can not be developed
    first of all be honest and learn to accept the truth
    BETTER LATE THAN NEVER !!

  126. The Makron Oct 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm #

    Vinit d lawyer!!…
    Nice try at being funny/sarcastic (the driver part..) but u know what it really is.

    Man..u r good…its good to interact with u..plus get an insight abt wat u think

    Again…its kinda old logic that they earn & send back home….in today’s economy, its clear that the more u earn the more u spend….so isnt all that money getting spent locally ? I thinkyes..it is!!

    & again, me or anyone else if they r in an enviable position..its simply coz they have the skill/knowledge & were recruited from their campuses.

    Now, are we gonna be angst the IIMs / IITs also (which are actually the pride of nation)?

    So, a deserving person is not allowed a job even in pvt sector also ? Through legislation also, it may be difficult to control pvt cos/MNC’s recruitment mix, else they will run away. Yes, govt’s recruitment mix may be altered.

    OMG!!! U R AGAINST A FREE MARKET ECONOMY ???? OH BOY!!! So what are we gonna here from u next? Only u can tell m8 !

  127. The Makron Oct 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm #

    Looks like its not me who’s being selfish, but u who’s plain insecure

  128. The Makron Oct 15, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    Yes I’m a driver !
    Like millions I’m a driver of the economy (local & national)
    U r equivalent to a jihaadifanatic.fundamentalist.blinded.

    U don’t get my Stock exchange + real estate theory..do u? Of course not..u r not educated enoughI can imagine u selling dirty magazines at a corner stall somewhere !!!
    Ahahahahahhahaa..look here everyone!!! This so called “crusader” is against equal opportunities and just coz he’s not qualified enough, he’s against all other honest people..terming them “selfish” and god knows what else!!!

    ManVinit..u r a real TRIBAL!!!

  129. Vinit's Dad Oct 16, 2008 at 12:36 am #

    Abbey Vinit….,

    Kyun bachcho ko pareshaan kartaa hai.Did i raise you for this

    Socha thaa when i’m old and feeble, tu mera sahara banega….but all you do is sit in “Magic Cyber Cafe” and visit immoral websites and write things on blogs.

    Tujhe bolaa tha baniye ko bolnaa thoda credit par ration bhej de.Par too toh apna agenda banaane mein laga hua hai.
    Hey deve re deva.Kyaa beta diya hai.Jaag beta jaag

  130. Incubus Oct 16, 2008 at 12:59 am #

    Ok..It has taken me some time to digest the things being written down here.

    The Makron
    I’m not from North. I’m not an Outsider.
    But, I am totally up for Open & Equal Opportunity, doesn’t matter which place.

    If a deserving person (i.e. based on Qualification, marks, etc. and not on caste, language spoken) is selected by a company using fair selection procedures, what kind of law, etc. says that you throw that person out ?

    I like Raj Saheb’s issues but no violence please. Its very disturbing.
    People like Khabri’s comments are very hostile.
    Yes, the weeds (slims, illegal stay, etc.) shud surely be removed, but to deny the deserving, is a crime.

    Jai Hind
    Jai Maharashtra

  131. Akshata Oct 16, 2008 at 2:22 am #

    Back to Thackeray.
    Im so in favour of Raj ruling Maharashtra.
    Its only ppl like him who can crack the whip on tough nuts. I support his anger, his speeches (though laced with venom), his actions and his words.
    Putting up Marathi sign boards is welcome.
    Making Marathi compulsory in schools is more than welcome.
    Jai Raj Thackeray 🙂
    BTW: I am a Maharashtrian and I cant speak Marathi.
    That is because I lived in another state and took to the state’s language there.
    -All4Raj,
    Akshata

  132. The Makron Oct 16, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    Hey Khabari,
    U r quite an angry young man!!! Impressive!!
    Let me have the honor of lightening up your mood:

    Once khabari asked his mom: “why u r so fair and I’m so dark?”
    His mom replied: “considering my mistakes at younger age, I’m just glad u don’t bark !”

    Ahahahahaathat’s ur true color

  133. The Makron Oct 16, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    Hey Khabari,
    U r quite an angry young man!!! Impressive!!
    Let me have the honor of lightening up your mood:

    Once khabari asked his mom: why u r so fair and Im so dark?
    His mom replied: considering my mistakes at younger age, Im just glad u dont bark !

    Ahahahahaathats ur true color.

  134. The Makron Oct 16, 2008 at 7:18 am #

    i totally agree with your 3 points on progress of a city

  135. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 16, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    hey frustrated guy..!!

    abe aukat dikha di kya tune…!!! just comment on subject..don’t make it personal.

    aisi bate samane kahi jaati hai..aur tu bhi naam change kar ke bol raha hai…!!! tu sachme koi bhiyya hoga..!!jo apani identity apani writing skill se bata raha hai…!! shame on u dude..!!

  136. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 16, 2008 at 11:10 am #

    nice one..akshata

    jai maharashtra..!!!

  137. VINIT Oct 16, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    i am very happy to see that these people(?) are against me and they are frustrated by my comments
    i would like to sujjest those who r stating big big theories on economics of mumbai that do keep ur theories with u and try to implement them in ur native (i think u might have tried them there that is why u r here in my city now)
    dont try to show us ur illeteracy
    and yes,
    i am a tribal……..
    i have territorial affiliation
    i do have feeling of unity deriving from numerous similarities in a culture, frequent contacts and a certain community of interests
    and i am against the animals causing social,cultural,economical damage to my society
    i am proud to be tribal and i am proud of my tribal anccestors who had tought us to fight against people like u,anti-social behaviours.
    do have self respect and do avoid over-confidence.
    no need to say “mind it”
    u r already minding it
    “truth is always bitter”
    do learn to accept it dont try to hide it by ur bolbachchangiri

  138. VINIT Oct 16, 2008 at 2:21 pm #

    vinit’s dad
    enter ur real name here and u r most welcome
    and i am inviting you
    if u want i can personally show u who is who’s dad
    you can meet me anytime
    (do bring people from azamgadh )
    JAY HIND!
    JAY MAHARASHTRA!!

  139. sohan Oct 16, 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    none other than RAJ SAHEB stood behind restigated workers of jet airways
    now others will say that this is a political stunt!
    but the workers themself approach to mr.raj (only 20 % of them were marathi)
    i salute RAJ SAHEB

  140. sohan Oct 16, 2008 at 3:18 pm #

    i am also tribal
    i support ur stand
    i doubt The Makron will understand the meaning of a tribal or not

  141. sohan Oct 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm #

    great comment so far!
    BHAIYYAS , i request you to read Akshata’s comment

  142. sohan Oct 16, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    now look at ur leaders !!!!!!!!!!!!
    i wonder how AMAR SINGH is not commenting on jet issue?
    (oh! he must be busy in BHACHHAN’S ……..)
    and where is ur favorite ABU AAZAMI?
    (he must be busy in AZAMGADH….verry happening place)
    and where is SANJAY NIRUPAM?(he must be busy watching big boss and expecting wild card entry)

  143. Meenakshi Oct 17, 2008 at 1:36 am #

    I guess the coward Jet employees went to coward Raj for help because only Raj can violate regulations and our constitution. Even the labour ministry declared that Jet had not violated any rules by laying off employees on probation. For that matter of fact, when you sign the employment contract, you understand that the employer has a right to terminate you during probation without stating any reasons thereof. So by grounding flights and threatening Jet in Maharashtra, Raj purely violated rules. And he was there to stand by Jet employees only to get publicity from people. Cowards often mix with cowards who dictate terms. And I’m surprised that Raj supported 80% non marathi employees! I thought he would be more than happy to get them kicked out of Maharashtra. What a traitor to his own words. So now when Air India has also laid off its employees in a more subtle way, will Raj walk upto Praful Patel and ground AI flights? What does he mean by saying so? Lay his body at the wheels? Or hijack the flight and land it in Pakistan instead? Or pelt stones which MNS is so famous for – but alas, nothing will help! MNS and it’s leader Raj Thackeray are no less then Bin Laden- just glamour and gibberish talking for the heck of it!

    What I still don’t understand is why did all marathi people not feel downtrodden all these years? To be more precise, mumbaikars never felt threatened all these years. Did the risisng start Mr Raj make you feel “poor little left out” one fine day using derogatory comments and methods? Has anyone seen the way MNS brutally beats innocent people who work hard? Has anyone witnessed how their “disgusting” behaviour with women? Has anyone realised how harmful these MNS are as anti-social elements? Frankly, I doubt MNS is Indian by nature and respect any of the Indian culture. If they respect the so called “marathi- culture” then I doubt I would want to call myself a Maharashtrian. I don’t think marathi culture calls for violence and derogatory comments and threatening people’s life every now and then.

  144. vijay [ jai maharashtra] Oct 17, 2008 at 4:39 am #

    hey makron…!!! ur taking it personally….i think u r qiute angry..so cooking this stories..!!
    i think this story is belong to u..therefore u hav no guts to say with real name and email..same as Bhiyya people..!! all we know…u r proving u urself as ‘fattu’ by this skill of writing..!!

    Be A Mard…!!!..answer questions by proper writing..!!..

  145. sohan Oct 17, 2008 at 8:38 am #

    Meenakshi ,
    ur comments are so childish
    please dont share what u r understanding and what not………
    i can easily proove u wrong!
    1)union labour ministry never said that”Jet had not violated any rules by laying off employees on probation”………they were not at all ready to interfare in this matter saying that this is their (jet) own problem!
    2)air india is not planning to “laid off its employees in a more subtle way” (as per ur comment)……………AIR INDIA is not a private company and mr.prafful patel is not the chairperson of it.it is a government body (dont u know that?)
    even the jet employees are thanking RAJ SAHEB.
    3)talking about marathi culture,marathas were the one who fought against MOGHULS AND BRITISH so bravely and that is why you will often find forts of SHIVAJI MAHARAJ are damaged badly in wars unlike palaces in rajasthan where RAJPUTS gave up their shrine to attackers(except MAHA RANA PRATAP)
    so it is in the blood to fight for justice !
    i support mr.raj for his stand .
    one more thing,
    just dont support me reading above things ….u first verify my statements and then think of it.

  146. Meenakshi Oct 17, 2008 at 10:00 am #

    For once, I don’t attack anyone personally cos we all have a right to speech. I don’t have to justify my statements here, cos this blog is to express one’s own opinion.
    OK AI is a government body and hence Mr Praful Patel has shouted wide and loud that the employees won’t be retrenched but can go on a leave without pay. Isn’t that equivalent to saying you’re laid off for those many years? Mr Patel is not the chairman, so similarly Raj is not the chairman of Jet to glorify that he will ground Jet planes! Give me a break, it is pure publicity. Jet employees and Raj both are losers in life in my opinion. Jet employees have themselves agreed to be terminated during probation while signing the employment contract.
    No one is paying Jet to suffer losses and if the conditions won’t improve, the entire aviation industry will be shut down. Then will Raj start his own airline and pay all airline staff? And as to your statement, what justice are the maharashtrian fighting for right now? LIke someone said long earlier in this blog, don’t glorify the past of Shivaji Maharaj, etc for the present. Shivaji maharaj DID NOT PELT STONES or cause violence or passed derogatory comments against fellow INDIANS. All Raj supporters are behaving as if other non marathi are some alien from planet mars! If you get a good opportunity to work in another state, wouldn’t you move ahead? what justice are you fighting for? And why did you realise that you were discriminated on the very day Raj Thackeray started shining as a hero for unjust reasons? Don’t you have a good job? A good living? So what if Mumbai is dirty and populated? It is not only because of north indians… It is because of everyone like you and me. If you think you want to do something good for your culture, why not do productive work? Why not set up a NGO to promote art, culture, literature, social service? Why just sit at home and just justify fanatics?
    Again, I have no personal thoughts against you, I am free to opine just as you are.
    Love my India 🙂

  147. Vishal-(RAJ THAKREY-THE SHITLER) Oct 19, 2008 at 8:52 pm #

    Wow!!!
    How can anybody on this earth could like this menace “The Raj Thakrey” in other words he want to become Hitler of his time, but lemme make it very clear he is non other then SHITLER.

    His record in Maharashtra Police is not even clean. Do people understand what the word “clean” means in social terms? We can find these kinda people everywhere start from our school-not to mention sneaky bomby kinda guys we use to see.
    Then in our college-hmmm kinda people creating fuss in everything.
    SO this RT kinda disease is everywhere.
    Now let me come back to our Maharashtra’s Mr Shitler.
    This guy has not taken care of his parents in old times he uses to abuse them; his own wife disregards him phew!!! I learned one thing during my school days that if you want to be a good person in society then u have to me a good person in your family first. Your family is your anchor.
    When you ask Mr Shitler that what exactly he wants in His Maharashtra he himself dont know he just want to rule the state and sad part is people inside this state are so foolish that in spite of having their own education, knowledge, common sense etc etc. they still admire this weed. In hindi unki Phatt ti hai.
    Attacking people, blaming bachans, screwing others happiness, I mean all negative deeds he is carrying, in one soul. I think he needs some mental treatment serious treatment I must say.
    Now lets talk about Maharshtra Navnirman Sena-MNS. Does he know what this word means? People inside this so call sena must be highly qualified doctors, engineers, CAs, Teachers.what???? Can u repeat what u said??? What a joke? Can I see the list of MNS candidates and their education profile? No I cant cause these are the people who dont have anything to do their own, they are not good for anything in the society so they joined some sena and wanna live their life on the party earnings.
    I know people reading this corner must be having lots of comments on my blog.
    You are welcome!!!
    Vishal-Indian

  148. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 4:38 am #

    u people always do …jai maharashtra – jai maharshtra……..when u get a reply in ur language then u come to Jai hind……..u b******

  149. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 4:50 am #

    who the hell is Raj Thackarey to remove north indians from mumbai..I think people like Raj Thackarey should be well aware that mumbai is not just bcoz of these marathi people…its bcoz of all of us indians…bcoz of peoples like Raj Thackarey North Indians and Marathi’s are developing hatred against each other and it could led to a big trouble in india in future

  150. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 5:20 am #

    1. i think u should be well aware about who is using bad language.
    We are just expressing our opinions on blogs but Mr. Raj Thackarey is using a typicall bhaigiri language against north indian in front of media. He didnt even bother what he is speaking and where.

    2. Even we know how the maharashtrians are so ..there is no need for u to explain about them.
    They just drink Desi Daroo with the money earned by his wife and enjoy there life in Guttars. However in this case north indians do respect females

    3. I think each and every community has rights to promote their own community.
    I agree that in early 70s only south indians were rulling on the seats of all public and private companys management and executive level bUT THIS WAS BCOZ OF THEIR TALLENT.
    A north indian child from its child hood thinks of being an IAS officer but a marathi child thinks of being a BHAI of mumbai. so this would be very clear wht tallent marathi people have
    90% of IAS & IPS officers are north indians and this is bcoz of there positive attiude towards there goal and bcoz of there tallent.

    4. i think i have already cleared this point before.
    North indians r ready even for a low profile work bcoz they care for there family and THEY DO NOT ASK THERE WIFES TO GO FOR JOB AND FEED THEM.

    YES, I think all u jobless people should go to jail so that u all can depand on jail authorities for ur food and requirement AND NOT ON UR WIFES.

    THANK U…..

    JAI HIND

  151. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 5:28 am #

    Good…….

    this is good…….appreciated

  152. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 6:34 am #

    I think ur r the son of Mr. Raj Thackarey and he is ur father bcoz u speak the language of Raj.

    u are right all north indians have made mumbai like a dustbin and all marathi are guttars
    I think without these people mumbai would not be mumbai…………bcoz north indians do have a major contribution in the progress of mumbai (More than marathi peoples………………….

  153. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 6:53 am #

    Sahi bola ..yeh ****** log apne ghar ko chod ke dusre ke phate main taang dalte hain…….khudke ghar main mahabaharat chalta hai aur dusron ke ghar ki ramayan dekhte hai……..

  154. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 6:56 am #

    i think u r right at some points……..but u should be aware that POLITICIANS KISI KE NAHI HOTE……..WOH LOG APNE MATLAB KE LIYE KISKA BHI GALA KAAT SAKTE HAIN….

  155. Raj Oct 20, 2008 at 7:53 am #

    Good….great………….excellent……………

    thats true indian….

    good job dude….appreciated

  156. Blackband Oct 20, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    I believe most people, anywhere on this planer, are weak fools. Politicians are strong manipulators of the mind. Some play by mind, some by force.
    Ofcourse Raj Thackerey is right. He is right in keeping Marathi dreams alive. So was Hitler. It started the same way to eradicate the Jews who were branded to steal local jobs & business. It did brought Hitler to power and might give Raj the raj.
    I wish Raj all the success and hope he has the same success as Hitler…..and know that history will repeat the rest of fate.

  157. Vishal-(RAJ THAKREY-THE SHITLER) Oct 20, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    Nothing sad then knowing that people still give thought to “religion”.
    I want to ask this gentleman what he knows about Hitler whatever he has is very less to enjoy. Shall I mention how the dictatorship of Hitler ended? It is Maharashtra in India dude not India in Maharashtra. Give some respect to your motherland at least. We have many other issues to fight rather then wasting our time and money on such nerds. Learn some ethics, give some moral values to your thoughts. Whats happening yaar?
    Nobody is stealing no ones job. Why so much of insecurities? Have some guts then struggle hard, study hard and also work hard. Come out from movies Mumbai? Face the reality.
    I dnt like RT coz he betrayed his family, his country and one day he will betray his own Maharashtra.
    Wait and watch!!!
    “Hindi hain hum watan hai, hindustan hamara”

  158. NACHIKET DESHPANDE Oct 20, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    The taxiwallas you talking about is the only category when ppl like mulayam, lalu, mayawati come here and and do rally at shivaji park. Raj is not against all out-sidrs but only to this shit which is making mumbai a shit place. eklavya, have u understood that ground reality? Why this migration in large scale occurring? Who is responsible for this migration? It is clearly the Political Leaders of UP and Bihar who have done nothing for their people in last 60 years since independence and indulged in encouraging caste fights and goons and corruption who are now leaders in Up & Bihar.Why would Aam Aadmi of UP & Bihar leave his home and family and come all the way to Maharashtra? Because, they cannot make a decent living in UP & Bihar.The politicians of UP & Bihar have failed to uplift their living conditions and provided them with no safety and security.Now the same leaders and their media blame Raj Thakeray for his agitation against unchecked migration.Why should Maharshtrians take the brunt for the deliberate neglect by these leaders of UP & Bihar? A Up ite like Kripa Shankar Singh can become a Minister in Maharashtra can a Maharashtrian ever dream of becomming a Minister in UP & Bihar? They will never allow this to happen.Therefore,the shameless leaders of UP & Bihar should first begin to improve the living conditions of their own subjects then criticise Raj Thackeray.They have no moral right to criticise Raj Thackeray.

  159. Indian Oct 20, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    FYI…
    Meenakshi is not North Indian, she is Marathi and she does habe a very good insight of India than y’all

  160. Indian Oct 20, 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    Hmmmmm…
    Nice long thread of actions and reactions. I believe my history became strong right from Medieval India to Modern India.

    No offenses to anyone here, though the derogatory remarks regarding Sri Raj Thackrey and INDIANS (who live in northern part of the sovereign republic of India)were really in bad taste. If I would have to appreciate someone here that would be the creator of the blog and secondly Ms/ Mrs Meenakshi who herself has confessed that she is a Maharashtrian. Hats off to you Meenakshi!! You looked like a true nationalist.

    Practically, no one is wrong in this long thread everyone have his/ her own reasons for his/ her reaction, but how could we be such biased when we talk about Mahrashtrians, UPwaalas, Biharis and chanting Jai Hind at the end. This is mock of patriotism and nothing else.

    Press/ Media is biased… I would have bought this for sure if Media would have shown the counts in terms of Marathis, Biharis, UPwaalas dead in the train bombings separately. They were all Indians who were killed and try and understand this thing people. We are fighting within ourselves and outsiders are reaping benefits, shouldn’t that have been better if Mr. Raj Thackrey would have started a movement against terrorism which probably would have made him a national leader than a regional one. It’s not about Maharashtrians Raj babu it’s about India. Sachin Tendulkar, probably the greatest exemplary of Indian in today’s age is a Maharashtrian who gives a free ticket to a Bihari spectator to watch his matches. Not because he have less people to admire him and ha need to pay people to watch him playing, it is because he knows what a true nationalist mean. When Indian team stood with T20 world cup in a Jharkhand native Captain’s hand, it was not only Bihar, Jharkhand and UPwaalas proud for him. It was all of us Indians who were proud of our boys. The great receiving of the team in Mumbai was greatly appreciated by the whole country, though we remain jealous of Mumbai’s fortune for being selected to receive great Indian warriors.

    We have our India at fire, and don’t tell me if any Marathi Manoos and Mard Maratha were happy to watch blood pooled Delhi during recent bomb blasts. The fight is about India and we need to come out of this topic and think about the country and not the states. I can write thousands of words over here on the same topic, but it’s not worth talked about now. If people as educated (and I’m saying so coz we all now blogging :)) like us would think like that, how come we can expect the “Paanchvi Fail Politicians” (either North, south east or west Indian) when we ourselves are not ready to fume this issue off and start coming together.

    Cheers to all in favor of India and Indianism!!

  161. vineet Oct 20, 2008 at 11:30 pm #

    Raj Thackeray is the worst politician I have ever seen in my entire life…..And to top of it you people from maharshtra are supporting him…why do you guys cry for the Govt and private sectors jobs in Maharashtra….If you know all these jobs are meant for Indians and are achieved by merit.You guys must be having some state level public commission exams.Go through it and find it out.

    Look Raj is bringing this issue into light as the elections are near and he has no other agenda which can give him such limelight and media attention.I feel bad about the fact that a major portion of youth in the state of Maharashtra are influenced by the baseless plots and kayfabe of Raj Thackeray and are participating and invoking violence when they should actually concentrate for the careers.Look even if Raj manages to throw away the north Indians from Maharashtra,he would not be able to arrange jobs for you.You would have to arrange jobs for you by your sincere hard efforts.

    And why do you people curse north Indians so much as you feel they are slum dwellers.Last february I was on a trip to Mumbai…trust me when I say that I found most of them illeterate………North Indians can be of various categories from chatwallas,taxi wallas to the CEO of the MNC’s ..you name it and you will find them ….It is only becuase they know to earn their livlihood and are real intellects.Most importantly they do not fight over regional issue but considers earning their livelihood as the most important priority…and if you guys feel north indians are stealing jobs from you all then feel SHAME ON YOU AS THE NORTH INDIANS FROM BIHAR AND UP ARE SNATCHING JOBS FROM YOUR OWN BACKYARD…FUGURE OUT WHO IS THE BEST…..!

    Vineet
    Sr.Software Engineer
    TCS
    Mumbai

  162. Mi Marathi Oct 21, 2008 at 2:04 am #

    Thaks

  163. Swaraj Oct 21, 2008 at 2:34 am #

    Why cant people understand the real thing before they waste their time on jumping onto unjustified conclusions? I agree that the incidence of beating up Biharis and other north Indian people may paint a wrong picture of a Maharashtrian, but this is the only means and the last resort left. The anger which was there simmering inside each one of our hearts has spilled out. There were various warnings issued by Shri Raj Thackeray earlier asking not to interfere too much into the lives of a Maharashtrian,warning north Indians against pushing us to the wall, but as the saying goes Laton ke bhoot baton se nahi mante’, we had to choose the violent path. There was a huge uproar in the Lok Sabha yesterday condemming Shri Raj on the issue and also asking a ban on MNS, but did atleast one honorary parliamentarian got up to speak against the inhuman slaughtering of innocent Christians? They are alleging that the livelihoods of North Indians are snatched away in Mumbai but nobody said a word when Hindu fundamentalists were on a murdering spree in Orissa and other places. We were not used to living with filth like this earlier when the influx of north Indians was low couple of decades ago but now we have to bear their b***shit behaviour, listen to their gashtly comments, bear their absurd manners and the list goes on and on. Females no longer feel safe on the road thanks to them. I feel there is no other way to tackle this situation which was consistently getting out of control. Mumbai is a prt of Maharashtra which was increasingly forced to transform into a large SEZ where people just come and work here without paying too much heed to the rich culture of the this great city. Mumbai is an integral part of Maharashtra.

  164. Meenakshi Oct 21, 2008 at 2:40 am #

    Well, Well well, we don’t need to explicitly announce how happy we are on the arrest of Raj Thackeray! I’m glad for the first time our politicians pressed for a rightful cause! God bless them for one good deed they’ve performed in the political lifetime! Honestly, I think Raj is a “happening dude” like one of our celeb who gets drunk and bashes innocents on Mumbai Road 😛

    So we’re to see Maharashtra set on fire today, Raj got arrested – does the Ramayan replicate where Shri Hanuman set Lanka on fire? That would be quite stunning and funny. I needn’t express my utter bitterness over creating violence during railway examinations. But, I probably think, Laloo could have had these exams in another state than keep it in Mumbai – a “mental case”. The best way to teach MNS and Shiv Sena a lesson would be to withdraw all economic opportunities from Mumbai – let see it falling just like the Sensex crashing. It’s not in Maharashtra’s or India’s interest, but it’s possibly the best way to hit hard on MNS. Shopkeepers are observing a BLACK day in Mumbai – kudos! Isn’t it interesting to note that we need to suffer economically to teach a political lesson to MNS? And an insider information which I received a couple of days back – Raj Thackeray and Uddhav Thackeray are closely knit ( I’m sure no one is surprised to learn this) In public they like being like the Ambani brothers – obviously for political advantage and glamour.
    Anyway, so I hear news on MNS pelting stones on public transport and creatin riots here and there in Maharashtra. But doesn’t this sound like music to our ears? I guess MNS loves buses or rather can’t find any other productive government assets to destroy 😀 When these guys talk about giving opportunities to the marathi manoos first – I guess what they really need is a job for themselves to stop being idle and causing vandalism. I even think the profession of psychiatrist would fare better than space engineering – these doctors will be able to cure the ailing mind of destruction. Or better still, all our politicians and parties should be enforced to learn the Indian Law and the Constitution with specific brain washing sessions on “how we should not take law in our hand and challenge the constitution especially by giving irrelevant examples”
    Today, my slogan is a little different – Jai Maharashtra Police!

  165. Proud North Indian Oct 21, 2008 at 3:41 am #

    You said about the slums, come to Bhopal, and I will show you all the slums totally filled with the so-called marathi’s, and those living in these slums are not literate, they too are un-educated just like the UP and Bihari’s you are talking about, they too do the same low profile works (house cleaners, sweepers etc.), so stops your unwanted and illogical comments. Point in hand is about the violence done against North Indians, in various educational institutions where a public examination was going on. Now the soo called literate and well cultured, tell me, is this the right attitude? If u say yes, then you too are an educated fool just like those other maharashtrians who were involved in the violence.

  166. aryan Oct 21, 2008 at 3:45 am #

    Hi All of you!!

    I would like to say few things about laloo prasad yadav and raj thackerey. every one saying this why laloo has not conducted the Railway examination elsewhere rather than in mumbai?

    i want to ask all of you isn’t mumbai the part of india?

    if tomorrow someone else says that they will not let you enter into Gurgaon Banglore, New delhi then will you stop your self into entering these states?

    for your information India is for all indian. and same a like Mumbai is for all.

    Mumbai is not of any thackerey dad’s property or either Raj or Balasaheb.

    if We North indians become same like Marathi’s then i am assuring you. all Mumbai or Mahrastra will be in Trouble. Mahrastra doesn’t have sufficent land for cultivation even.

    Mr. Thackerey please fight for the right cause don’t divide Indians. For your information i think your parents or your elders forgot to teach you that you are first an Indian then any other.

  167. Manav Oct 21, 2008 at 3:46 am #

    I just read this blog and saw the huge turmoil between north indians and Marathis. No offence to the marathis but .. if maharashtra is so capable of there own development… then why isnt raj asking for his own small country…(MAHARASHTRA). Why doesnt he MNS asks private sector setup in pune to follow marathi as there official language? Have a own little marathi quota.. in these firms… even start a revolution that computers should only support marathi language..and people should blog in marathi only..lol… Bill gates should learn marathi and create a marathi operating system..lol again..

    No offence but If marathis want such a transition.. please make yourself capable of it.. dont cry(boohoo) that people are snatching our jobs… if you have the balls beat not beat(mar pitai) them in merit…And if you are so good in wrestling .. please win india some medals..

    And those who say that MNS is doing great job by beating poor students..burning taxis… vandalising shops.. I think they should get a little logical. It a political vendetta .. it is not something constructive. There are already so many issues in a common mans life .. Please dont make it more miserable..

  168. Sachin Oct 21, 2008 at 4:03 am #

    Strongly Agree with Mard maratha, the situation herei nmumbai is only because of these UPs & Biharis, word North Indian differs from it, these people are real shit and the time has come to stop them, they are making this mumbai city hell (for them it is heaven) why all UPs want to come to mumbai, it shows that the UP government had done nothing for them that’s why they are running from there (hell), this is a total fault & failure of the UP government and there leaders living in Maharashtra, they must also be kicked off. jai maharashtra.

  169. bakra Oct 21, 2008 at 4:11 am #

    Boss raj y r u making fuss of everything. A group of Bihari youngesters had moved to mumbai to attack only on Raj men/Gundas.This is pakka khabar that these bihari boys are going to aim only those men who say that they are from MNS. so raj bhai beware pl dont start war inside mumbai. next time they can target you also do positive politics you have only one Shiva ji to boast but in bihar their si so many HEROS that u cant even count. You have seen only labour and poor people of bihar not intellectuals and as u r kid for politics also Mr Raj.

  170. bakra Oct 21, 2008 at 4:19 am #

    MR vineet y dont u dare to come to bihar we will show u who we are.

  171. bakra Oct 21, 2008 at 4:31 am #

    All biharis who want to join me send me mail and join me I will train you and send to mumbai to neutralize mns.

  172. Srinivas Oct 21, 2008 at 5:39 am #

    the real reason is not North Indian or Marathi .. it has got to do with political power .

    When Other communities came .. political parties from respective states didn’t come … they did not try and create a vote bank .. also other communites voted for local parties like NCP , Shiv Sena etc … so Maharashtrian got to retain his political space …

    Now with North Indians … Lalu , Mulayam and Mayawati have also come .. North Indians also vote for these parties unlike other communities ….

    Hence Shiv Sena is worried about losing its clout in Mumbai …This is the real reason for all the drama we see ..

    All this talk about Marathi Interest being hurt by others is BULLSHIT ..

    Ask Lalu , Mulayam and Mayawati ,not to contest elections and see how things change

  173. Nilesh Oct 21, 2008 at 5:42 am #

    OHH MODERATOR SO YOU DONT WANT TO SEE OTHER SIDE OF STORY ONLY WHICH ARE AGAINST RAJ THACKEREY WILL BE PUBLISHED,AS YOU HAVE DELETED MY BLOGS NOW JUST WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

  174. Srinivas Oct 21, 2008 at 5:45 am #

    When they need votes …..its HINDUTVA … Boycott Shiv Sena & MNS

    Otherwise .. its Madrasi , Bhaiyya etc ..

    Unfortunately a good party like BJP will suffer in the bargain

  175. Global citizen Oct 21, 2008 at 6:04 am #

    This is in

  176. Global citizen Oct 21, 2008 at 6:08 am #

    This is in reply tpooshkar’s comment onn opposing non-hindi speaking community. Pooshkar remember one thing, I am a Tamilian and I speak one of the oldest languages of the universe. So if you waant me to learn a language(Hindi) which has been nationalised by some of our ancestors on a population basis, I could never do that. Because our’s is a much older and richer language. You MAKE SANKRIT AS OUR NATIONAL LANGUAGE AND ASK TO LEARN THAT, WE WOULD DO IT. bECAUSE IT DESERVES TO BE LEARNT.

  177. Global citizen Oct 21, 2008 at 6:27 am #

    Guyz, we all know that major strength is “Unity in diversity” . Be it a Marathi, a guju, a Tamil or wotever, respect each other’s customs and beliefs. No one can claim ownership over any city, irrespective of its location. See I am a Tamilian, I respect my language and culture.. That doesn’t mean that I don’t respect that of others..After all,said and done I believe that first I am a human being, then an Indian and then a Tamilian.. So guyz respect each other as human beings…Religion , region, caste , creed, language are all man made…..It shouldn’t end up making “man mad”////The most wonderful creation of God is the “human life” We have been gifted with it….no one has the right to tortute or cause pain to his fellow human in the name of wotsoevr….

    Respect every form of life…live it to the fullest…

  178. Saurabh Oct 21, 2008 at 8:05 am #

    Shame….
    Lets help these politicians divide india and let them be Hitlers for their own piece of land. Let us accept that we are getting are brains washed through their speeches.
    OR alternatively, Let us greet jihadis and join terrorism, Lets be brainless like them atleast they do not target a particular cast or a region while target bombings.

    But I have a better option for myself – I need no fame but life. Life for myself, my family and for my loved ones. I will work wherever my destiny will take me to, to earn bread for my family. I am a human being and not an insect……
    I am not scared but sorry for future. Live for your own, just for your own (no caste, no religion, no nationality)

  179. kevin Oct 21, 2008 at 8:11 am #

    I think Mahatama Gandhiji was Indian, father of Nation, why then we all are fighting for states. if Mr. Raj has guts he should fight against pakistan.

  180. Ateet Oct 21, 2008 at 8:30 am #

    Brilliant ! I have by now read a million posts on this topic and this is the most dispassionate logical post I have found. It is clear as daylight that even Raj knows what he does is wrong but he needs to do this to emerge as an important politician in maharashtra and congress’ tacit support now emerges clearly. Chanakyashastra has indeed been rewritten

  181. Eklavya Oct 21, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    First of all rewrite your comments in lower caps. Secondly write something meaningful. If you make insulting remarks to other fellow commentators, you’ll be banned.

  182. North Indian Oct 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm #

    You Marathis, plz tell me that how many marathi industralists have worked for Mumbai.. Let me tell you, it’s almost null.. Mumbai aj Non Marthis ke karan Mumbai bana hai. tata, Ambani, mahindra etc, ne jo yaha kaam kiya hai, marathi logo ko bhi us se rozgar mila hai ya bole to 90% fayda marathi’s ka he hua hai. Again let me tell u again, ki maharashtra mei talent ki bhot kami hai. These marathi’s are neither talented nor hard working but want all the benefits without doing this all. Agar aisa he chalta raha to maharashtra ka haal West Bengal se bhi zyada kharab hoga, jaha aj koi apni company nahi le jana chata. Agar MNS ki problem nahi ati to Nano Car ka project bhi Maharashtra ko milta. But ye baat kuch brainless marathis ko samjhana possible nahi hai ki Maharashtra ka development Marathis ki mehnat se nahi but jo cool environment in terms of politics and climate se mila tha, us par non marathis ki mehnat se hua hai. Ye marathis apne he pair par kulhadi mar lenge and apne state ko backward bana kar he dum lenge.

  183. Hard core maharashtrian Oct 21, 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    I have read all the comments and I feel that having been born, brought up and domiciled in Maharashtra, I must put in my penny’s worth. The Indian constitution allows ppl to settle freely across state borders. One wonders who are ppl like Raj to question this wisdom of our constitution.It is also common to all countries democratic. Raj’s supporters should know that his grand parents came from out of mumbai, so maybe they should be deported back to their villages ( going by his logic, not mine). I wonder whether they have such a poor opinion of Marathi brains that they are afraid that the North Indians will better them in a competitive exam. It is also amazing that Raj has the temerity to question Riberio’s guts- that was really funny. Raj is shit scared of going to Jharkhand for his court appearance and doesnt have the guts to roam the streets of mumbai without security and will surely surround himself with an army of goons if he has to go to Jharkhand. Riberio has more guts in his little toe than the whole MNS.It is obvious Raj is doing thisfor publicity as he is not news without this. Bet you he wont even have the guts to stand for elections in case he loses his deposit.He should be jailed in Jharkhand and that will definitely bring him to his senses.

  184. kevin Oct 22, 2008 at 12:23 am #

    Let me say something more, Mumbai is not made by Maharashtrian, its by all polished peolpe who are educated. I think Marathis are not educated enough to understand what they are doing. If they will remove north Indians and other CASTS then whom they will serve. Finally they need to do job under someone who know how to run business.

  185. Varun Oct 22, 2008 at 1:44 am #

    Mr Marathi Man,Do you thinnk that mumbai’s prosperity is just because of marathi manoos …. people from all over india had contibuted for yearws to make mumbai what it is noew , we all are re proud of what mumbai is is think of it if all the north indians stopo to support marathis what will they do , all the wheat and creales are from punjab and haryana …this is insane i a,

  186. Pallavi Oct 22, 2008 at 1:54 am #

    I absolutely agree with what you have to say. People like Raj Thackrey should be put behind bars or better still hanged. What does he think of himself? Some nation-moving leader or a savior of the Maharashtrians? And what’s with the Marathis, have they lost their brains, have they forgotten they are first Indians and then Marathis, Gujaratis or whatever. How can they turn so violent against their own countrymen, who come to Mumbai to earn a livelihood, sometimes even unwillingly.
    What should the so called north Indians do if their own city or state have fewer options to earn bread and butter? And if that is the case, I’m sure there are many Maharashtrians who are scattered all over India (even in North India) to make a living, also should be attacked and be driven back to their native state.
    Raj Thackrey is doing all this just to create a vote bank, can’t you get it? He cares a damn about Marathis or the developement of Mumbai. It’s just a publicity stunt, so what if it is at the cost of few innocent lives.
    Fine, we understand that Mumbai’s ever-swelling population and failing infrastructure is a matter of concern. And that both the state as well as the central government should rack their brains to come out with a sensible solution.
    May be some quota can be created for Maharashtrians in governmnet jobs within the Mumbai jurisdiction.
    In fact the only long term solution is to create many more Mumbais all across India. Otherwise, people like Raj Thackrey will continue to find instances to spread vandalism and attacking innocents.

  187. Nilesh Oct 22, 2008 at 2:10 am #

    Many people came to mumbai earned a lot made houses but they didnt bring politics or formed thier own political parties.
    In my view, any Indian who can be gainfully employed & respects local laws, culture & standards of living is always welcome in a new city/state. If UP/Biharis migrate in hoards, live illegally in ghettos and indulge in crime then the resistance from locals is natural. The provision in Indian constitution that allows free movement of labor must be revisited & should be made conditional. The conditions can be debated. This will reduce the burden on civic resources of overly congested cities.
    Recently i went to hanging garden with my wife i was not able to stroll there for even half hour the garden was literally full of north indians with starved eyes next i went to worli seaface it was the same scene over there.
    Secondly why laloo doesnt recruit maharashtrians in railways. why this partiality?
    when laloo can create rukus for few people from his state for injustice then why not Mr.Raj thackerey would do for his state? what is wrong with it ?he is just fighting for thier rights. Nothing was being solved calmly,issues like marathi sign boards & migrants taking local jobs etc etc,so he did it with a bang and people have given proof yesterday(21/10/08) that they are with him.The active leaders of MNS from all over maharashtra and mumbai were in police custody and some remaining were underground then from where did this crowd came from ? Dear readers this was common man on streets who couldnt take it anymore.no one can take beatings for wrong cause.A solid grudge has created among the locals as media (all Hindi and some English channels) declared marathi manoos as a villain, in his own state for fighting for his rights and gave him a name of MNS worker,no, it was just a common man and this is the start of a new revolution.
    Now you decide who is feeling insecured? Locals or migrants ?
    Before it were locals so there was no issue let the things go as they were going And now it is migrants so there is a big issue cause one cant afford to loose a hen that lays golden eggs, so not only north Indians but all the people who feel they dont belong to Mumbai are feeling insecured
    If laloo has something for his people then why doesnt he do something for them so that they dont have to go in other states to earn.instead he backs them to do so.none of the leaders in north who are filthy rich have done anything for people.
    north indian man says “hamari pachaas acre jameen hai gaon me” and its barren so whats the use ?
    they come to mumbai work like donkeys,away from thier loved ones away from thier wives for years (poor she).And he gets frustrated,there no peace of mind. and after many years he goes to gaon and greets his wife with a deadly virus and some false stories of his happiness, and returns,leaving his loved ones to die physically or mentally,what a pity.
    and the resposible person mr laoo yadav will have to suffer for all this as he is the one who is being cursed,poor people, why live such a life? just for few bucks.
    this is the scene of every state not only maharashtra north indians have made a crowd in every part of india
    Mumbai is beautiful and let it be beautiful
    Jai Hind Jai Maharashtra

  188. Saurabh Oct 22, 2008 at 2:30 am #

    Really appreciate your sensibility….. and it is not even a matter of ANY Raj to stand for us. it is a matter of us. It is really challenging your own identity. Who am I….an Indian first, a human being first, or belongs only to a state. No one is cutting your wings to cross borders if you have capability….then why we cutting them ourselves….. we should stop supporting these types of cowarding activities. Stop even discussing about these petty things

  189. bakra Oct 22, 2008 at 5:56 am #

    True Friend You are 100 percaent right I agree with you, thats y I said Marathis r good not these GOONDAS OF mns.

  190. abc Oct 22, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    It would be better if Raj use non voilence way to solve the problem.

  191. Eklavya Oct 22, 2008 at 10:40 am #

    Nilesh that’s the way to raise your points. I may disagree with you but I feel this is the way Marathi people should express their concern. The polite, and logical way without insulting other people.

  192. Eklavya Oct 22, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    Dear friend, Don’t repeat the same mistake committed by Raj Thackeray and his supporters. No personal comments on the caliber or talent of Marathi people. Despite having bitterness in my heart owing to recent incidents, I still feel that average Marathis are still the simple, down-to-earth and very honest people. Their love for India is unquestionable.

  193. Sammy Oct 22, 2008 at 11:29 am #

    I am a comman person with a feeling of sadness as i read the news of navnirman sena and shiv sena being unjustifed to there own contrymen.It is sad to see how the hard work of social reformers is being washed off by the great and powerful shiv seniks and the NNS

    .Are they really concerned or are they repeating the history by sowing the seeds of differences.Reminds me of’Divide and rule!’It makes me think if these leaders are they really concerned about the comman man.I understand the issue of mumbai being overpopulated.But by interfering with right to freedom,the powerful and knowledgable siv seniks and navnirman sena are not setting an example of an ideal poltician.They should use their powers to improve the quality of living of a mumbaite.An ideal leader takes with him/her everyone and moves furthur.I only would like to know if these people who want to improve the quality of lives of their family members and if some elderly member of the family or a sick member of the family seem to be a hurdle,will they throw them away?I know this example is not compeletely suitable to the situation and that the community they want to move out is neither weak nor sick.The community they don’t want if taken togather can fulfil dreams of more progress of mumbai.

    I have been moving around the world and realised that the picture of Mumbai can bee changed by the people who love it.So these leaders can demand speedy progress,create recreational centres in mumbai and make it better place.I request leaders to stop dicrimination or else many other communities may start realising that these leaders as a threat to them.So i request the editor to kindly carry my opinion to my country men.Also that Mr.Amitabh Bachan is a jewel of our country with whose name India is also identified in so many counties.He is not only a U.P’ite but an ambassodor of India.So respect him.Staying away from county makes me feel this more as I see it quite often.In some countries I say that I come from India and they immediately say country of Mr.Amithabh and Shrukh Khan.

  194. Jadhav Oct 22, 2008 at 12:04 pm #

    Negative things are more appealing to humans then positive things, hatred has become more powerful and gets attention easily, hence politicians have used this human behaviour as their tool which has led to politics of hatred. Raj who is trying to establish himself as a politician is also using this politics of hatred. I want to ask Mr Raj and all those so-called Marathi manoos on this website, if you really want to do something, can you expel all the illegal Bangladeshis / Pakistanis from Mumbai ? If you do this, this will be a great relief to the infrastructure because these are the ppl who kill innocents. Because you don’t have guts to fight these people, you have chosen a soft target, who is poor and doesn’t retaliate, you own brother “North Indian” ?

    Marathi manoos jaaga ho.

  195. Ruler Oct 22, 2008 at 12:43 pm #

    You Idiot Marathi Man. Raj Thackeray should be compared to Rakhi Sawant, Just to be in lime light. F*** Off

  196. Ruler Oct 22, 2008 at 12:45 pm #

    Raj Thackeray shoukld be compared to Rakhi Sawant, Just to be in lime light. Fuck Off

  197. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    nachiket deshpandhe, your thougts are very great, kya kahu tume pata nahi per ek baar maharastra ko bihar or bihar ko maharastra ki jagah rakh lena fir sochna or haan neta galat hai vo kya kar rahe he galat he sahi hai tum jante ho hum bhi or unko hum tum hi banate hai or ye kahna ki maharastra me sarkaar badia chal rahi hai to tum dekh sakte ho or haan maharastra se mumbai ko nikal de to maharastra me kuchh nahi rahe jata hai or mubai apne climate, geographical prospectus or bollybood ki vajah se hai log isi vajah se mumbai aana chahte hai or raha govt job ka toh koi bhi kahi bhi job kar sakta hai or kitne log maharastra se up or jagah per kaam ke liy aate hai kyun? mere home town me 30 saal se maharastra ke log rahe rahe hai kyun jab maharastra itna buland hai, yaha sawal is baat ka nahi hahi deshpande ki kaha ameeri hai or kaha gareebi, sawal hai ki jo ho raha hai vo sahi hai , sahi tarika hai, ya hindustaan ko or kai desh me bat dena chahiye, pata hai ye lower class or middle class or forth ke liy baat hai, agar yahi IAS or PCS ki post hoti ya fir koi or upper class job. nachiket tumare liy ab tak kitna fayda hua hai or hone wala hai or tum kitna maha rastra or india kliy kar chuke ho or kitna karna chahte ho ya soch rahe ho….kudh ko pure desh ka neta banne ke socho ek area ka nahi , ese hi to har desh fight kar rahe hai kyun vo keval desh ke liy hi sochti hai pure world ke liy nahi . fir bahar ka terrerism galat nahi hai vo bhi apne haq ke liy fight ker rahe hai, unka bhi apna tarika deek hai jo bhasha logo ko samjh me aati hai vo vahi samjhate hai. so sabhi angle se socho agar kuchh life me shikh paye ho to. i want to say that i am looking for tribal instincts guys and i wanna to meet them, i am normal guy very common.but hum sab ko bina vias hue kuchh karna hae. or tatya tope or shivaji or rani laxmi bai kahi bahar se nahi aaye or hum unko pujte hai hame fakra hai unper aage hum kis per fakra karenge unki kis pidhi per fakra karenge,

    jana gana maan adhinayak jaya hai ,
    bharat bhgya vidhata,
    punjab sindh gujraat maradha ,
    dravid utkal banga.
    sayad isme marado ka naam aata hai or har indian or bachcha har din school me, har saal 15 august, 26 january, 2 oct, or bhi kafi festiv me log gaate hai badhe fakra se , sayad bihar or up me bhi gaya jata hai, to kya sab log pagal hai , deshbakti dhokha hai, mere ko nahi pata kya hona chiye per me aaj se jaan gaan maan nahi gaunga agar gaunga to bina maradha ke.

    thanks pls reply me

  198. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    yaha hum apas ki ladai nahi ladh rahe hai dost . ladhai hai desh ki garima ki hamare indian sanskaaro ki. please dont take it personal, haan ek indian hone ke nate tum kaho jo ho raha hai desh me aaj galat hai . jai hnid. jana gana maan……………..

  199. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    i aaprciate ur thoughts….
    jana gana maan……….. jai hind

  200. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    sachin aap kaha tak padhe hue ho or kya kar rarte ho… unko pasand na karna alag baat hai but sambidaan se mile rights per ugli karna galat hai… agar appko lagta hai unko vaha nahi aana chiye aapne jisneta ko chuna hai usko bolo agar raz thakhre ko choona hai is kaam ke liy to appko yaha koi excuse dene ki jaroorat nahi hai ,kyunki app apne liy sahi ho, jab vo log itna badha kaam apke liy kar diye hai or excuse nahi dena chate to aap kyun ? or haan agli baar se national anthem mat gana keval jai maharastra …. kyunki india me UP bihar bhi aata hai ……..

  201. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    thanks i think u r right bollybood gujraat ki vajah se hai or baki sab jante hai… sawal is baat ka nahi hai sawal unki sab or desh ki soch ko badalne ka hai or politics or politician ko badalne ka hai

  202. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    hamare president ka koi role nahi isme na primeminister ka sayad hum kis desh me ji rahe hai kya ho raha hai sab hamare sapno ka hamare future ka , hamare generation ka kya hoga aage?

  203. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    hello mard maradha, hru i dont know tumne upper kya likha hai or kya kahna chahte ho but baat itni si hai …
    ek aadmi ke 4 son hai or pahle bete ke ek santaan , dusre ke bhi ek , per theesre ke do or chhote ke bhi do tab dada ne kaha ki property ko six part me divide kar do per jo ek ek bete the unhone kaha kyun keval chaar part me karo uske liy eklote bete kya karenge apne haq ke liy…. mard marath jawab dena, or tum apne ko dada beta ya baap me kuchh bhi maan lena or bete me iklota bhi maan sakte ho , ghar me kaise decide karoge please tell me, mere ghar bhi yahi problem hai please answer de do kaise kya karna hai….

  204. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    thanks a lot dost , hru, kya kahu i love you. mene tumara comment pura nahi padha but jitna padha usne bata dia tum kya ho kaun ho, i dont know aage kya karna hai agar tum chaho to bahut kuchh ho sakta hai bus is soul ko bachaye rakhna….. mere ko nahi pata me dobara is blog per aa punga ya nahi but ……. thanks a lot

  205. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    hi eklavya, if u r indian or is ladai ko katm karna chahte ho to sayad hame aage ana hoga hum kaise contact kare i dont know but mail id ke thruogh

  206. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 2:30 pm #

    raj rude hone se kuchh nahi hoga unki soch ko jang lag gaya hai, please dont mind mere ko bolna padh raha hai bell gadhi ke neeche agar kutta chalne lage to vo samjhta hai vo bell gadhi chala raha hai… please jo mumbai ki sachchai hai vo hai usko koi nahi badal sakta …….. na raj tum or na mard maradha so please desh ko badalne ki socho nahi badal sakte to pahle kudh ko badalne ki socho…

  207. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 2:44 pm #

    thanks great indian and great thoughts

  208. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm #

    hello dear ,sayad tum padhe likhe lagte ho sayad itne good logic koi well educated person hi de sakta he, vaise tumari is soch se maharastra ek desh me devide ho jae like kashmir deek rahega. tum kya sochte ho kashmir ki ladhai desh itne saalo se ladhta aa raha he or kitne hi logo ko kurbaan karta aa raha hai sirf isliy ki jameen na chali jae ,nahi.. desh ki garima ekta, akhandta bani rahe isliy…uske liy hi ab tak kitne jawan o ne kurwaniyaan di hai , haan kurwaniyaan un logo ne bhi di hai jo kasmir ko apne kabje me karna chahte hai ….. per unka tarika or soch dono galat hai , or vo kisi ek terrerist ko rahne ke liy or khane ke liy kitni jagah or paisa chiye per fir bhi vo terrorism badha rahe he kyun? vo bhi apne hisab se sahi kar rahe hai or vo log bhi tum se jada padhe likhe hai…….

  209. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    good reply… but dont stop disscussion .. carry on and try to find out d where is problem, you know we are treated as second class or third class ,it means problem compitiion ki hai i am better than you and i m best one ………. ye class room se leker ek job tak chalta hi rahta hai or usko dil me leker bedh jana is not fair…. do bhai or bahan bhi i am better than you or you are second class person.,.. two sister say that my husband is ceo or company and other one say my husband is a normal employee …. dono me ladai honi hi hai per uska kya matalab hai ki jab koi tumare ghar aaye to uski sari CEO giri nikal do yani tum kudh soch rahe ho they best worker or forth class worker than you…..

    sayad hame desh bachana chiye naki apni ego ko okkkkkkkkkk

  210. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm #

    hi nilesh, mere ko ye batao agar koi problem hai india me sayad unhi ko solve karne ke liy hum neta banate hai or neta apni baat parliament me rakhte hai or ek usper bahas hoti hai or solution aata hai.. agar baat vaha nahi suni jati hai toh apke neta ko dusre neta ko blame karna chiye bolna chiye, nahi bolte politics ke chakker me, or haan aaj tak kisi neta ne raj thakre ke alava kisi ne nagriko ke liy nahi bola, blaim kia, ki bangali bahut bure hote hai or shit hote hai na ye kaha ki tamil or kannadi or marathi log ese hote hai….. tumara neta agar itna strong hai power full hai joki court or kanoon se bhi takra sakta hai to usko sara kanoon badalne me kitna time lagega or vo sahi hai to kanoon kyun nahi badlega………. power jaha use karne ke liy hoti hai vahi use karni chaiye…..maharastra me koi terrrorist nahi pahuch gaye the jo esa hua ………..power thi mns me to test paper ko hone se sokte , jaise ek movie ko release hone se soka jata hai, vaha public ko pita nahi jata agar koi movie pasand na aaye to ya kisi se dushmani nikalni ho , ki public movie kaise dhekhne aayi ,maro salo ko,,,,,,,,,,,,, k so pls change your mind and desh ka bhala socho or apna…. maharastra jitna apka hai utna mera. india me apka state chhodh ker baki india mera or mera state chhodhker baki india tumara sayad mere pass to mera ghar bhi nahi hai permanent to india mera kaise hoga. state me har koi bolega mera distt chhodhker pura state tumara or disstt me mera tahsil chhood ker pura tahsil tumara or tahsil me mera block chhodh ker pura block tumara or block me mera ghar chhodh ker pura bock tumara…. mera toh ghar hi nahi permanent tohh india toh mera hai hi nahi … i am not an indian… kaha jau samajh nahi aata bata dena nilesh ji… thanks

    jana gana maan …………. mratha………….

  211. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm #

    thanks a lot pallavi really thanks its a indian spirit……….. jai sai nath….
    kal ko ye ye bhi kahenge ki sirdi log kyun jate hai north indian sai to maharastian hai , kyun pooja karte ho ….. humare pass vaise hi job nahi hai kaam nahi hai or tum log itni sari wishes mang ke le jate ho ……………… i think next fight raj thakre ka isi per hona chhiye

  212. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm #

    hum bhi jante hai dost kaun befkoof ban raha hai sare drame me …….. but god bless them

  213. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    hard core maharastrian thanks for giving new views….. you know maharastra me ek b.com pass ko job mil jata hai or vo koi professional course bhi nahi karta, baide bidhae job mil jata hai , bina paisa spend kiye or bahar ke log aaker comptition badha de to, kaun bura nahi manega…

  214. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:06 pm #

    roti hi ki ladhai ladh sakte he tum or koi nahi tabhi to politician tumare ko noch noch ke kha rahe hai or tum roti ki hi ladhai me lage ho . mera kahna ka matlab hai ki roti ki ladhai ke sath sath desh ki , politician ki ladhai bhi laro………..unke khilaaf aawaz udha

  215. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    hello bakra , pls shivaji ko include mat karo comment do ji bhar ke but open ur mind and take non violence action , come out on screen or stage with together………. tc bye

  216. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:24 pm #

    hi manav thanks , tumne deek kaha ek common man ki life me bahut si esi baateen hai jo karne ki hai or unko sudharne ki hai, life me jo struggle karna padhta hai vo har koi janta hai, forth class ki job or marathi language issue ke alva sare issue solve kar chuka raj thakre agar haan to deek kia bihar or up walo ke sath agar nahi to apni akal bech khai sabne kya ……….

  217. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    thanks aryaan …
    ajadi se pahle kisi property koi jagah hogi but ajadi ke baad nahi or …… jaise ki taj mahal or lal quila usper keval delhi walo ya agra walo ka hi haq nahi hai sare hindustaan ka hai.

  218. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:39 pm #

    jab usko riha kar dia tab se mera dimag kharab hai

  219. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    right, black band, mashaallah tum ko hitler ka baap hona chahiye… kitna kushi ho raha he, tumare ghar ka choola vahi jala raha hena, hitler ki tarah dusre state me jaker maro logo fir ………… sayad nani yaad aa jaegi….. kalyug hai maloom hai or devil ravan or hitler banker nahi aayenge tumare roop me ayenge……….

  220. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 4:51 pm #

    thnaks…. dekh lo sab log kisi padhe likhe ke views kaise hote hai…

    hum bulbule hai iski , ye gulsitaan hamara.

    khooob ladhi mardani vo to jhashi wali rani thi thanks again dost tc

  221. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    you are fabulous , tum politics join kar sakte ho… tumare tgoughts bilkul ek clear hai koi bahas nahi kar sakta agar koi mindless nahi hai to……. thanks i love my india….. come out and please save india and indian morals and ethics please

  222. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    kuchh hazam nahi hua kya kahna chati ho ….. mere do dost non maharastra hai or unke parents are from maharastra but thier parent are marathi known but mere dost nahi jante ab kya vo marathi kahalange ….. yadi haan to hum sab bhi adam or eve ki aulad hai kyun? hena………….

  223. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 5:17 pm #

    mene to abhi tak koi vote dia hi nahi to mera neta kaun hua
    ? or fir primeminister tumare kaun se hai mere to manmohan singh hai or president ka bhi bata dena mere to prathibha patil hai …… are tumara prime minister non marathi ….? raj thakre ko bolo or hatao…….

  224. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 5:21 pm #

    sahi kaha jet airways me 80%non marathi ko bachaker unohne job seats fill kar li but govt job ki kuchh seats ke liy logo ko itna pita or upper se ye tebar……

  225. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    sayad vo upper level or high class job thi , or marathi logo ko raz thakre unka mirror dhikhana chahte he ki vo kin kin job ke liy applicable hai…. rokna tha to keval marathi guys ki job rokte dum nahi tha na keval unki job rokne ka tabhi sab ki job rokni padhi, political issue nahi he to kya hai , non marathi 80%ki job ko save kyun kia? ya airhostess jada masoom lagi bihar ke gyus se

  226. atomo Oct 22, 2008 at 5:36 pm #

    terrorism unki nazar se dhekho galat nahi hai ok vaise hi dusro ki nazar se bhi dhekho kya galat hai kya nahi …. vo bhi ek terrorism hi hai bus goli chalni baki hai or logo ka marna… are marna to suru ho gaya pawan ……
    terrorism kya hai sayd nahi jante litte bhi terrorist me hi aate hai, asam me china ke kuchh log bhi terrorist hi hai ok…. or haan azam garh is a place in up or tumne isliy kaha ki vaha abhi terrorist activity hua tha but azamgarh ke log nahi he terrorsit or vaha rahne wale balki koi vaha terrorist rahe raha tha…..muslim bhai sab deek hai bus tumara dimag thodha dhikane nahi hai

  227. Ashish Oct 23, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Please understand the stance taken by Mr. Raj Thackery and why?

    1. He has never said that, no outsider has got authority to stay in Maharashtra or Mumbai, it has been completely misinterpreted. He said anyone who stays in Mumbai or Maharashtra has to respect the local culture and language.. I don’t think it is asking for too much, is it? Can u speak in Tamil Nadu with any one in Hindi and get a response? You don’t. It is easy to point fingers to others and create a halo around self.

    2. He has targeted Bihari’s and UP-iets in Maharashtra: Can you all answer why they are also target in Andhra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal and Nagaland? Why are you all being selective in terms of Mumbai? Is it because it offers more opportunities than these states? THe other communities are also staying in Mumbai, why is it that Raj T has not raised queries against them?
    He has targeted them because:
    a. They do not respect Maharashtrians nor the language
    b. They are the highest source of criminalization of the city (According to the police reports)
    c. They do not respect law in the city and a re law to themselves
    d. They drive 10-15 auto’s per permit in the city (Official government report)
    e. Maximum of UP and Bihari criminals who are wanted in thier states land up in Mumbai and start their operations.
    f. They have formed cartel for : Hawkers, Peddlers, Job seekers taking basic rights of the mumbaikar’s to carry out the above.
    g. When asked to mend their ways, they gang up and challenge and are ready to fight with the locals
    h. “Chatth Pooja” is no more a religious ceremony in Mumbai, there are dance shows and political rallies and show of strength created by ex-shiv sainik Sanjay Nirupam.
    i. Each of them who comes to Mumbai is responsible for the creation of new slums and thus creation of land mafia

    There are more points which i will mention over a period of time, you all seemed to be mis-guided and misinformed, who said that Raj T broke SC’s verdict or directions?

    He has abided by each notification, which was served against him, one of it was “not to speak in public functions for almost two months”, he spoke after the directive was removed.

    He was ordered not to move outside Mumbai, he accepted and followed he dictate for two months till it was revoked.

    Will you agree that someone comes to your house, starts nefarious activities and then if he starts threatening in Public? Will you agree if the same person starts retorting to you that he will break your bones? What will be your reaction to it, say that please come over break all my bones?

    How many of you intelligent guys and girls have bothered or reacted to what Abu Azim, Amar Singh and people like Lallo said?

    How many of you have questioned the logic why these people come to India even after 60 years of Independence ? What have People like Lallo or Amarsingh done for their own state? What opportunities do they have over in their own states?

    It is ridiculous to be future of India without any reasoning. When you point finger at anyone also observe that other four fingers are pointing at you. I expected certain intelligent debate, but it seems that “Raj T” bashing is becomeing a fashion in India . No one says anything against Mr. Karunanidhi’s or for that matter Congress government wherein they both mentioned “Bhagwan Ram does not exits”. It’s shameful that in this country 80% population (Hindus) have got no say, Goondaraj of people of UP and Bihar has the say…

  228. Raj ka dushman Oct 23, 2008 at 2:42 am #

    RAJ Beta, Mumbai kise ke BAAP ke nahi hai, tere baap ke bhi nahi…..samza…..!!!!

  229. Rajesh Oct 23, 2008 at 2:43 am #

    Not sure about what RAJ is trying to do….may be he is right!!!!

  230. Meenakshi Oct 23, 2008 at 3:01 am #

    So RT is out on bail! We realise there’s so much glamour revolving around RT, that the great Chandrayaan mission also got 2nd place in the news yesterday and today. Chandrayaan is something more worthy to talk about for one day atleast, leaving RT aside and the endless drama behind him. The best part of the whole drama I like was his lawyer claiming that RT himself wasn’t a part of all the violence. Lol! That’s a funny statement… Do we need more?
    Talking of RT, the violence in Bihar (if the media is to be believed) was equally condemnable. Is this India or a terror squad? Earlier labour unions would call strike for anything and everything, now citizens take law in hand for anything and everything. Worst still, they will retaliate by destroying public property (which is anyway bare minimum in India, once they’re lost, public transport will probably be grounded till next millennium) One bad thing about repetition of violence in India is because of slow judicial and less stringent procedures. People get away from punishment due to influence and bribe and then commit the same violence again. I wouldn’t say RT is responsible wholly for the violence in Bihar, but he did provoke. Ultimately, India’s image is suffering. But who cares? Our politicians want that to happen… It doesn’t matter taking a few innocent lives. However, by playing a blame game and getting glamour, they definitely get the power – the power to rule the state, and dictate their terms. So much so for power! Why isn’t our Constitution ever amended to prescribe the bare minimum requirement for being a politician and strong codes of ethics?

  231. Eklavya Oct 23, 2008 at 3:29 am #

    Rakhi is far better. She does not provoke people to fight with their own countrymen.

  232. mard maratha Oct 23, 2008 at 3:50 am #

    First of all, let me clarify one thing for non-maharashtrians living in Maharashtra & India.

    North Indians means only & only UP & Bihar as per Raj & Marathis.

    The channels/Media are misleading the people living in North Indian states.

    Raj or Marathis have no problem whatsoever from people from Indian States (minus UP & Bihar).

    People of Chandigarh, Assam etc also hate UP’S & Biharis. Even New Delhi CM, Mrs sHEELA dIKSHIT & gOVERNER HAD MADE STATEMENTS AGAINST INFLUX OF up/bIHARIS.

    You UP/Bihar donkeys (because you call yourselves as hard working) don’t want to develop your states & live and shit like stray dogs outside your states.

    I finally appeal to all other states to tackle this problem of UP/Biharis in thier states now itself otherwise you will suffer like Maharashtra.

    WHOLE HEARTED APPEAL TO ALL MAHARASHTRIANS (MARATHIS & NON-MARATHIS/MARATHI LOVERS) TO VOTE FOR RAJ THACKERAY IN THE APRIL 2009 ELECTIONS & ELECT HIM TO POWER.

    PLEASE DON’T VOTE FOR CONGRESS, NCP OR SENA BJP.

    WE ALL KNOW WHAT CONGRESS HAS DONE FOR 60 YEARS.

    RAJ THE MODI OF MAHARASHTRA.

    PARALLELLY, I URGE ALL MAHARASHTRIANS ( INCLUDES ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN MAHARASHTRA FOR YEARS NOW ) TO ECONOMICALLY HIT THESE UP/BIHARIS.

    USE PUBLIC TRANSPORT (BEST BUSES/AC BUSES, OWN VEHICLE, TRAINS, BUY VEGETABLES FROM SUPER MARKETS, DONT BUY ANYTHING FROM HAWKERS.

    JAI MAHARASHTRA, MARATHI & JAI HIND.

  233. kevin Oct 23, 2008 at 5:53 am #

    I have something to say that ….forget it just read this…………….
    We should teach our kids that if he is second in class, don’t study harder.. just beat
    up the student coming first and throw him out of the school
    Parliament should have only Delhiites as it is located in Delhi
    Prime-minister, president and all other leaders should only be from Delhi
    No Hindi movie should be made in Bombay. Only Marathi.
    At every state border, buses, trains, flights should be stopped and staff changed to local men
    All Maharashtrians working abroad or in other states should be sent back as they are SNATCHING employment from Locals
    Lord Shiv, Ganesha and Parvati should not be worshiped in our state as they belong to north (Himalayas)
    Visits to Taj Mahal should be restricted to people from UP only
    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?
    Let’s support Kashmiri Militants because they are right in killing and injuring innocent people for the benefit of their state and community..
    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
    Let’s stop using cellphones, emails, TV, foreign Movies and dramas. James Bond should speak Marathi
    We should be ready to die hungry or buy food at 10 times higher price but should not accept imports from other states
    We should not allow any industry to be setup in Maharashtra because all machinery comes from outside
    We should STOP using local trains… Trains are not manufactured by Marathi manoos and Railway Minister is a Bihari
    Ensure that all our children are born, grow, live and die without ever stepping out of Maharashtra, then they will become true Marathi?s

  234. mard maratha Oct 23, 2008 at 6:29 am #

    APPEAL TO ALL MAHARASHTRIANS TO BUY GOODS FROM AUTHORISED SHOPS.

    RTO, POLICE, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION & OTHER GOVERNMENT OFFICES/RATIONING OFFICE ARE URGED TO BE STRICT.

    IF A TAXI/RIKSHA DRIVER REFUSES FOR A JOURNEY, PLEASE LODGE COMPLAINT ON RTO SITE GIVING THE REGISTRATION NO. & DRIVERS BILLA NO.

    OTHER OPTION IS TO TAKE THE VEHICLE TO POLICE STATION.

  235. Vikrant Oct 23, 2008 at 6:31 am #

    Yes SHRI RAJ THACKERAY IS RIGHT. What he has done is 100% right. People from UP and Bihar need to be trhwon out of Maharashtra. These all people are the root cause of corruption.
    Infact we need to have a seperate independent nation for marathi speaking people.

    Garja Maharashtra majha jai jai Maharashtra majha

  236. Ashutosh Thackeray Oct 23, 2008 at 7:59 am #

    PLEASE DONT COMPARE RAJ WITH HITLER, HE IS NOWHERE NEAR HITLER. HITLER WAS ABLE TO DO ALL THOSE THINGS BECAUSE HE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE WHOLE GERMAN NATION AND AN MIGHTY ARMY UNDER HIM WHICH WAS THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND DISCIPLINED ARMY DURING THOSE TIMES. RAJ THACKERAY HAS AN SMALL BAND OF MNS WORKERS WITH STICKS AND STONES. ALSO DONT FORGET AGAINST THE 10 CRORE MARATHI POPULATION THERE IS A 110 CRORE INDIAN POPULATION WITH AN MIGHTY ARMY AT THEIR DISPOSAL WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED IN THE WORLD. AND EVERYBODY KNOWS THE CENTER IN DELHI HAS THE WHOLE CONTROL OVER THE ARMY. JAMMU and KASHMIR aur Punjab mein kuch ukhad nahi sake tho soch lo Maharashtra mein kya ukhad loge. I love marathi people but they get easily influenced by people like Raj Thackeray.

  237. jai Oct 23, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    bravo
    there cannot be a better answer to such abusuive people who have been thaught by their parents to use such a lanuage i will help u with a lots of other facts about hime hats off dude

  238. jai Oct 23, 2008 at 9:16 am #

    dont worry about the super heroes 1 raj has scared u till death just imagine if all of the maharastra shouts ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  239. jai Oct 23, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    i quite agree with u it will be a definate crises….
    and du u think this is what raj wants u r wronge there is no second thought abt the contrubution of every other caste or relegion ….but where he is proving the point is 1 up /bihari comes he will make sure that he gets his whole familt of 20 to 25 in that same house that is increasinf the population ,land scarcity because of the slums built ,cannot walk on foot paths because of the hawkers & vendors…
    lots & lots of other problems that have been created which can be disscused,,,,but what ever has happened in past is not necessary the we accept it blindfolded there has to be a stop to thing and there has to be an explosion to mk sute the deaf listen

  240. Nilesh Oct 23, 2008 at 9:30 am #

    ur neither meenakshi and never a maharashtrian ur an oversmart actor who is trying to go round the wicket, so that ur views will be overlooked & sadest thing will be ur fooling urself.why people will declare a wrong person obviously some things in him may be more good than the bad thing in him. if majority of People in the state feel that he is better as thier leader then why do you feel bad about it.u know laloo modi have done lot worst things than this but under their rule locals feel that they are safe and happy, but they may be bad for others. JAI HIND JAI MAHARASHTRA & JAI MAHARASHTRA NAVANIRMAN SENA

  241. Shivraj Oct 23, 2008 at 9:46 am #

    yes you are absolutely right… every state must have create there own economy and live there if they want to come in maharastra they must have repsect marathi culture….Raj you are doing very good….

  242. Saurabh Oct 23, 2008 at 10:25 am #

    We all should support Raj Thackeray and take his initiative ahead by doing more…

    1. We should teach our kids that if he is second 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
    3. Prime-minister, president and all other leaders should only be from Delhi
    4. No Hindi movie should be made in Bombay. Only Marathi.
    5. At every state border, buses, trains, flights should be stopped and staff changed to local men
    6. All Maharashtrians working abroad or in other states should be sent back as they are SNATCHING employment from Locals
    7. Lord Shiv, Ganesha and Parvati should not be worshiped in our state as they belong to north (Himalayas)
    8. Visits to Taj Mahal should be restricted to people from UP only
    9. 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?
    10. Let’s support Kashmiri Militants because they are right in killing and injuring innocent people for the benefit of their state and community..
    11. 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
    12. Let’s stop using cellphones, emails, TV, foreign Movies and dramas. James Bond should speak Marathi
    13. We should be ready to die hungry or buy food at 10 times higher price but should not accept imports from other states
    14. We should not allow any industry to be setup in Maharashtra because all machinery comes from outside
    15. We should STOP using local trains… Trains are not manufactured by Marathi manoos and Railway Minister is a Bihari
    16. Ensure that all our children are born, grow, live and die without ever stepping out of Maharashtra, then they will become true Marathis

    JAI MAHARASHTRA!

  243. Meenakshi Oct 23, 2008 at 12:33 pm #

    Lol loved your comments 🙂 perfect and hits the bulls eye! I guess you should put forth these views in the MNS and Shiv Sena editorial column (if they have one). You’ll earn a pat from them probably 🙂 Each point so thought provoking!

  244. Eklavya Oct 23, 2008 at 12:34 pm #

    Dear Mard Maratha, Next time wite in lower case. It looks you are shouting !

  245. Meenakshi Oct 23, 2008 at 12:39 pm #

    I never ever proclaimed anywhere that I favour any politician. I hate each and every poitician as much as I hate RT. I’m a staunch opposer of “politics” by itself. And yes, I don’t feel bad that others pray RT, but I have a right to take my own opinion. I don’t like him, so whats the harm? If you like him, its your view… And one more thing, I don’t think there is anything “good” in RT that can ever overtake his endorsement of violence. As a last word, not ALL maharashtrians feel safe and happy under RT cos people do not like violence and disturbance in routine. Come to Pune, he’s a joke factor… a very happening joke rather among maharashtrians too.

  246. incredible mumbaikar Oct 23, 2008 at 6:51 pm #

    ATOM ur r8 but not 100% aap sachin ko jan gan man bolne se rok rahe hai. woh toh jai maharashtra ke sath jan gan man bhi bolegaa lekin jo aap jan gan man naa bolne ki salaah use de rahe hai wohi salaah aap laalu prasaad yaadav ko de dijiye.Aaap jis sanvidhan aur kaanun ki baat kar rahe hai uski dhajjiyaa udaane waalaa aur koi nahi khud laalu prasaadd hai. Kaannun kehataa hai ki railway me 80% log local area k hone chaahiye aur other peoples 20% hone chahiye. Yaha maharashtra me toh puraa ultaa hai yahaa 99% people UP aur BIHAR k hai aur 1% local means marathi mumbaikar hai. Kyaa aapko lagtaa hai ki yaahaa koi padha likhaa nahi hai sirf UP aur BIHAR waale hi padhe likhe hai.JAI JAI KAAR ASO RAJ THACKERAY cha, raj thackeray is r8 on place. RAJ THACKERAY is person whose tell that with lot of dare.So sachin next time jan gan man kaa arth lalu ji ko bataa digiye.JAY MAHARASHTRA JAY MUMBAI N MUMBAIKAR JAY MARATHA JAI HIND.ok

  247. incredible mumbaikar Oct 23, 2008 at 7:03 pm #

    hey north indian aapko lagtaa hai ki mumbaikar marathi maanus kuch kar nahi saktaa.Mumbai ko sutharne wale north indian hai toh woh apnaa BIHAR ko kyon nahi sudhar sake.Itnaa hi gurrur hai mumbai ko tumne sutdhaaraa hai toh apne maaibhumi BIHAR ko kyon nahi sudharaa. Arey mumbai ko sudhar ne se jyaadaa north indian logo ne use bigaadne kaa kaam kiyaa hai.Kaanun ko jyaadaa todne waale bhi north indian hi hai naaa ki marathi mumbaikar.Tumako mumbai me ghusane diyaa aur marathi mumbaikar ne apne hi pairo ko chodo apne pet par kulhadi maari hai. Abhi mai aapko ek kahaani bataattaa hoon aap hi mujhe isme galat kaun hai woh bataayein.Ek majadoor RS.5000 me kaam karke apna aur apne biwi, bete aur beti kaaa pet bhar ta tha.Ek din usi jagah pe ek aadmi(NORTH INDIAN) aataa hai aur wahi kaam woh gadhamajdur ki tarah Rs.500 me chanaa,chawal aur chay pe din nikaal k kaam karne ko taiyaar ho jaataa hai.Uski wajah se pehale aadmi aur usake parivaar k pet kaun bharegaa kyaa aap bharane jaaoge.TELL ME?
    Aap longo ki wajah se mumbai aabaad nahi balki barbaad hui hai.

  248. incredible mumbaikar Oct 23, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    hey dombivali marathi ur 100% r8 dude. INDIA IS MY COUNTRY ALL INDIANS R MY SISTER & BROTHER YEHI LALLU LAALU KO SIKHAANAAA PADEGAA.

  249. nikhil Oct 23, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    lesser edu than u guys …..just take a vloser look on the global world.we marathas rock the the global scne gl;

  250. Rishi Oct 23, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi Ashish
    The points you have mentioned are superb.
    Really nobody thinks about this points.
    It would really help others to know the situation maharashtrians facing currently in mumbai.

    i really appreciate your work.
    Keep it up.

  251. Nilesh Oct 24, 2008 at 12:09 am #

    hahahaha hahahaha hahaha hahahahahah hahabahahahah hahahahahahahah ahahaha ahahahahahahahahaha hahahaha GROW UP KID.

  252. Nilesh Oct 24, 2008 at 1:47 am #

    You say you hate politicains and politics( Im a staunch opposer of politics by itself) and ur the among the most involved in this topic what logic is this.

  253. vineet Oct 24, 2008 at 2:02 am #

    Saurabh …Well Said

  254. kevin Oct 24, 2008 at 4:38 am #

    Business / Profession

    If we say Maharashtra, which Maharshtrian company is providing employment to Maharashtrian. I think……nahi janedo…dont waste time……the biggest employment & GDP provided by Gujarati company….everybody knows its RELIANCE and other big name is TATA. (a wide range of business)

    Reliance Indias Largest Exporter (2003 data….This must be more than double now)
    Reliance is by far the largest exporter in India with exports of Rs 7,837 crore (US$ 1,709 million) for H1 nearly 6% of Indias total exports during Apr-Sept 2003 period. RIL exports products to over 100 countries yet exports account for only 22% of turnover.
    Half of the Maharshtians has made money with the stock of Gujarati family, with teh employment given by RIL, with the opportunity to earn in various ways…..
    How many non-maharshtrian professional do we find near by in our work place …..I think out of 100, we can say 90’s are non maharashtrian. Let me think why, may be because other casts are really doing cheating & getting good ranks in all exams, because Raj is not there to help them (how to pass????). If you see the first class compartment in train, you will find 95 out of 100 are gujaratis, why do you know…..because raj is not giving money to his guys for pass……oooops….no no He is saying fill up second class, else who will travel in second class.

    Reliance is the only private player who are in teh business of E&P. this will save our bnation in future…the only business…….by whom…..?????

    Freedom fighter

    Father of nation…..was a maharashtrian……oh my God!!! he was Gujarati…..the One & Only Mahatma gandhiji. I think he was from Gujarat, but then also he fought for India. Jan gan man …national song of India was wriiten by a Maharashtrian….oh My God !!!! …. he was Bengoli…….where this raj guys are gone baby……

    Jobs for people by whom

    What is 1 of d main reasons for mumbai being the Financial capital, and being such a big job creator, etc. ? Mainly, coz of the National Stock Exchange & The Bombay Stock Exchange..they r currently ranked 3rd and 10th respectively in terms of Derivatives contracts traded in the world !!! What a pride !!! Daily turnover in Derivative is avg Rs 20000 cr plus!! Check nseindia.com & bseindia.com if u dont beleive me. Of course this is turnover the commission the exchanges get is like 80paise per 1 lacbut that still means crores daily!!!! Part of it has to be paid to Gov alsoso again a benefit. All the FIIs play here & have offices here only coz of these 2 exchanges otherwise where will they play?? Now who r the domestic players? i.e brokers, sub-brokers, clearing members, etc? abt 90%+ of them are Guj n Marwaris. Now, assume they r not there (i.e. they go back)so..no trading, no commisionand hence no FIIs to pay Operating fees to govt. I am ready to bet my life on this that this fees is an unbeleivable amount. And these FIIs rent out office spaces in Fort, L Parel, etc. for rates that u & me would dare to even dream of!!! Their top execs also rent/buy residential properties so they can oversee business locally. So, it supports the REAL ESTATE scene of Mumbai. But the main domestice players are outsiders only right ? So, u see, things are so inter-related that u kill one cog, the whole machinery suffers bigtime!! u r against the slum dwelling UP/BIHARIS , yes..im as well. I also hate the traffic nuisance the autorickshws create everyday when im driving, etc. But, why be against honest people who work 17+ hours a day at their desk jobs, make good money but also abide by their duties by paying significant taxes, paying heavy prices for property, stamop duties and just wanna see India & its States Shine!!

    Business Opportunity

    Why NANO drives to Gujarat in the whole India ? why They ahve not got place in Maharashtra. Business is in blood of Gujarat. Do you know all the papaer formalities got completed in ONE DAY in Gujarat, which if it would be maharastra. I am sure minimum of two month, only because Raj & his people….their union…..kitana bonus denar???? all these will delay the project & finally business. Just wait & watch where Gujarat will be in few years….In London also we have a seperate location called Vembely, its of Gujaratis ….OOps raj will come there also…why not my marathis …..we should also get plave in foriegn land….where my marathi manoos will go…..do you think that some one came to help gujarati to settle in foreign land……its what you …should work & earn…..they fought with white people & made their place…..BRAVO……Finally ther are Gujaratis. there is no reason why we should not proud on them……..

    Fight

    why people went to meet Raj after jet story…….because they need justice……ha ha ha ….they knew they lost their job…the only way to get it back is with dadagiri….who can do that……everybody knows…….Ooops …great job…..

    Summary

    This is only vote bank what he wants from us. why congress is also not coming in picture, is because marathis vote will break into two part, Shiv shena & MNS and finally Congress will get what they want. In 21st century all this shloud not be even entertain…..& we professional are wasting our time, energy & money on these issues.

    Destiny

    Finally everybody gets what he does. If you have seen Sarkar part 2, you will know what will be end of the story.

    Jai Hind.

  255. Jaywant Patil Oct 24, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    I have read all the comment. After this all I just want t o request all the supporter of Respected Mr.RajSaheb Thackray Ji , please dont waste your energy and time to tell the truth to the people(?) who are talking anything without taking the efforts to know what exactly Mr.Raj want to say.And I am damn sure that they will never come to know the truth.Thanks to our so called Hindi/English media for being completely unprejudiced during this whole issue.

    Tar mazya marathi mitrano , ekach vinanti jas “dukrala sonyache chane suddha goo watatat” tasach hya bhaiyyana kahihi sangun fayada nahi.

    Tyana bhunku dya…

    RAJSAHEB ZINDABAD !!!!!!! ZINDABAD ZINDABAD ZINDABAD !!!

  256. Parag Oct 24, 2008 at 6:35 am #

    Hey Dude,

    Don’t be so happy by saying that North Indian are best. If they were the best than they would have changed the fate of their own state. The are getting all good jobs & opportunities in Maharashtra. This is because of the efforts of Maharashtra people. So stop talking great things about north Indian.If they would have been better than the North States like Bihar & UP would not have been a mafia states.
    First clear out your own backyard and then talk about Maharashtra.
    You are enjoying the benefits here is because we ( marathi people ) wanted to you too.
    We have made maharashtra developed state by ourselves.
    Why does not the TATA’s & Birla’s or any other businessmen want to start business in north states? Try to analyses this first.

  257. Nilesh Oct 24, 2008 at 6:35 am #

    absolutely right. U know what my dear friend now all of a sudden people(who think they dont belong to mumbai or maharashtra) have started feeling insecure. i never cared aBout politics, MNS or RAJ but the way people are reacting to such a small issued (compared to other issues in india)that now i feel like to come on streets leaving this A/C office bashup all those bas***ds who are saying that he is wrong.People of maharashtra are so kind and what they are getting in return ? This ? before I used to think that THESE POOR PEOPLE are earning for their living then what is wrong in that. Now they have made it clear that they have got more fat on their asses Now i came to know what is politics and these sons-of-bi**hs who came from nowhere are becoming a threat to the locals and no1 is supporting us neither state goverment nor central gov , iam having sleepless nights and all these things are taking a toll on me. These people have hurt our sentiments and I swear they will have to pay for it, this blo**y media has created a hatred by among locals and migrates by highlighting small things such as where did Raj went to shit whether the pot was desi or English I wonder these media persons took taste also of his shit. They dont know that all these things are having an opposite impact. iam praying to god that please let Raj Take the hot seat and controls of this state. Phir dekhte hai inki *** **..
    PROUD TO BE A MAHARASHTRAIN

  258. ratnakar Oct 24, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    goonda raj of laloo and his railway ministery ……what u think …genuinlely….. posting is in maharashtra ……..call letter goes to bihar isn’t it goonda raaaj……

  259. ratnakar Oct 24, 2008 at 12:59 pm #

    we are indians and this is democratic country everyone has right of equality ……but where eqality goes in case of railway recruitment ….only bhihari…..and this is a main root of all this happenings…..

  260. Saurabh Oct 24, 2008 at 1:53 pm #

    Very well said my dear friend….I am a CA and somewhere in my heart there will always remain a facination to go and work in mumbai, being the financial capital. Intension is not to stab someone’s back to grow. But this kind of cheap politics is really hurtning. Healthy competetion is everywhere, face it and come out as a winner. Do not follow the Idioms “beggars cannot be choosers”…..

  261. Saurabh Oct 24, 2008 at 1:59 pm #

    Somebody thanked Raj for his love for Maharashtrians!! – com’on :)……. which world are we living in….

  262. Saurabh Oct 24, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    atleast you laughed, my dear friend, stop creating hatred between human beings…..I am not justifying the goondas of Bihar and UPs but atleast appreciate the thinking of people writing in this blog. write your feelings, you have a fundamental right to do that…. but do not propogate wrong message across….don’t prove yourself to be one of those coming from jungle of Raj

  263. Saurabh Oct 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    Ashish, i agree with your part of interpretation to Raj’s message and beleive me i appreciate it from my heart. But put your hand on your heart and tell me do you really think that MNS people are taking his message in a bright sense? I doubt my dear friend. Beating people!! that’s a pure criminal act

  264. atomo Oct 24, 2008 at 4:17 pm #

    hi incredible , sayd aapne mera keval ek reply padha hai or jana gan maan gane ko isly mana kia kyunki uska koi erth bhi hai jo tume samajhna chiye or indian ne desh ko kaise azad karvaya vo bhi pata hona chaiye… azadi ko azad hue itne saal ho gaye iska matlab ye nahi ki saheedo ki kurbani bhool jae ye sab isliy kyunki desh bat raha hai kaise ? ye nahi jante to reply karna mat….. or tumne sachin ka side lia agar tum keval apne views mere ko baatte sayad achcha lagta kyunki ho sakta hai kahi problem hai …. but sachin ke views ka side lena galat hai kyunki vo apne indians logo ko hi shit bolta hai to kyun national anthem gata hai, usme bhi shit ho gai na or koi shit kyun gaye …. or haan lalu ko shikhana chaiye mere ko sayad tume lalu se probelem hai vaise baki neta desh ke deek kar rahe hai chahe vo up ho kashmir ho maharastra ho ya keral sab neta deek hai or badia sarkaar chala rahe hai …. or by d way rail ki reserve seat hai agar local ke liy to koi nahi le sakta hai, general ka vanda kabhi obs ,sc or st ka kota nahi le sakta hai………. viase koi kisi ke rights nahi le sakta hai haan general kiseat per sabhi ka adhikaar hai or sayad dekho mereko nahi pata seat kitbna hai kisko mila kisko nahi mil raha hai, or tume bhi nahi pata hoga under se kuchh or bahar se kuchh or agar case hai to na tum jan sakte ho na me , agar laloo ne esa kia hai agar to vo vaise hi illigal ho jata hai or agar baat illigal hogi to kya raj thakre chup rahega nahi na ………. vo chief minister se leker har ko bolega per esa nahi kia, na cm se bola na pm se …… na court me arji di…..jai hind bola achcha laga … god bless u

  265. Hard core maharashtrian Oct 24, 2008 at 7:33 pm #

    j Thackerays manoos and other idiots on this blog have not even considered what will happen when the Northerners start attacking maharashtrians. These ppl talk of militant groups but in reality they want militancy becoz in brains they probably know that they cannot compete or compare with the other groups. If one is educated to onlt 10th and 12th std it is difficult to anything other than be a peon or start a militant group- IDIOTs- get a life , get educated and get the jobs for urselves by competing and beating others in an exam and not with sticks and bombs. Is Raj going to compensate those eppl who died- what would he feel if his own ppl were killed like that? – oops I forgot he asks for Z plus security. He FEELS threatened , even though he is making the threats!

  266. Nilesh Oct 25, 2008 at 1:23 am #

    THIS WAS FAR BEHIND SO I THOUGHT OF BRINGING IT TO THE FRONT GOOOD JOB ASHISH
    YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE! EVERYBODY IN THIS BLOG PLEASE READ WHAT ASHISH HAS TO SAY
    Ashish Reply:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Please understand the stance taken by Mr. Raj Thackery and why?

    1. He has never said that, no outsider has got authority to stay in Maharashtra or Mumbai, it has been completely misinterpreted. He said anyone who stays in Mumbai or Maharashtra has to respect the local culture and language.. I dont think it is asking for too much, is it? Can u speak in Tamil Nadu with any one in Hindi and get a response? You dont. It is easy to point fingers to others and create a halo around self.

    2. He has targeted Biharis and UP-iets in Maharashtra: Can you all answer why they are also target in Andhra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal and Nagaland? Why are you all being selective in terms of Mumbai? Is it because it offers more opportunities than these states? THe other communities are also staying in Mumbai, why is it that Raj T has not raised queries against them?
    He has targeted them because:
    a. They do not respect Maharashtrians nor the language
    b. They are the highest source of criminalization of the city (According to the police reports)
    c. They do not respect law in the city and a re law to themselves
    d. They drive 10-15 autos per permit in the city (Official government report)
    e. Maximum of UP and Bihari criminals who are wanted in thier states land up in Mumbai and start their operations.
    f. They have formed cartel for : Hawkers, Peddlers, Job seekers taking basic rights of the mumbaikars to carry out the above.
    g. When asked to mend their ways, they gang up and challenge and are ready to fight with the locals
    h. Chatth Pooja is no more a religious ceremony in Mumbai, there are dance shows and political rallies and show of strength created by ex-shiv sainik Sanjay Nirupam.
    i. Each of them who comes to Mumbai is responsible for the creation of new slums and thus creation of land mafia

    There are more points which i will mention over a period of time, you all seemed to be mis-guided and misinformed, who said that Raj T broke SCs verdict or directions?

    He has abided by each notification, which was served against him, one of it was not to speak in public functions for almost two months, he spoke after the directive was removed.

    He was ordered not to move outside Mumbai, he accepted and followed he dictate for two months till it was revoked.

    Will you agree that someone comes to your house, starts nefarious activities and then if he starts threatening in Public? Will you agree if the same person starts retorting to you that he will break your bones? What will be your reaction to it, say that please come over break all my bones?

    How many of you intelligent guys and girls have bothered or reacted to what Abu Azim, Amar Singh and people like Lallo said?

    How many of you have questioned the logic why these people come to India even after 60 years of Independence ? What have People like Lallo or Amarsingh done for their own state? What opportunities do they have over in their own states?

    It is ridiculous to be future of India without any reasoning. When you point finger at anyone also observe that other four fingers are pointing at you. I expected certain intelligent debate, but it seems that Raj T bashing is becomeing a fashion in India . No one says anything against Mr. Karunanidhis or for that matter Congress government wherein they both mentioned Bhagwan Ram does not exits. Its shameful that in this country 80% population (Hindus) have got no say, Goondaraj of people of UP and Bihar has the say

  267. bakra Oct 25, 2008 at 2:59 am #

    sorry atomo but you know if people living in their own house will be starved u know wt can happen. Earlier Indian people lived in joint family then now this nuclear family and same thing happening here bhai bhai ka dusman ho jata hai property kae liya so if marathis r doing this it is ok.

  268. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:29 am #

    I guess we should stick to no voliance rule.

    I aggree the Marathi representation are verly little in Govt Jobs. I hope the Govt should look into it seriously because the mood in maharashtra is not ANTI RAJ is ANTI Congress(UPA).

  269. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:34 am #

    Put your comment for Raj only . you are targetting all maharashtrain community. If you are proude of Gujrathi then I am also pride of maharashtra. Come to Maharashtra & see the Industry this Year also Maha is No 1 in Investment its because of people from all over india like this state all indian love maharashtra to stay. if you want you also Welcome to Maha India.

  270. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:36 am #

    Maharashtrians are wise they know what to do … Thanks for your comments. Please publish them

  271. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:38 am #

    No my Dear this is not the way …we all are Indian. Take it easy

  272. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:43 am #

    RT should not take Law in his hand. He should guide Young maharashtrian about Job oppeurinity. I bleame Lau & people like Amer sing they should aslo develop there state… every body wants to stay to there loving places PPL from UP Behir should understand reaL root cause its ppl like lalu & amar One India One Vision

  273. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:44 am #

    shut up

  274. sandu Oct 25, 2008 at 4:44 am #

    Mumbai teri bhi baap ki nahi hai….be India pass proper comments

  275. Meenakshi Oct 25, 2008 at 6:53 am #

    @ Nilesh

    Next time I am a staunch opposer of a topic, I shall remember to give you a logic first and then oppose the topic!! Don’t you think hating politics and violence gives me all the more reason to discuss it? You don’t like Up/Biharis too, yet you discussed them in your point! Well, good for you 🙂 I’ve nothing against you, and if Eklavya, owner of this blog thinks my comments are “not required” it takes him a click to delete them. SO why are you upholding only me?? Go attack other’s comments too!

  276. Eklavya Oct 25, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    It appears he is angry for your being a Maharashtrian and still opposing Raj Thackeray with strong & powerful logics.

  277. Eklavya Oct 25, 2008 at 11:15 am #

    Of the irony ! Lalu &Amar Singh both are not in power in UP or Bihar. It seems all the evils of Indian politics have come in these two politicians.

  278. Meenakshi Oct 25, 2008 at 11:54 am #

    But I’m not the topic of discussion! LOL, we’re supposed to talk about RT, then why am I targeted? So many oppose RT… and anyways who is anyone here to judge my being a maharashtrian or not? Now that we’ve strayed away from the topic, let me continue if you permit eklavya… Its diwali time, I guess everyone should pray that this diwali bring peace to our country and help us prosper during recession 🙂 Happy Diwali all!

  279. sachinbr Oct 26, 2008 at 12:07 pm #

    The truth is Maharashtra cannot further assimilate new people into our society any further.

    Maharashtra has accepted all people for last 100 years. Now the society is at a cross roads to keep the identity of self or kick new comers out.

    Already most north Indians form lobbies in most employments against local Maharashtrians. This looks as oif you are un-sure about own capabilities and hence form lobbies for own protection?

    You just have to visit any Industry to find truth.

    Answer is simple the locals want to keep their identity and kick the lawless AZZes out. You cannot develop your own society but can only spoil other societies. Why don’t you work to improve own conditions rather than cursing Maharashtrians on whose support you have been living here.

    You are either blind or not ready to consider truth if the facts are not accepted.

    Next coming elections shall reveal the support MNS enjoys now All over Maharashtra and then it may be very late. Because poeples mandate cannot be challenged.

  280. kevin Oct 27, 2008 at 1:24 am #

    I pray to god that this diwali we all get good positive energy from GOD to become ONE and no fights for states or religion.

    Happy Diwali to all 🙂

  281. AMOL PANGERKAR Oct 27, 2008 at 1:51 am #

    i completely agree wid u
    this is the way we should keep on fighting

  282. AMOL PANGERKAR Oct 27, 2008 at 1:53 am #

    this is just an trailor boss film is to start.
    i support raj always

  283. AMOL PANGERKAR Oct 27, 2008 at 1:58 am #

    excellent comments man u have made me proud i agree

  284. AMOL PANGERKAR Oct 27, 2008 at 2:38 am #

    This my perception about the issue
    After living 25 years in mumbai,agreed according to indian every person has right to freely move any where around india buttttttt….
    remember one thing the root cause for this hassle is under development in UP and Bihar
    I am not against the biharis but i stongly protest against the politicians of up and bihar for under developments
    A comman man living in mumbai who travels by train knows everything that what is the scenario 70% is filled by north indians why?
    sapno ki nagri sapno ki nagri karke aate ho aur hum maharashtrian par hi bhaari padte ho
    there should be limit to such migration
    u know what has happened mumbai has become cosmopolitan city therefore every people thinks that this city is is home town or native place which is very wrong i am not against racial discrimination or do not distinguish between caste but when it comes to society every indiviudal has love for his religion so why not raj thackeray or why not u or why not me
    when it comes to marathi manoos i strongly stand by it that staying in mumbai first right for any activity whether it is job or education marathi manoos staying in any part of maharashtra should be considered first instead of any one becoz it is the well known fact that maharashtrians are suffering
    i have heard comments every person strongly say that we are indians but when there are crisis every individual would unite and stick to their particular
    caste
    i have seen many jain societys that they do not allow any one besides jain in their apartments u call it minority or whatever this is the discrimination we see
    in our society where is the integrity gone
    then why there is pin pointing towards raj that he is criminal and stuff
    let me tell u one thing he is doing absolutely right and i stand by him always though there r strong objections against me is there any benefit he is getting frm any community just think abt it nothing
    if he would have strived for votes he would have never raised this issue
    he doesnt care abt any community
    he just does what he thinks is right
    boss have u visited any south regions they dont even speak in hindi which is our regional language they just ignore if we speak in hindi is this what we calll as integrity
    bosss this is maharashtra and it only belongs to maharashtrians
    those who are living here dont take advantage only bcoz this has become cosmopolitan city every individual is thinking this is his home town
    plz be in your limits dont cross limits dont challenge an maharashtrian
    be in peace stay in peace

  285. AMOL PANGERKAR Oct 27, 2008 at 3:10 am #

    plz if u dont understand the issue dont give ur stupid comments

  286. Eklavya Oct 27, 2008 at 3:47 am #

    Yes. May this Diwali bring peace and joy to all Indians irrespective of their regional aspirations. Happy Diwali Meenakshi !

  287. Salim Oct 27, 2008 at 4:03 am #

    i am completly agreed with what ashish

  288. Salim Oct 27, 2008 at 4:15 am #

    i am completly agreed with what ashish saying instead of abusing raj Thakrey UP and BHIHARI ppl need to understand whom they are electing if you see most of criminals are ruling UP and BHIHAR Maharastiyan ppls are not against BHIHARIS.WHY there is less employment oppertunites in bhihar because of falliure of goverment curreption wrong ppl on wrong position why nitesh kumar and lallu says that we will make our state same like maharastra and everybody will get employment and nobody will go to out of state for employment

  289. AMOL PANGERKAR Oct 27, 2008 at 4:27 am #

    if individual state leader is supporting and giving preference to their community
    then why not raj thackeray

  290. kevin Oct 27, 2008 at 4:39 am #

    its not bcos of maharashtra see who is bringing business. you will get your answer. Pl. dont proud only….do some act…see all the act of market are done by whom….you will get your answer. Its good to be proud but when you have something to proud for….

  291. Nilesh Oct 27, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Eklavya Reply:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Dear Mard Maratha, Next time wite in lower case. It looks you are shouting !

  292. Mayur Oct 27, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    Lets start from the beginning…..The original inhabitants of Bombay were the kolis (fishermen) of dravidian decent.They were not maharashtrians.The Peshwas were based in Pune.Bombay was just a collection of rudimentary villages.The british gave incentives to Marwaris,gujratis etc to come and build factories and business there by giving them tax free incentives.And dont forget,Bombay was given as dowry by the portuguese to the british.So tell me..who should take credit for the way bombay is?Maharashtrians?No! Not even half a percent !! How many Maharashtrian business houses do we know of??Kirloskar??Anybody else??Yes…a few more late editions…Like Bal thackeray,Manohar joshi and ofcourse Raj thackeray.How they made their millions we all know.Nobody stopped Marathis from driving taxis,selling pani puris,pans etc.Yet these brainless twits go and thrash poor taxi and pani puri walas.The fact is that marathis do not have business in their blood.They are good at a few professions like being kaamwaali bais,peons,drivers and watchmen…ok ok lets give them singing too since its diwali.They have the rest of maharashtra but their sights are only set on Bombay….something they had the least contribution in building.Now theyre jealous cause everyone (including raj thackeray) is more prosperous than them.They remind me of the blacks in South africa.South africa as we all know is the most developed country in the whole of the african continent.The blacks were in power everywhere else in africa but look at the difference in their development compared to south africa.The simple reason is that blacks are just not made to do planned development.Simple as that.And coming to thackeray …how many know that thackeray is not his real surname….its a british name that his grandfather or someone further up the family chain adopted on his own.Apparently he was impressed with someone who had that name.Coming to employment….I have just two questions about unemployed marathi youth….Raj thackeray invented shiv udyog sena in 1995(while he was in shiv sena).That organisation collected money from unemployed youth on the promise that they would give employment to 27 lakh local youth.What happened to that money?How many people did Shiv udyog sena employ?Did it return the money collected from unemployed youth or did Raj thackeray buy Kohinoor mills land with it as collateral?(I said collateral cause he claims that he got a loan from IL&FS for the deal.)They planned to set up 30 fully equipped offices of Shiv Udyog Sena in every district of Maharashtra. To achieve this objective, huge funds ( to the tune of 60 to 70 million rupees ) were required. It was planned that the sum of 60 to 70 million would be used as a corpus fund. So that the monthly expenses of all the Shiv Udyog Sena offices can be met through the interest earned on Corpus Funds.These are not my statements.They can be verified on the official website of Shiv Udyog sena.Believe it or not..the site still exists!!.Secondly…how did Raj thackeray manage to buy Kohinoor mills for Rs.400 Crore?How did he get the funds to buy that?He doesnt come from an industrialist background.His father was a singer and dabbled in a couple of films.His wife is the daughter of Mohan wagh a marathi producer director.And guess who was his business partner in the entire business?An non-maharashtrain! And what did they plan to make there?A mall.And who were the workers employed to build it?Non maharashtrians again.So much for providing employment to marathis.And now for something which is a pet peeve of Raj thackeray….outsider migration to Mumbai..I hear Sirish patkar and Raj thackeray rant about how the infrastructure of Mumbai cannot handle the infiltration of outsiders and how mumbai is getting choked.But can mister thackeray and sirish patkar tell me who came up with the Slum redevelopment scheme,wherein illegal slums that came up prior to 1995 were regularised and the people illegally occupying city land were made permanent residents enriching the builder mafia and themselves on the path to overcrowding the city.?And these are the same people lamenting that Bombay is overcrowded?I wonder why no one asks these questions to Sirish patkar and Raj thackeray?And lately Ive noticed Rajiv bajaj and Sahara mumbai turning into the offical mouthpiece of Raj thackeray and MNS.When this whole issue began…Rajiv bajaj was pretty honest with his comments and what he thought of all the violence perpetrated by Raj thackeray…but I think he has succumbed to Raj thackerays threats and is blatantly projecting a pro mns view these days.So much for freedom of press.I hope and pray that Jharkhand police arrest him on the non bailable warrant and ship his ass to Bihar high court.Even if he takes the whole of Maharashtra with him to protect him…it wont be enough.And his rats know that.Cause thats what they are in the end…Mountain rats.

  293. Eklavya Oct 27, 2008 at 11:44 pm #

    Except for your comments on the caliber of Marathis and blacks of S. Africa which I think are not appropriate, your comments on the entire issue are excellent and very thought provoking. Thanks for sharing the history of Raj Thackeray which many people don’t know.

  294. sandeep sharma Oct 28, 2008 at 5:05 am #

    yeah tik nahi hai jo ho raha hai

  295. Proud Marathi Oct 28, 2008 at 5:19 pm #

    I have gone through some comments posted here and saw peoples are talking mostly about Mumbai. some Northis used very abusive language too. anyway that is there in their blood so what they can do. Now I will take you to Nagpur. In late 80’s lot of Bikari(its right spelling for them) students came to Nagpur or Vidharbha for doing Engg diploma/Degree by paying huge donations(so called talented bikaris my foot). These so called talented Bikaris do complete their 3 yrs. diploma in 7-10 yrs. then in early 90’s they started side business of teasing girls in colleges, streets. They were not paying rents to their house owneres. They will hire room for two peoples but later about 10 bikaris used to stay there. later on two Gundas born out from these bikari animals. and become horrible place for Nagpurians/maharashtrians.But Nagpur is not like our Mumbai. here Peoples take law in their hands before it two late. some local marathi stundents decided to protect their sisters, mothers, wifes………..Both Bikari guns were beheaded on the streets in front of police. Thereafter these Bikaris are not disturbing locals. But again in 2000 some Bikari students tried to rape a innocent marathi girl but she jumped out of balcony and lost her life. peoples from Bihar and UP won’t get rooms here. so now you yourself decide where do you stand and whether Raj Thackarey is wrong? absolutely not. Whether you will keep quit if some maharashtrians comes to your states for work / study, take your opportunity and rape your sister/mothers. You will never keep quit and of cource none should keep quit.

    I will blame marathi manoos for all these sufferings. We made mistake. we accepted Hindi. What maharashtra should have done is follow language love like Four South states where these bikaris/northis peoples can’t think to become permanent. There every man try to stop other state peoples by cleaverly recruiting local students through Campus interview in local colleges, by denying promotions to other states peoples, by not talking Hindi. so one get fade up and run away. No need of Raj Thackarey. Being in chennai I have seen this.

    Mere kuch deshwasione ye bhi kahane ki kosis ki ki Mumbai ko Develop karne me unka bahot yogdan hai. Matalab 1980 ke pahle jab ye Bikari waha nahi aaye the to Mumbai Developed nahi tha. Nonsence, Mumbai developed tha esiliye tum aaye. akhir Bhikari wahi jata hai ja use bhik mile.
    Kisi ne kaha hai Unka IAS/IPS me % bahot jyada hai. Bhai que nahi hoga. Bihar ke ek IAS officer ka COW pe UPSC main exam me likha hua Essay media aur mail me circulate hua tha wo to apane pada hi hoga. aab aise essay ham maharashtrian likhake IAS kaise banege. Que ki yaha Chaku/ banduk rakhake exam likhane ki permission nahi hoti hai.

    Mere pyare north indian doston yadi tum logo me etna hi talent hai to fir wo South India ke IT industry me que nahi dikhta, que tum apna ghar chhodke dushre states ko sudharne chale ho. Que Laloo ne Patna ko har city se joda hai.use pata hai tume bhik mangane India ke kisi bhi state me asani honi chahiye.Tum logo me etna talent hai to maharashtra ke alawa tumara kahi ashtitwa que najar nahi aata. Jaha bhi jate ho waha shor machate ho. Aab to sirf Raj Thackarey ne hi awaj uthai hai, wo din dur nahi tum log har state se hakale jaoge.
    Raj Thackarey ko Blame karne se pahale apane apko sudharo, shanti se jina sikho, Marathi admi jaise vivek budhi apne dimakh me bharo fir All over India me employement right ki baat karo. I promise none will stop you.
    I am also working out of my maharashtra but we never tease ladies at our work place or arround. If you talk about sending marathis back to their states. Yes let goverment do it for all. We marathi will be most happiest peples. Because it is heaven with all opportunities and resources available made available by our ancestors and not by Bikaris.ok

  296. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 12:23 am #

    Mr. Global Citizen …wen u people come to Maharashtra u speak hindi. Why dont u speak tamil or Marathi…..if u like u r language so much ( No doubt one must). Then when so many tamilians migrated to maharashtra in late 70s….they should have learned marathi and not hindi. For u r information rise of shivsena and bal thackrey was because of the wrong attitude of south indians….south indian have now been tamed in maharastra….now its the new influx of UP Biharis….and Raj has taken up this job.
    neways
    i accept u r views and respect u r language…..but then u should respect our language which belongs to the state of maharashtra…..and ask u r tamil brothers who stay in maharahtra to learn marathi and not hindi….

  297. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 12:40 am #

    This was in response with earlier blogs saying…..that all this pro marathi activities would lead to breaking of our country…..what i meant to say that people of maharashtra respect india and have helped it to be united in the past also.
    now people moving into maharatra for other parts of india ( at present UP Bhiharis and previuosly tamils )and palying job and linguistic politics here…. retaliation of Marathi speaking people is correct and this is for there rights and no way going to break this country.

  298. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    yup i am a illiterate ……whats global crisis?????….i only know i work for Rs. 100 a day….and have my home and family and that biharis and UPities are ready to work for Rs. 10…..( also they will sleep bath and shit our roads and footpaths…..and also the gun culture..)They will turn my place into shithell…..
    and also Mr. illtrate please control the infaltion….and let me knw also…hw r u tring to save us from this global crisis.

  299. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 1:22 am #

    ok…..then let everyone go back to their home state and start business there….no probs ( neways we knw wht happened at singur)…..BTW we r not here to serve anyone….. we earn and progress because we work…..now u knw why this hungama is happening…u people do not respect us and our capability. Please do that….and if u think u r capable enough….then work in u r state…build new projects…u r state and people will progress and they need not leave their good houses and come to maharastra for work and stay in slums and shit on roads

  300. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 1:39 am #

    where will u attack Maharashtrians…..i dont think maharashtrians go for job outside maharashtra. If if they go ….it will be called for there expertise and not like UP BHIHARIS….who come in hoards and stay on roads.

  301. Eklavya Oct 29, 2008 at 2:06 am #

    Dear proud Marathi,

    I can understand the pain in your comments. If what you described (about the Nagpur incident) is true, then it is but natural for everybody to develop a feeling of hate for Bihari students. However, just the behavior of some idiots Bihari students should not be your yardstick to make an opinion about everybody who belongs to Bihar.

    I am not from Bihar. However, in my personal and professional life, I got the opportunity to interact with many Bihari persons. It is true that some of them were just like what you described in your post, but in majority of the cases they were fair and cooperative people just like any other community.

    Further, it is not true that most Bihari grabbed the maximum IAS/IPS seats by using muscle power. UPSC is still among those few institutions in India where manipulation by any means is nearly impossible. In Bihar young students have very few choices. There are not enough opportunities to develop or utilize their entrepreneur skills. In most cases the choice is limited to work hard and get a government job or join a small political outfit. So many Bihari students works really hard to get into the IAS.

    I think that people of Maharashtra have every right to express concern if their cultural identity or their jobs are being challenged by outsiders. However, what I don’t approve is the way it is done. Beating innocent taxi drivers & rickshaw pullers on street, mercilessly thrashing students and attacking everybody from North is not the way to go. It’ll only create more tension and distrust.

    In your pain and concern about Marathi identity crisis, please don’t forget that we all are Indians and it is not possible to live in isolation(even if we want). Problems of Bihar are also the problems of India and we need a broad mindset to solve them. Can you live in peace if some poor Indian in a remote village of our country die of hunger? That village can be anywhere – in Bihar, in Orissa, in UP or even in Maharashtra. Playing blame games is very easy. What I see there that a blame game is going on. I request all friends to please don’t make it a board for personal attacks on each other.

    Express your opinion but not blame an entire community. We may differ in opinion but let us not allow this difference to bitter our sense of being an Indian first.

  302. mard maratha Oct 29, 2008 at 2:21 am #

    mumbaikars and people of maharashtra minus up biharis, please come together for welfare of maharashtra.

    our mission – up & bihar free maharashta by 2010.
    we will teach u in the same language you know!!!!!!

    appeal to all other states (minus up bihar) vaccinate yourself against diseases like up bihar now.

    let us send these people back to their states.

    need leaders like narendra modi, southindians, raj thackeray.

  303. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 2:26 am #

    Hi Mayur..

    I do not agree to some of u r points

    Also when we say north Indians do not respect Marathis and our culture it means the same what u have written in u r blog. People from other part of india are not ready to accept reality.

    And Mr. eklavya.people like u blindly accept thisresulting into confrontation.

    As for other pointsnobody asks .Gandhis, Vajpayee Lalu about their wealthIn India u need money to play politics..especially to confront politicians of north who are filty rich and know only the moneypower game.

    Point 1 : Kolis still live in Mumbai and whole of kokan stretch and they speak Marathi and are a part of Maharashtra.
    The whole area of Kokan was ruled by the Satavanahas who had there controlling fort in Thane.
    Mumbai” is an eponym, etymologically derived from Mumba or Maha-Amba the name of the Hindu goddess Mumbadevi and Aai, “mother” in Marathi. The former name Bombay had its origins in the 16th century when the Portuguese arrived in the area and called it by various names, which finally took the written form Bombaim as they could not pronounce the word MUMBAI, still common in current Portuguese use. After the British gained possession in the 17th century, it was anglicised to Bombay, although it was known as Mumbai or Mumbai to Marathi and Gujarati-speakers, and as Bambai in Hindi, Urdu. The name was officially changed to its Marathi pronunciation of Mumbai in 1995.
    After 1955, when the State of Bombay was being re-organized along linguistic lines into the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat, there was a demand that the city be constituted as an autonomous city-state. Bombay Citizens’ committee, an advocacy group comprising of leading Gujarathi industrialists lobbied for Mumbai’s independent status. However, the Samyukta Maharashtra movement opposed this, and insisted that Mumbai being part of Maharashtra as it had majority of Marathi speaking community. Following protests in which 105 people were killed by police firing, Maharashtra state was formed with Mumbai as its capital on May 1, 1960.
    Point 2: As for peshwas this is their history: After a lifetime of exploits and guerrilla warfare with Adilshah of Bijapur and Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, the local king Shivaji founded an independent Maratha kingdom in 1674 with Raigad as its capital. Shivaji died in 1680, leaving a large, but vulnerably located kingdom. The Mughals invaded, fighting an unsuccessful 25 year long war from 1682 to 1707. Shahu, a grandson of Shivaji, ruled as emperor until 1749. During his reign, Shahu appointed a Peshwa (prime minister) as head of government under certain conditions. After the death of Shahu, the Peshwas became the de facto leaders of the Empire from 1749 to 1761, while Shivaji’s successors continued as nominal rulers from their base in Satara. Covering a large part of the subcontinent, the Maratha Empire kept the British forces at bay during the 18th century, until dissension between the Peshwas and their sardars, or army commanders, tore at their cohesion.
    The Maratha Empire was at its height in the 18th century under Shahu and the Peshwa Baji Rao I. Losses at the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761 suspended further expansion of the empire and reduced the power of the Peshwas. In 1761, after severe losses in the Panipat war, the Peshwas lost control of the Kingdom. Many sardars like Shinde of Malva and Gwalior , Holkar of Ujjain, Gaikwad of Baroda, Pant Pratinidhi, Bhosale of Nagpur, Pandit of Bhor, Patwardhan, and Newalkar became kings in their respective regions. early 19th century, the clashes with the British and the British East India Company in the three Anglo-Maratha Wars. In the Third Anglo-Maratha War, the last Peshwa, Baji Rao II, was defeated by the British in 1818. Most of the former Maratha Empire was absorbed by British India, although some of the Maratha states persisted as quasi-independent princely states until India became independent in 1947.

  304. Jaywant Patil Oct 29, 2008 at 2:31 am #

    Read and if you agree kindly Forward to Not Only Marathi People, But also to Non-Maharashtrians.
    Let them also be aware of the Situation that may happen to their Jobs as well.

    A time will come in Maharashtra when, just like the Farmers in Maharashtra, the Graduate
    Youth of this State will Commit Suicide !!!!

    This situation will arise because, All the Jobs in Maharashatra then, will be Occupied by Non- Maharashtrians.
    Non Maharashtrians here means not people from North India, South India, etc., But those People who
    are Not Domiciled In Maharashtra. Similar situation may happen to people of other states too.

    Railway Recruitment Board aspirants are Brutally Beaten Up !!!

    There is large scale Rioting in Bandra, Kalyan, etc !!!!

    STOP.

    THINK. Why this Situation has come up ???

    The Actual Truth is this :-

    Since Independence India’s States were formed on the Basis of the Local Languages. Logical.
    Since 1976, The employment criteria of the Central Recruitment Board was divided into
    zones as per the General People of India. This division was based on the Local Language of the States.

    Zone-A Bihar, Haryana, HP, MP, Rajasthan, UP, Andaman, Delhi formed the Hindi Speaking Zone.

    Zone-B Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab & Chandigad, the Non Hindi Speaking Zone.

    Zone-C Southern India States like Kerala, Karnataka, etc. & North Eastern States like
    Assam, Mizoram, Bengal etc.

    The Central Employment Rule said that ‘All Exams for Employments in the respective Zones shall
    be Held in the Respective States Only.’ So that the Local People may get the Jobs in their Home Town.
    Very Logical. For 30 Years everything was going Fine.

    But since 1987, there was a Minor Change in the Rule 9 Part 9.2.2, for Zone -B Jobs. And this
    was made a Rule since 1988. This change was that ‘As an optional Language of employement, People of Zone-A
    can Apply for Jobs in Zone-B.’ This opened up doors of Employement for All Zone-A aspirants in Zone-B areas.

    But with this Clause there was a Sub-Clause, stating ‘ The Notice of Jobs in Zone-B areas for Zone-A
    aspirants, May be given in Zone-A Areas only.’ Because of this, Recruitment Notices for Jobs in Maharashtra, etc.
    are Displayed Only in states like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, etc. But these Notices are Seldom displayed in Newspapers
    of Maharashtra, etc.

    So this time, for the 3000 Railway Posts in Maharashtra, 12000 Aspirants came from Zone-A areas.
    The Result of this is that, the Un-employed of Maharashtra is Remaining Un-employed. This will surely lead to
    Suicides in Due Course.

    Many Parties over these years Requested the Central Recruitment Board to Cancel this Clause.
    But this was Not done. The Result of this is, the Large Scale Beating Up and Rioting Today. This violent
    means is Not Correct. But has there been any choice Left today ???

    This mail is Not to Justify Violence, but to show to you how some Politicians, by Modifying some Rules,
    have Subtly ensured that their Constituency people get Better Employements. Why should all these Politicians
    hold rallies in Maharashtra ???

    How will anything be done, as all these Years people like Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan
    and Lalu Prasad Yadav are the Railway Ministers. Today many TCs, Booking Clerks, GRP, in the Mumbai Railways
    are from Zone-A areas. Today Many New Trains have been started to these States. Holiday Specials & Garib Raths
    are also run specially for these States. This is a Fact.

    What Should Be Done ;- College Admissions and Employments should be Given on the Basis of Domicile
    Certificates. I remember in 1991, when I was applying for College Admissions I was asked to produce
    a Domicile Cert. But after my Batch this Rule was Relaxed. 17 years down the line we are Witnessing
    the Result of All this.

    Agreed, 10% Out of Maharashtra People may be Allowed. But First Think of the Sons of Soil. This should
    be applicable Not Only in Maharashtra, but also in other States.

    Read and if you agree kindly Forward to Not Only Marathi People, But also to Non-Maharashtrians.
    Let them also be aware of the Situation that may happen to their Jobs as well.

  305. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 2:58 am #

    Mr Vishal……… betrayed his family??????? get ur facts right about Rajsaheb Thackrey and his family..

    And one more thing….hindi hai watan hai..hindustan hamarahindustan was first with the MUGALS then MARATHAS and then BRITISHnever with UP/BIHARIS

    also Mr Atomo.due u know who Jhansi ki rani was..she was the queen of the Maratha-ruled princely state of Jhansi in North India, was one of the leading figures of the Indian Mutiny of 1857, and a symbol of resistance to British rule in India. Her original name was.Manikarnika Moropant Tambey

  306. Marathi manoos people are generally lazy bums who want free lunches Oct 29, 2008 at 3:04 am #

    Why is Coward Raj Thackeray wanting Z+ security and crying hoarse when it is removed.Did any of freedom fighters get Z+ security from the british.

    Can the marathi manoos develop any other maharastrian city nasik,aurangabad etc etc into a bombay without the sweat and blood of the industrious outsider

  307. Nitin Oct 29, 2008 at 3:22 am #

    I agree with Mayur’s statement.

    Nobody has ever stopped maharashtrians to sell pani puri’s, drive autos in mumbai. Maharashtrian men mostly are lazy. I happen to live in south and north of india for sometime. I have seen that south indians are ready to do any kind of work… The same applies with north indians.. The north indian truck drivers who drive down from up north to all over India delivering the things…. But i have never ever seen a maharashtrian truck driver and if i happen to meet one, the attitude of a maharashtrian ( not all ) sucks… A common maharashtrian still lives in the era of King Shivaji without knowing the good things done by the great Hindu Ruler. Politicians like Raj has literally taken laws in his hands and playing games with the common people.

    I end my comment by saying that

    Maharashtra-Mumbai is a great place to stay as we all know. There are just too many poeple. There is nothing bad that non maharashtrians are coming to Mumbai. That means Maharashtra or Mumbai has better education, better life, and Maharashtrians should be proud about the fact rather than insulting and being violent against the guests.

    Be a True and Proud Indian!!!
    Jai Hind !!

  308. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 3:40 am #

    yes and taxes collected in maharashtra shuld not go to any other states…..

  309. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 4:10 am #

    Saurabh .what u have written is so true.let me add ro each of your points

    1. True..if the student u is standing first and has copied
    2. yup paraliament system to be abolished.only..CMs of each state should from a group and head the country with a elected CEO ( among themselves).like a professional company. Autonomy should be given to each state.
    3. There should be no prime minister..only a CEO.
    4. Yup Hindi movies should be only made in UP and Bihar.
    5. Each state should hire people from there own states to run there govt machinery.buses trains planes etc..taxes should be paid while entering other sates.
    6. No person should go for searching jobs in other states until they are professionally qualified and requested to do the job as no talent is available in the said state. Efforts should be taken to build the require talent.
    7. no answeras its mythological.
    8. Visit to Taj should be restricted only to UPwalas.Others should be charged taxes for the same.
    9. Taxes collected in each state should not be given to central Govt for distribution to other states. ( what will happen to UP Bihar then)
    10. If above is followed Kashmiri problem stands solved.
    11. MNC are working because of commitment to develop and progress given by the people of the state ( some states dont do that..UP Bihar WB..we knw what happened at sigur).
    12. as this relates to spending of wealthone can do it any where
    13. as this relates to spending of wealthone can do it anywhere.
    14. Industries shuld be allowed to be set up.if the promoter want tobut 80% workers should be from the state. All the taxes should be paid to the state in which it is set up.
    15. Local trains should be handled by the transport arm of the state government. Only the best system should be implemented.
    16. Ensure that each state maintains its culture identity and same should be taught to the students in school.

  310. pooshkar Oct 29, 2008 at 4:19 am #

    man lots of work done by gujus……surab why dont u go th Ahmedabad…..mayb its better than Mumbai.u can earn more.

  311. Execute Raj Oct 29, 2008 at 4:56 am #

    This was the breaking news on one of the TV channel today

  312. Rafi Oct 29, 2008 at 7:06 am #

    i dont understand any of your historical debates on who belongs to maharashtra and who deserves to go…
    Its not your mistake that we still fight on our ethnicity…and try to prove that one is superior to another which in my opinion has no point
    I just believe that We have come a long way from the time when people use to fight for land…we all know that if these type of situations persist than it would be end of India as a single country..
    If Marathis are doing this then other states would also do the same as a revenge…and I dont think that would be a good sight to be a spectator of.
    I strongly agree with Mayur when he said that the present state of Mumbai as a so called ‘sapno ki nagri’ and a business destination is a result of hardwork and foresight of people all around India and not just Marathis…
    I have heard stories of outsiders in US and European countries mistreated on grounds of their Asian ethnicity…And then i started hearing same stories happening in states like Tamilnadu only this time instead of Asians they were north indians
    I also used to hate South Indians at that time..when my cousin left his job and came back home from Chennai and told us stories on what happened to him…but then I grew up…
    I just think that people should realize that this is not what should have happened…I think that ppl should think as an Insaan if you understand what u mean…they should realize that fighting over caste, nationality, colour, language is not a good idea…They should be judged according to ones behaviour…instead of beating and killing people by the languages they speak try to khatam karofy those people who wants us to keep fighting each other so they can get some publicity and can mint some money

  313. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 8:23 am #

    Acharya Atre, S.A. Dange, and Prabodhakar Thackeray (father of Balasaheb) the leaders of Samyukta Maharashtra Mumbai was to be a working-class city with better employment opportunities and social justice for all not just a city that spoke Marathi, favoured sons of the soil, and suspected outsiders of stealing their jobs.

  314. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 9:59 am #

    I would like to state here that the Peshwas (the Brahmin chief ministers) defrauded the maratha chhatrapatis (the decendants of Shivaji) after shivajis death in 1680 and usurped their kingdoms.Not very different from whats happening today.Only difference is that now the sons of the soil want to attain economic prosperity without working for it by driving away people who actually worked to make Bombay what it is today.Thats typical maharashtrian behaviour for you.There is a common story amongst maharashtrians about how Marathis are like crabs in a basket.One tries to crawl out and the others pull him back.Couldnt agree more with it.

  315. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 10:02 am #

    I can understand that politicians nedd money poewer but to defraud unemployed people of whatever little they have and to get away with it?TThats more than criminal.And you condone it?

  316. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    I dont understand what you mean by the statement north indians do not respect Marathi culture.What should a north Indian do when he meets a Marathi?Touch his feet and solute him?Sing songs of praises of maharashtrian culture?Do you touch the feet of North Indians who protect you on the border against Pakistanis and jihadists bent upon killing you?Do you salute the Punjabis,haryanvis,rajasthanis and UPites who grow the grains and crops that you eat?Has anybody stopped you from celebrating your festivals?Dont forget that the Mutiny of 1857 was started by Mangal pandey.I dont have to tell you from which part of India he was.That was the start of Indias freedom movement.Do you salute the people from Bihar and UP and thank them for starting the freedom struggle?Grow up my friend.Just curious..whats your age?

  317. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 10:23 am #

    Just curious about your comment that you need leaders like south indians? You sure ? Didnt shiv sena go after south Indians a little while back?And if I remember correctly the slogan for that movement was Uthao lungi,bajao pungi.So much for the leadership of south Indians.If people like you who are literate enough to use the internet have such thoughts I wonder what to expect from a common man.The more you people write on this forum the more you depress me.

  318. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Just to bring you up to the facts..Barring the industrially advanced Bombay-Poona region, the rest of Maharashtra is even now industrially as underdeveloped as several other States in India. nearly 70 per cent of its people living in rural areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood. As the percentage of the net irrigated area to the cultivated area is extremely low and the rainfall irregular, scanty and undependable, agriculture in Maharashtra has invariably been affected by the vagaries of the monsoon.Who is responsible for the industrial development of Bombay-Poona region?Not Maharshtrians.Not even 1 paisa contribution.Lazy bums.Dont want to work,and dont let others work also.

  319. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 10:30 am #

    Now for some facts..Barring the industrially advanced Bombay-Poona region, the rest of Maharashtra is even now industrially as underdeveloped as several other States in India. nearly 70 per cent of its people living in rural areas depend on agriculture for their livelihood. As the percentage of the net irrigated area to the cultivated area is extremely low and the rainfall irregular, scanty and undependable, agriculture in Maharashtra has invariably been affected by the vagaries of the monsoon.Who is responsible for the industrial development of Bombay-Poona region?Not Maharshtrians.Not even 1 paisa contribution.Lazy bums.Dont want to work,and dont let others work also.

  320. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 10:37 am #

    Can you tell me what contribution Maharashtrians have made to the economic development of Bombay?Im not talking about Maharashtra.You can dance naked in the rest of Maharshtra.What have you contributed to the development of Bombay except renaming it Mumbai and sticking Name plates on railway stations,airports and bridges.?You people are fit to be kaamwali bais thats it but I doubt you will withstand the pressure from your Bangladeshi counterparts.You have been in power in bmc for decades.why did you let the bhaiyyas take over the streets of the city in the form of hawkers etc.?Simpleyou collected hafta and made your buck.Damn maharshtra and damn marathi.

  321. Mayur Oct 29, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    By the way,the satavanhas that you mention as the controllers of the whole of deccan came from Andhra Pradesh.G et your history correct before posting here.

  322. arvin Oct 29, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    let me clear u mr few about marathis also . i belong to a place hindi state where we hav a lot of marathi also .institution run by these marathis have only marathiemply they charge less from their marathi manus even after living here from so many generation in this hindi state they only speak in marathi .i have got your great view about chatt pooja so i wnat tomake u clear that here we dont have tradition of ganes pooja but these dirty marathis doing it here they create nusuince in the name of pooja and block the roads if u think that chatt pooja is nota marathi tradition so it shulod b banned in mah. then why uread ramayan it was written by a north indian and bhagwatgita that was also from a north indian as well as all hindu religious book that all fromnorth india . u people r sopoor that u dont have your own language why u read and write like sanskrit which is mother of hindi do u have your grammer idont think do u . somind it their is a lot of marathis out of mah . if other people start retailiating u will b in big trouble

  323. kevin Oct 30, 2008 at 2:04 am #

    simply awesome….best one…pl. send it to everone & aware people about this non-sense & killing poor for their own interest.

  324. Nilesh Oct 30, 2008 at 2:05 am #

    Good information dude some people dont think just listen to media, newspapers and reach tom thier own conclusions these people dont know the real situation for what maharashtrains fighting for, no1 is going to scare away the residents over here who are staying here for generations,they are proper mumbaikars they may be of any cast or religion but the problem is dont let mre people come here it may be problem for not only maharashtrains but all the LOCALS he may be from u.p. or any other state, he is staying here for years celebrates all the festivals as maharashtrains do so he is a local here now stop thatsit dont let more and more people pourin. this bloody media where congress rules is misleading public and that is why all the people here (WHO THINK THEY DONT BELONG HERE) are feeling insecured. I JUST WANT TO ASK EKLAVYA THAT WHEN HE SAYS DONT INSULT PEOPLE OR GIVE BAD WORDS OR WRITE IN BLOCK LETTERS IT SEEMS THAT ONE IS SHOUTING BUT I CAN SEE MANY PEOPLE DOING THIS THIER COMMENTS ARE NOT BLOCKED OR CENSORED U KNOW WHY ? JUST BEACAUSE THEY ARE SPEAKING AGAINS RAJ THACKEREY ANYBODY WHO SPEAKS AGAINST HIM THEN THEY ARE ALLOWED TO WRITE ANYTHING WHY ? JUST BEACAUSE EKLAVYA SAYS THAT IT IS HIS BLOG HE HAS ALL THE RIGHTS TO WRITE ANYTHING OR BLOCK ANYTHING WHAT HE DOESNT LIKE IF IT IS IN FAVOUR OF RAJ. SO WHEN HE CAN DO THIS SO WHY CANNOT RAJ THACKEREY IT IS HIS STATE(EVERY STATE HAS PEOPLE LIKE HIM WHOM LOCALS FAVOUR) HE CAN ALLOW ANYBODY WHOM HE THINKS HAS RIGHT AND DISALLOW ANYBODY WHOM HE THINKS THAT IT WILL BE AGAINST THE LOCALS LIVING HERE FOR YEARS THAT IS WHY THEY CHOOSE HIM TO BE THEIR LEADER .
    EKLAVYA YOU ARE DOING SAME WHAT HE IS DOING .

  325. Wait_For_Reply Oct 30, 2008 at 2:07 am #

    Dont worry,………what maharashtra thinks,if its same as what Raj thackeray thinks……..its good………..BUT, Story will not end here…not with in few days………..Wait….And congrats All .Raj Thackeray….supporters..that you partially won…your unjustifiable and sick war…….

    How much you all have to react,react now only…and take all the precautions for the future also….you all are doing good job after killing and beating north indians………Congrats…….May god help you all…..Wait and watch…….
    But if it will end like this…..it will be unfair ending….so,not today,not tomorrow…..there will be a REPLY……and how….dont know…..till then distribute sweets

  326. Meenakshi Oct 30, 2008 at 4:39 am #

    It all sounds more like mumbai is to India what India is to America when it comes to job insecurity. What I mean to say is that Americans fear loss of jobs when their business models are outsourced to India. That time we’re proud that we’re better than USA. Almost half of the educated indians are working in IT and BPOs. Ditto is mumbai. I don’t really understand why is there so much hue and cry over maharashtrians not getting employment cos of UP/biharis! I guess if you really had to blame someone for job insufficiency it should be marwari, gujratis, because they have a large chunk of business in Mumbai. UP Biharis infact almost live hand to mouth – and like someone said earlier, everyone is most welcome to sell pani puri and drive taxis. How does throwing UP Biharis help maharashtrians get more job opportunities? It definitely helps in getting publicity and being a hero for nothing.

    Why not help marathis outside Mumbai? There are plenty of villages and towns and many maharashtrians deprived of employment. Why aren’t the so-called-concerned-maharashtrians doing anything to help reduce the suicide rate in the rest of maharashtra? Why are you targeting only mumbai? All these politicians visit these remote areas and make promisises just before the elections. WHat have they done to help agriculture prosper in Maharahstra? WHy haven’t all the concerned maharashtrians developed other towns? Gujarat, Punjab have so many developed cities. Whats the charm in going mad over development in maharashtra with just Mumbai and pune, max Nagpur and nasik? All those people who sang a million praises about maharashtra are only talking about Mumbai. Nothing else is attractive in Maharashtra. Even the historical sites are not well kept. Didn’t someone mention that the kings in Rajasthan gave up their kingdoms and hence the palaces are intact, whereas Shivaji fought and hence there are only ruins remaining? Hello, how many of you maharashtrians done anything for the upkeep of the ruins? OKie, let me tell you facts – I hail from Pune – the heart of the marathi culture and shivaji maharaj’s hometown. There are many forts in and around pune – none kept well. There aren’t too many UP Biharis in Pune, maharashtrians definitely out number in leaps and bounds. The forts are dirty, stinky and an impossible place to be in. Same goes to the Ellora and Ajanta caves. The foul smell can drive people out instantly. Been there, done that!

    As someone mentioned in the posts, Mumbai is dirty,etc. How many maharashtrians sitting here have not travelled by cars/ bikes / taxis? You sit in a Air conditioned office? You spray perfume/ deodrants? You burst crackers? You eat and throw waste on the road? You do the Ganesh festival and immerse the idols in water? There you caused pollution of every kind and dirtied your city. So now you will say, its my “baap ka city” or its shivaji’s maratha kingdom – the general historical showoff? Grow up, Shivaji Maharaj was a true maratha, don’t compare yourself to him. He’s prayed, don’t un-dignify him! And it is pointless to bring Shivaji Maharaj in today’s mumbai scenario – for once, I doubt Shivaji Maharaj was a mumbaiite!

    What MNS and Shiv Sena are doing is not for the benefit of the maharashtrian community – please understand that. Many poor innocent maharashtrians have lost their work and been injured. Witness one of the violence and your heart will reach out to them. If you support MNS, then you will also support jehadi terrorist attacks. Well, they are also doing for the benefit of their minority community. They also want their culture to supersede indian. What culture is Raj Thackeray and his supporters talking about? Everyone celebrates/ celebrated New Years Eve, Birthdays, Anniversaries. I have already mentioned this point earlier. And if you guys blog in here, I’m sure atleast half of you celebrate even Valentine’s Day! So now since you believe in the new found god -Raj Thackeray, you should become a devout maharashtrian. Start wearing dhoti, white cap, kurta and force women to wear navari saree – oops! his own wife was seen wearing salwar kameez! How dare she?? Its a north Indian dress! Start blogging your comments here in marathi – lol half of the people would be happy they can understand it. Stop using English signatures. Stop seeing hindi movies. Stop drooling over Hindi actors. Com’on preserve the marathi culture not respected by the UP Biharis!

  327. Vijayabhaskara Oct 30, 2008 at 5:50 am #

    Do any North Indians bother to learn Marathi

  328. Vijayabhaskara Oct 30, 2008 at 6:02 am #

    I am not Marathi. I am an Andhra but I think the Marathi people are being unfairly potrayed in the media. I give Raj Thackeray a pass because I have tremendous respect for his uncle. Raj Thackeray, Bal Thackeray and Narendra Modi are the only politicians who speak some truth. Where is the outrage in the media about the Christian facists who are converting Hindus in order that India will have no morals like an African countries which have been converted to Christianity. Jai Hind!

  329. Vijayabhaskara Oct 30, 2008 at 6:27 am #

    I am not even Marathi. I am an Andhra. Hindi speakers never fear the wiping out of their language and culture because of their numerical superiority and the privileged position of Hindi accorded by the constitution and the central government. Hindi speakers don’t understand that the other language people of India have cultures second to none in this world and all these Marathis are asking is that there culture not be wiped out by a tidal wave of Hindi speakers. The Government of India protects Hindi. But who will protect Marathi, Andhram, Gujarathi, Kannadam etc. if not the people of these states. Raj Thackeray is simply trying to prevent a cultural genocide. Bhaarata Desham would be the loser if Marathi culture is lost. Many of these cultures are pure Vedic cultures un-raped by Muslims unlike U.P/Bihar. We would like to preserve our Vedic cultures without a Hindustani onslaught. The English onslaught is bad enough. I am not justifying any violence. I am just trying to convey the fears of non-Hindi speakers. What Hindi speakers have to understand is that Bhaarata Desham is a sacred land unlike any other country and its parts must be preserved in full.

  330. Eklavya Oct 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm #

    It appears you have taken my suggestion to you to write in lower case personally. It is a general request to all who are posting here. You (or anybody else for that matter) will not become more impressive just by writing in Block letters.

    The reason why some of the post got approved despite being in upper case is that owing to current incidents in Maharashtra, I have started getting a flood of comments on this post. As a result, it was not possible for me to scrutinize every post carefully and some mistakes were bound to happen.

    I also want to clarify that though I am against Raj Thackeray, I am not against people of Maharashtra. My anger with Raj also is not personal. It is all because of his cheap politics in the name of Maratha pride. I am trying to approve all negative and positive comments that I received. Being an independent blogger gives me the freedom to allow even some very harsh comments. However, I am trying to block only those comment which are extremely abusive, insulting and insensitive to the feelings of others. Many of your past comments have been blocked because of this reason.

    Further, don’t compare this tiny blog with your so called great leader. It will be a big joke. I can write anything on my blog but Mr Raj Thackeray is not free to do anything with people of India or Maharashtra. Just because many locals favors him does not mean that the entire Maharashtra has become his personal property. Maharashtra is not the personal blog of a blogger.

  331. kunal singh Oct 30, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    what is maharastra?people as like u can also divide their own mother and then say head is mine leg for younger.pls don’t divide my mother bharat maa ek hai.who has the problem can leave india.i love india.we all are brothers whether we are hindu,muslim,bihari,upties,rajasthani,tamil,andhra……..vande matram.

  332. Why is a person who is a threat to the Indian nation and constitution be protected by Z+ security Oct 31, 2008 at 1:39 am #

    Why is Coward Raj Thackeray wanting Z+ security and crying hoarse when it is removed.Did any of freedom fighters get Z+ security from the british.
    Why is a person who is a threat to the Indian nation and constitution be protected by Z+ security by his own provocative action and speeches leading to rioting and murder.Why is tax payers money being used to protect such scum of the earth.

    Can the marathi manoos develop any other maharastrian city nasik,aurangabad etc etc into a bombay without the sweat and blood of the industrious outsider

  333. Pangerkar Oct 31, 2008 at 2:21 am #

    hey Pangerkar,when u discuss an issue,just stick to it.why the fuck are u talking about south….aahhh.Killing poor people just bcaz he is from a different state,killing innocents for a window seat in train….thats what u call integrity is it….hats off to your policies man

  334. Nilesh Oct 31, 2008 at 5:11 am #

    Good information dude but still there are people who try to find some fault in it
    maharashtrains were the real freedom fighters
    and who was mangal pandey ? actual history says that he was an accidental hero who used to be stoned in bhang aur usi nashe me wo tofh (canon) ke saamne aaya tha

  335. Rafi Oct 31, 2008 at 9:35 am #

    So True

  336. bakra Oct 31, 2008 at 12:21 pm #

    Listen all you RT supporters I warned you that many more BIHARIS are proceeding to MUMBAI like Rahuk raj but you People couldnt realized ITS ok that one Rahul became SHAHID but next time may be some body else will be marega *** ** ****. All media person not all but 75 percent are BIHARIS so RT supporters beware for both side you are going to be hurt mentally as well as physically u people suffered a lot but it was nothing now you RT supporters had put yr hand in sher kae mouth mae.All biharis are keeping silent because of CHHAT pooja after that you see wt happenes their in MUMBAI and mumbai police let us see you people also how brave you all are.

  337. Rajkegandmaro Oct 31, 2008 at 3:44 pm #

    he is a very good person

  338. Mayur Oct 31, 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    Anybody noticed the change in the voice of Raj thackeray since the central govt threatened to arrest him under NSA?Lets see if he has the guts now.Not very unlike Bal thackerays cowardice in the face of Indira gandhis emergency.

  339. Eklavya Nov 1, 2008 at 12:36 am #

    Dear Bakra,

    Please don’t do anything that make this matter worse. We all are depressed and disappointed with the way this matter is being handled by our politicians. It is the most inhuman kind of politics going on where lives of North Indians is being traded to ensure vote banks of Marathis.

    However, going by the recent development, I think youth from North will not require to take law in their hands. Some strong action against RT will be taken by the central government after Chhat Puja. So wait and watch.

  340. Jaywant Patil Nov 1, 2008 at 3:18 am #

    I AM WRITING THIS INFORMATION AGAIN ON THIS BLOG JUST BECAUSE , THE ALL INTELLECTUAL PEOPLE(?) GIVING THE COMMENTS AGAINTS THE RESPECTED MR. RAJSAHEB THACKRAYJI , MUST KNOW THE REALITY.

    PROBABLY THEY MUST HAVE READ IT , BUT WHY NOT A SINGLE PROTESTER OF RAJJI DID NOT WRITE THEIR COMMENT ON THIS ?

    I JUST REQUEST TO ALL OF YOU THAT BEFORE MAKING ANY COMMENT ON ANYBODY YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL THE KNOWELEDGE ABOUT THE ISSUE.

    Read and if you agree kindly Forward to Not Only Marathi People, But also to Non-Maharashtrians.
    Let them also be aware of the Situation that may happen to their Jobs as well.

    A time will come in Maharashtra when, just like the Farmers in Maharashtra, the Graduate
    Youth of this State will Commit Suicide !!!!

    This situation will arise because, All the Jobs in Maharashatra then, will be Occupied by Non- Maharashtrians.
    Non Maharashtrians here means not people from North India, South India, etc., But those People who
    are Not Domiciled In Maharashtra. Similar situation may happen to people of other states too.

    Railway Recruitment Board aspirants are Brutally Beaten Up !!!

    There is large scale Rioting in Bandra, Kalyan, etc !!!!

    STOP.

    THINK. Why this Situation has come up ???

    The Actual Truth is this :-

    Since Independence Indias States were formed on the Basis of the Local Languages. Logical.
    Since 1976, The employment criteria of the Central Recruitment Board was divided into
    zones as per the General People of India. This division was based on the Local Language of the States.

    Zone-A Bihar, Haryana, HP, MP, Rajasthan, UP, Andaman, Delhi formed the Hindi Speaking Zone.

    Zone-B Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab & Chandigad, the Non Hindi Speaking Zone.

    Zone-C Southern India States like Kerala, Karnataka, etc. & North Eastern States like
    Assam, Mizoram, Bengal etc.

    The Central Employment Rule said that All Exams for Employments in the respective Zones shall
    be Held in the Respective States Only. So that the Local People may get the Jobs in their Home Town.
    Very Logical. For 30 Years everything was going Fine.

    But since 1987, there was a Minor Change in the Rule 9 Part 9.2.2, for Zone -B Jobs. And this
    was made a Rule since 1988. This change was that As an optional Language of employement, People of Zone-A
    can Apply for Jobs in Zone-B. This opened up doors of Employement for All Zone-A aspirants in Zone-B areas.

    But with this Clause there was a Sub-Clause, stating The Notice of Jobs in Zone-B areas for Zone-A
    aspirants, May be given in Zone-A Areas only. Because of this, Recruitment Notices for Jobs in Maharashtra, etc.
    are Displayed Only in states like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, etc. But these Notices are Seldom displayed in Newspapers
    of Maharashtra, etc.

    So this time, for the 3000 Railway Posts in Maharashtra, 12000 Aspirants came from Zone-A areas.
    The Result of this is that, the Un-employed of Maharashtra is Remaining Un-employed. This will surely lead to
    Suicides in Due Course.

    Many Parties over these years Requested the Central Recruitment Board to Cancel this Clause.
    But this was Not done. The Result of this is, the Large Scale Beating Up and Rioting Today. This violent
    means is Not Correct. But has there been any choice Left today ???

    This mail is Not to Justify Violence, but to show to you how some Politicians, by Modifying some Rules,
    have Subtly ensured that their Constituency people get Better Employements. Why should all these Politicians
    hold rallies in Maharashtra ???

    How will anything be done, as all these Years people like Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan
    and Lalu Prasad Yadav are the Railway Ministers. Today many TCs, Booking Clerks, GRP, in the Mumbai Railways
    are from Zone-A areas. Today Many New Trains have been started to these States. Holiday Specials & Garib Raths
    are also run specially for these States. This is a Fact.

    What Should Be Done ;- College Admissions and Employments should be Given on the Basis of Domicile
    Certificates. I remember in 1991, when I was applying for College Admissions I was asked to produce
    a Domicile Cert. But after my Batch this Rule was Relaxed. 17 years down the line we are Witnessing
    the Result of All this.

    Agreed, 10% Out of Maharashtra People may be Allowed. But First Think of the Sons of Soil. This should
    be applicable Not Only in Maharashtra, but also in other States.

    Read and if you agree kindly Forward to Not Only Marathi People, But also to Non-Maharashtrians.
    Let them also be aware of the Situation that may happen to their Jobs as well.

  341. Kaamkibaat Nov 1, 2008 at 11:23 am #

    I can think of best punishment for every single person in this list starting from Raj Thackerey,
    Lalu, Nitish Kumar, parents and family of
    unfortunate victims and all this crazy hulla ballus

    Every single one of this marathi or non-marathi
    brigade must be put into a room where Chanakya
    serial is sound in surround sound studio. And they
    are not allowed to come out until their brain
    is washed clean of this filth.

    It is time to only think “Be Indian, Think Indian”.
    Maybe it is high time for India to remove every
    freaking state or city boundaries logically
    from the minds of people.

    Bhelwala, Panipuriwala, sandwichwala in Mumbai is
    always called Bhaiya

    Idli dosawala is always Anna

    Share market is always called Bhai

    Can all of this collectively help lift Marathi
    Bhau out of his low self esteem and solve this
    mess.

    Can Bhaiya, Anna, Bhai and Bhau get together
    and forget Raj?

    On a positive note, Raj’s complaint can be
    stated that “Mumbai does need a massive
    revamp of its infrastructure and place”.
    It needs

    If we let our country’s fate into these politicans hands, soon we’d be facing Greeks, Americans and British (Even Pakistanis)

  342. Bach Nov 2, 2008 at 2:04 am #

    Just pasting a mail which is being forwarded all across>>>
    We all should support Raj Thackeray and take his initiative ahead by doing more…
    1.We should teach our kids that if he is second in class……

  343. Eklavya Nov 2, 2008 at 4:52 am #

    It is already shared here. So I have cut short it. Anyway thanks for sharing..

  344. The Great Maratha Nov 2, 2008 at 9:15 am #

    Raj saheb is the best.

  345. Raj (LN doesn't start with T) Nov 2, 2008 at 8:47 pm #

    Its not about people stealing away jobs, or about northies vs. southies or maharashtrians, its not about being cosmopolitan or not, its about fair, open and free market for jobs. How many maharashtrians are in Bangalore? Think about it. At least think about the US, if the US were to shut its doors to all the Indian immigrants and companies who flooded indian economy with foreign capital, we would have been still in those old produce your own khadi cond*** India! Well politics is the countries worse curse, and the only factor which makes India take two steps forward and one step backward. I wonder if China would ever let anything like this happen in Shangai or any of the provinces where millions of people migrate to work. They won’t that is why they have progressed far more than India. Look at the way the pulled of the olympics, India can only dream about it. We are busy fighting internal battles fueled by politcal agendas. Indians are bright; I have travelled enough to see Indians excel in every feild that we step in to, but we are so poor to get our house in order and think liberaly. Think about it.

  346. Vishal-(RAJ THAKREY-THE SHITLER) Nov 3, 2008 at 4:52 am #

    Dear Push kar
    Thanks for reminding me my history chapters. But let me clear your doubts as well. You said it was with MARATHAS then with BRITISH. Can you answer me what the hell was Marathas were doing when British were f******g our country for hundreds of years. I am sure at that time also some Mr Raj Thakrey would have started this kind of a mess which lead our Soney ki chidiya into trouble.
    Not to mention the sacrifices to recover our freedom. Do u have any idea?
    You guys are losing your impression on rest of the world just becoz of SHITLER-Raj Thakrey.

    Grow up!!!

  347. atomo Nov 3, 2008 at 4:37 pm #

    bhaishab aap kya karte ho or kya aap unemployed ho, kitne biga jameen hai aapke pass , karorpati baap ki aulad ho kya jo bhi ho agar hum kahe ya tum kaho desh ka deka hum ne thodhe hi lia hai to ye batao pure maharastra ka or marathiyon ka deka tune hi lia he ya raj thakre ne agar lia hai to gharo me meva or pakbaan kyun kha rahe ho ghar bedhker kya mumbai ki footpath per koi marathi bikhari nahi hai or kya koi maharastra ke footpath per bhookha nahi sota kya dhand me nahi sota, kya log bhook se nahi marte, or agar marte he to migration or govt job ki vajah se marte hai…. sabhi kya educated hai jo vaha suicide kar rahe hai …. tumne aaj tak kitne bhooke logo ko khana khilaya hai ,kitno ko paisa bata hai , kitno ko kapdhe diye hai koi bhi bole kudh kisne kitna kia hai sayad kisine kuchh nahi kia… haan raj thakre ka support kyun karte hai vo isliy kyun ki jo usko support karte hai vo india se pyaar nahi karte or sabse badhi baat vo raj thakre ki tarah heen bhawana ka shikaar hai unko guilty feel hota hai dusro ke samne stand karte hue… or haan hamara desh agar gareeb desh hai to ek sachche deshbakt ne hi unko gale lagaya hai chahe vo maharastra me ho ya maharastra se bahar,,,, marathi ho ya ger marathi…. kisi di ek din bhooka raheker mumbai ke footpath per kisi bhooke ko khana khilana sayad pata chal jaega sab kuchh…. asal jindagi jine me or dhekhne me bhi bahut farq hota hai ….. naukri ki problem pure bharat me hai or govt job nikalti hi kitni hai maharastra me job rates kafi high hai kisi inter pass ko bhi badia job mil jati hai to vo govt ki job karne kyun jaega ab 100% unemployment mit jae ye to tum apni job chhodh ker hi kar sakte ho sayad tumari post khali hone se 100 -200 ka bhala ho jae………. so mana ki apna chahra aaiyna ko shidhe dekhne se hi dhikta hai per usme dundhla pun kyun hai uske liy aayine ko dono or dekhna padhta hai…. haan ek or baat rahul raz ki maut ek or bhagat singh ki maut hai or rang de basanti movie na dhekhi ho toh sayad rahul raj ne dhikha di hogi ….. jai hind… dunia ke kone kone me deshbakt hai per marathiyon me nahi kyun ki vaha job nahi to desh bakti nahi desh jab job dega tab desh bakti hum dhikhange….

  348. Nilesh Nov 4, 2008 at 12:10 am #

    whatever he is or he was, but now he is a hero and he will be thanks for doing so much for mumbai people now you may go “REMEMBER MAYUR JIS AANGAN ME PED HOTA HAI FAL USI KO MILTA HAI” mumbai was of maharashtrains and will be” and its good that people are saying all these things against maharashtrains let all people know what outsiders think of them WAKEUP MAHARASHTRAINS STOP BEING KIND TO OUTSIDERS,if sum1 is dying on street let him die.dont offer anything to the victims during floods dont help any1 when he is dying in bomblast. see people have nothing to do with kindness poeple think maharashtrains are kaamwaali bais,peons,drivers and watchmen (All media person not all but 75 percent are BIHARIS so RT supporters beware for both side you are going to be hurt mentally as well as physically u people suffered a lot but it was nothing now you RT supporters had put yr hand in sher kae mouth mae.All biharis are keeping silent because of CHHAT pooja after that you see wt happenes their in MUMBAI and mumbai police let us see you people also how brave you all are).see anybody can challenge marathi ppl even on new sum1 announces award for mr RAJSAHEB and no1 censors it.its time to show them what we are.keep this hatred in ur heart till you die dont miss a single opportunity to show this world what you are no softcorner see you allow hawkers and buy vegetables from them, dont do it from now. can you see this hatred for you show them ur hatred.now its the real time to be together hi loka aapli aai bahin kadhat aahet maazhi saglyanna vinanti aahe ki sagle ekjut vha tuchya kade khup taakat aahe tumhi maharashtrat aani bharatatach navhe tar purna vishvat tumchi vahva hoil ase kara. kaahi marathi lokanni te karun dakhavale aahe. konihi tuchya mahitis shikshan ghyayala adthala asel tar tyala madat kara, target motha theva. taaryan paryant lakshya theval tar chandra paryant tari pohochu shakal. raj thackerey is right whatever revolution he is bringing in us it may take time but surely it will work. aaplya purvajanchi ijjat aata tumchyach hatat aahe.
    jai maharashtra kara kashta pan naka hovu nashta sagli kade aapli chaap padli paahije..
    tell all maharashtrains to read this blog lat all know the hatred for us. provoke them then only they will bring a revolution.
    NOT ALL MARATHI CANT REPLY ON NET OR ON ELECTRONIC MEDIA SO REPLY THEM IN WHATEVER WAY U CAN DO. RAJ SAHEB AAMHI TUMCHYA SOBAT AAHOT

  349. Ruler Nov 7, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    Hey Idiot Nilesh…what do you know abt Raj ..He is fit for nothing…Ask Him where his grandparents are from…Even they are not Maharashtrians. You know one thing Marathi people doesnt migrate to other states, since they dont know what they have to do and how to live…They know only to Eat VADA PAAV and Chew TOBACCO…IThis fits exactly to your statementNOT ALL MARATHI CANT REPLY ON NET OR ON ELECTRONIC MEDIA)and nobody thinks he has done any thing great by kicking of North Indians except like you fools. And you please f*** off…

  350. Aditya Talwalkar Nov 8, 2008 at 11:43 pm #

    Well said meenakshi .. please do visit my blog at http://thinkinglikeaking.blogspot.com

  351. Aditya Talwalkar Nov 8, 2008 at 11:50 pm #

    Although I dont agree with Pangerkars views .. even your views are incorrect .. I totally agree that Western Maharashtra is developed not ONLY because of marathis .. but saying that marathis are lazy and havent contributed to the development of the state is not correct .. please read my blog to understand my views on the subject http://thinkinglikeaking.blogspot.com

  352. Nilesh Nov 10, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    People like you are not ready to accept the fact. do you stay in mumbai?i think you dont. pls visit mumbai and see the locals specially marathi poeple.how much money the have now.ppl whose forefathers were settled in mumbai are very less remaining now.many ppl left mumbai and and went to suburbs bcoz of textile mills were closed they didt have source of employment.ppl didnt have money to put thier children in good schools many ppl ddnt even get PFS or even vrs.

    Situation at home was so tense as the only earning member lost his job.they had to leave mumbai all coz of malls nobody cared to recruit ppl who worked in mills where malls were built nobody heard them crying, one man earning with 3/4 kids learning suddenly came on streets. started doing petty jobs like selling VADA PAV,children left schools & started working for thier living,some children didnt get proper guidence as there was no1 to give guidence they went on to become bhais.as the means of earning was textile mills in mumbai.and before they get a grip again in mumbai many ppl flocked in all the places were filled with professionals hired from other states and marathi ppl were on the verge of extinction.nobody gave helping hand to these locals.thier lives were ruined.

    central goverment(jawaharlal nehru) declared 50cr for gujrat for thier claim over mumbai as many ppl from mumbai opposed it. did they keft everthing and went ? no.what marathi ppl got when means of job was replaced with a new thing? as ppl ddnt have money they couldnt keep up with the pace. now that generation has overcome thier kids go to good schools many of marathi ppl are on good post many went to become doctors engineers sportsmen scientist etc etc and i think they have enough money to buy you also.iam a koli working as a C.A. for a reputed company in film industry my younger bro is a graphic designer. this above is what happend with my family & fortunately we were able to survive and we still live in mumbai in 1200 sq ft home.

    we are not against anybody the one who lives here not even for generations but few years and is settled is a local over here. everybody stays here all kinds of ppl but did they bring politics? and no1 is against NORTH INDIANS this media has spread very wrong things.it was just abt ppl from U.P. & Bihar bcoz mayawati & some leaders has started campaining in mumbai.i have spare flat and a hut and both of my tenants are biharis they stay here for years and they agree with the situation. so brother just think y this situation has been created.and dont curse maharashtrains coz they are very kind people, and no they are not on vada pavs anymore that time has gone, come to prabhadevi i’ll show you marathi ppl who have fleet of cars
    JAY MAHARASHTRA.

  353. Vijeeth Shetty Nov 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    Alright so, today is the fateful when i am writing this.. yes, today is the horrific day when terrorists have attacked Taj Heritage hotel, Oberoi Hotel, and Nariman House in Mumbai.. More than 107 people have been killed so far\

    My question is where is the so called saviour of the city Mr. Raj Thackerey…. where is he and his MNS “Goondas” today, when Mumbai is facing its most horrific day since the 1993 serial blasts….

    and for his information, the NSG and the Army men who are fighting for mumbai here, most of them are north-indians… why dont only marathi manoos fight with those terrorists..
    Why dont you send your “marathi manoos” troops to the Taj and Oberoi Hotels.. Yes, the same MNS goondas who were destroying properties, and beating up innocent people on the name of migrants

    Where are you Mr. Raj Thackerey, you are nothing but coward useless anti-social element for India.. you must have pissed on your pants seeing those terrorists in the hotels….

    Please stop all of your cheap political gimmick.. India needs something better

  354. Aamchi Hindustani Nov 29, 2008 at 3:44 am #

    This Is Time To Think For All Those So Called Marathi Manoos Who Are Die -Hard Supporter Of Raj Thakre That Their Hero Should Be Persons Like Great Hemant Karkare(Ips) , Ashok Kamte(Ips), Major Sandip, Vijay Salaskar And Others Who Gave Their Life For National Interest And Saving Lifes Of Others Or Those Like Raj Thakre Who Does Not Bother About Life Of Others For His Political Interest.

    I think RAT (read Raj) & his Sena is hiding in A** hole & waiting for oppurtunity so that he can Damage the Interest of City for his political ambition.

    Shame on Him & Cheers for the Real Heros….

    Jai Hind.,

    Aamchi Hindustani…

  355. Saurabh Nov 29, 2008 at 8:04 am #

    Where the hell is Raj Thackerey now? where the hell was his so called MNSena when THEIR Mumbai was burning?………We should say this on his face “GO to HELL”

  356. tj Nov 29, 2008 at 6:39 pm #

    so all of you above condone voilence , and its ok for those silly msn people to go about and vandalise shop boards etc..its ok to beat up non marathi people…got nothing more to say, raj may be right,but his ways are not.

  357. Rahul Nov 30, 2008 at 8:09 am #

    just one question to raj thackeray
    whr was he n his mns gundas wen thr was attack on mumbai ????
    it was indian army n nsg who saved our india’s mumbai

    people like raj thackeray r d reason dat india is still now a united nation ….
    if indians r not accepted in their own country parts ho can v expect world to treat us equal ????
    indian government should take som serious step against such ppl … hu openly make such disintegrating statements….

  358. sal Nov 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    it took north and south indians to rescue the a**h*** raj and his goondas from the attack by the crazies. if the north and south indians are good enough to put their lives on the line in order to save the people of mumbai, then they are good enough to live and work in mumbai. the coward raj should crawl back into his rat hole and not come out for a while.

  359. Jaywant Patil Nov 30, 2008 at 11:15 pm #

    Dear Anti-Raj/Influenced by HINDI/ENGLISH media/Half-Knowledged about Raj’s issue people ,

    1 .I am happy to see that Mr. Raj left a very great impact on you so that you all remember him in a situation like this where every politician is united against the terror-attack no matter how much political

    differences are in between them.

    2. But at the same time I am really sad , because one thing which can unite all the politician , fails to unite Indian common man . In this situation also ? Its really sad. L

    3. And if you talk about the NSG

    So let me refine your knowledge about NSG (National Security Guard) , it is not at all North-indian Security Guard.

    Its comprises of all the brave officers from all part of INDIA.

    Mr. Sandeep Unnikrishnan , head of NSG for this operation , don’t need to tell from where he was . Unfortunately we lost him .

    Before NSG came, all the brave officers which we lost in terrorist attack , Hemant Karkare (Nagpur),Ashok Kamathe (Solapur), Salgavkar (Kalyan) , Yogesh Patil (Dhule), Jaywant Patil (Thane)were maharashtrian .

    Though most of them were the high authority officers , they faced terrorist with a brave heart but at the same time your ANAMi ROY (Bihar) , K.L.Prasad (UP) were just sitting in the tight security in there cabin .And till now also they did not visit the actual site where these all attack happened.

    4. Mr. Raj is doing his job through his own political way against the wrong things which are there within the INDIA, until and unless he will not get the government (TOTAL AUTHORITY and FREEDOM) he is not

    able to do these things. You people are expecting from him only but not from any other that itself is the success of MNS.

    5. And about his MNS activist (for you GOONDAS) , if Mumbai police , NSG , Navy and BSF united can not resolve this operation then expecting it from MNS activist is a complete foolish, brainless, fatuous,

    insensate, senseless, silly, unintelligent, weak-minded, witless, absurd, harebrained, idiotic, insane statement.

    5. I think you people are very much influenced by his mighty power in Maharashtra that’s why you do not have the faith in ability of NSG , Navy , Indian military and Mumbai police.

    6. Before propagating such kind of irrelevant , baseless , gratuitous and flimsy mails , I think you should remember that in Maharashtra Raj is not having his government.

    7. Better you should ask this questions to Mr.Vilasrao Deshmukh and his government that what the f**k (pardon my language) they are doing when 20-30 terrorist are coming with whole lot of explosive,

    grenades and AK 56 directly from the see to Gate-way and killed 130 innocent people ?

    This is not the time to fight with each other.

    This is very tough time for all the Mumbaikars and all the Indians. So we should be better unite and just f**k away the terrorism from INDIA.

  360. pooshkar Dec 1, 2008 at 5:03 am #

    agree with u jaywant,
    All the politicians and people of the north have started passing stupid political statements which are not required at this point.
    This is a international issue for which maharashtra is bearing the brunt bcause of usless policies of the congress led government.
    we need a lot of reponsiblity and accoutabilty which unfortuanety our politicians lack.
    RAJSAHEB is totally against terrorism..hence none of his speeches included the SADHAVI controversy.
    BJP and SHIVSENA ( MODI included) have called kharkhare an anti national. Now when he has become shaheed these people have lost there face and have nowhere to hide. Congress has let our country down.
    Its very sad people are mixing international issues with local ones which primaraly belong to jobs and infratstructure.
    we must salute all our amred forces including the MARCOS (from INS ANGRE who led the attack operations ), NSG, Maharashtra Police and the Mumbai Fire Brigade for their bravery.

    JAI HIND JAI MAHARASHTRA

  361. pooshkar Dec 1, 2008 at 5:18 am #

    As for Marathi Manoos issue ( which really should not be debated at this point o time) — fighting the terroist – Most of the police officers who died aor are injured in the fight with terrorrist without buleet proof jackets and A K 47 rifles cannot be forgotten. we cannot forget the railway annoucer ( MARATHI MANOOS) despite firing at his cabin was guiding and saving the people trough public annoucement at CST he must have saved around 200 passengers. we cannot forget MARATHI MANOOS who helped injured police and other vicitims to hospitals through taxis and other private vehicles. we cannot forget the marathi manoos who worked day night at the hospitals and morgues.
    We cannot forget the marathi manoos who drove the ambulances in the high risk area without fear to save victims.
    We cannot forget the MUMBAI FIRE BRIGADE risked their life in the war zone without bullet proof jackets.
    Marathi manoos has done a lot and they are also the true heroes along with our amred forces.

  362. suparna Dec 2, 2008 at 4:51 am #

    First time i am reading all the posts. Today our focus has been shifted to terrorist attack in VT/ Taj.
    But still my opinion will be restricted only to the original issue .. ‘Raj thakerey and his marathi manoos issue..’
    If really he is a sensible person and wants to do a good to marathis he should come into actual national politics .. contest and take a responsible post in state. Just a goondagardi will not help him to get what he wants.
    Many of you have given example of chennai people that they dont respond to hindi language in their state ..
    reason is … they love their language and culture.
    My experience is … here in mumbai even marathi people try to become like a north indian .. they try to speak hindi ( todor mod ke ) some mumbaiya hindi and all
    Even in bengal lots of lots of marwaris and gujrathis are their and they are really rich , established businessman they are bringing their bhai bandhu to calcutta every 2nd day for roti rozi but kolkattan never communicate even in “bong accent hindi” with them ..
    in fact non bengalis communuicate with bengalis with distorted( tuta ) bengali. Why ?? because bong / tamil and other state people love and respect their own language and culture. Here is bombay only lower class locals are visible active in Ganesh puja .. upper class locals are mostly in dandiya in 5 star hotel or ground which is actually not their own culture . Go to WB and see in all level they are active in Durga puja even in miumbai or where evere they are in the world .. they are celebrating Durga puja unitedly .. if you love and respect your language and culture other will do if you dont…

  363. Jaywant Patil Dec 5, 2008 at 4:02 am #

    This is for them who dont have a overall knowledge about Raj’s issue, and influenced by HINDI/ENGLISH (completely prejudiced) media.

    See this . And shut your mouth.

    http://punekar.in/site/2008/11/28/pune-organises-blood-donation-camps-for-mumbai-attacks/

    http://www.mumbaipluses.com/newbombayplus//index.aspx?page=article&sectid=1&contentid=200811282008112812235289daadbead&sectxslt=&comments=true&pageno=1

  364. Saurabh Dec 8, 2008 at 12:23 am #

    Sad on your part my dear friend…. you are still mistaken. May GOD bless you and give you some brains

  365. Hard core maharashtrian Dec 12, 2008 at 3:03 pm #

    Raj will never contest elections. Like his cousin and uncle, they are too scared of losing and losing face. Forget India, he doesnt have guts to contest in mumbai- besides he will have to declare his ill gotten wealth. Can one explain how a man without a profession can by such expensive mill land and buy buildings? Not only chors but communal, racist and linguistic chors.

  366. RAJESH Dec 16, 2008 at 1:54 pm #

    Awesome….

  367. pooshkar Dec 17, 2008 at 6:21 am #

    One more marathi manoos “unsung hero” –
    Other than the three top cops of Mumbai police, Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar who were killed in the recent attack on Mumbai by terrorists, people have forgotten a real hero. Tukaram Omble, 48, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), the only cop who with his daredevil courage was helped in the nabbing of a terrorist on 26/11 alive.

    Omble was asked by his senior officer to take up a position on Marine drive on Wednesday night, as soon as the news of firings at Leopold Caf, Oberoi and Taj Hotels came in.

    Subsequently, at 12.45 am, Omble got an alert on his walkie-talkie that two terrorists had hijacked a Skoda car and were heading towards Girgaum Chowpatty. Minutes later Omble saw the Skoda drtiving past him. He jumped onto his two- wheeler and chased the terrorists car.

    A team from the DB Marg police station was busy setting up a naka bandi at the Chowpatty signal. As soon as the car approached the signal the terrorists fired at the police team but had to reduce the speed of the car, thanks to the barricades laid by the police team for naka bandi.

    Omble overtook the Skoda and stopped in front of it, forcing the driver of the car to change the direction towards right and hit the divider.

    With one terrorist busy controlling the car, Omble sprang on other terrorist, Amir Kasab and caught hold of the barrel of the AK-47 rifle with both hands. In retaliation Kasab pulled the trigger of the gun, whose barrel was pointed towards Omble.

    A spray of bullets entered Ombles stomach and intestines. But the latter held on to the gun until his last breath, stopping Kasab from shooting anyone else.

    In next to no time other cops arrived and killed another terrorist, Ismail, pounced on Kasab and captured him.Investigating agencies were successful in gathering lot of information from the sole terrorist who has been arrested. But this was only possible because of Ombles daredevil move.

    Omble is survived by his wife and four daughters. He is a real hero, who has been forgotten by people as well as the politicians who are busy in resigning and giving up their responsibilities rather than to fight against such terrorism

  368. Mee Marathi Dec 19, 2008 at 7:32 am #

    I am a marathi ex-serviceman. But this flare-up against Marathis pains me (& also angers me). I have seen many parts of India and seen that marathis live there peacefully , never trying to dominate locals/ local politics but mixing with them, talking & adapting native language & culture.

    But why the hell then there is this outburst against marathis & for that matter Raj? The stinking brains and rotten heads are working. Were biharis sleeping when their back sides were being kicked in North Eastern states?
    Do they have balls to go & attack locals in Chennai/ Trivendrum/ Panipat/ Vizag ? NO NO NO…Maharashtra seems to be a soft target. Most annoying thing is this outburst is being done by guys who are staying, working in Maharashtra.
    Maharashtra has a proud tradition of Shivaji, Peshvas, Lokmanya Tilak, Rajguru, Dr. Ambedkar, Vinoba Bhave, Vir Savarkar, YV Chavan, CD Deshmukh & Armed Forces chiefs (Now don’t ask who are these people). As a marathi, I can tell you that maharashtrians are peace loving, docile, welcoming and proud people. But if you corner a cat, she will bite you back. Exactly, that’s happening with MNS/ Raj.

    Deep down, all marathis have a growing sympathy towards Raj (may not be towards his methods). The attitude of Hindi Press is fuelling it. What’s happening today in Mumbai & Maharashtra is an exact replica of the opposition in TN & other Southern states to Hindi domination a few years ago.
    Try & understand the problem in all big towns in maharashtra of in-equality, suppression and hijacking of opportunities and one will realise the psyche of marathi youngsters …….

    If this is an all out war to wipe out marathis then so be it…we took ON pashtuns, mughals, afghans and Britishers and we can sustain now. Jai Hind ! Jai Maharashtra !

  369. deepak Dec 24, 2008 at 12:46 am #

    dear Mee marathi

    First clear the air ……..ur fight is only with poor non marathis ?
    why dont U ( great ) come to compete with big industrialist , educationist .. film heros top level corporate people other business mans ( who are mostly non marathis).

    All those poor people are coming from small town , fighting all odds and are surviving. instead praising their attitude and adopting their spirit locals are fighting with them out of jelousy. You people are exposed to everything .. every opportunity .. all kind of career paths are open to every body in mumbai.
    if outsiders are abale to take that oportunity why cant you ?
    We all are living in India .. YOU can not stop people moving from one state to another.

    Yes illegal jhopod patti bangladeshi intruders those things are very much stoppable by our ministers

    by the way there also marathis are running the show is’nt it ???

  370. sameer(marathi) Dec 24, 2008 at 11:56 am #

    I am a marathi myself. i respect the feelings of maharashtrians. but i am strictly against violence. whatever may be the reason one cannot justify the brutal beating up of north indians. We marathis are mostly peace loving(as most people thought before all this happened)but this issue has made me ashamed. All right I agree there is problem in railway recruitment examinations but after beating innocent students has the matter been solved? Those students don’t know that railway exam advertisemints are not given maharashtra. then why beat them. why not try and create pressure on the govt regarding this issue? If maharashtrians(including me) want changes we should follow the gandhian method(not against non-marathis but against north indian leaders who are to a little extent responsible for bringing so many outsiders in MH). Remember gandhiji’s spiritual heir was Vinobha bhave and we should respect both of them and there way of protesting or tackling an issue. They never used voilence against britishers. and we are using it on our own brothers and sisters. I also requaest my north indain freinds that all marathis are not of the same point of view. shivsena lost when it started a similar agitation against south indians(it lost in marathi majority areas also). I think this is enough to prove that all marathis are not with raj thackeray. i love maharashtra and india within my heart. And all the local issues should be solved with some dignity from both the sides.

  371. sameer (marathi) Dec 24, 2008 at 12:31 pm #

    Hello to all.Iam a hardcore maharashtrian and let me tell you that my love for maharashtra is not less than other marathis writting in this blog. But I strongly feel that what raj is doing is wrong. I know local ppl may somtimes feel that the north indians are crating problems in maharashtra but I feel that what raj thackeray is doing cannot stop this problem. marathis will have to work hard and show to the world that we(marathis who are indians also) are less than noone. raj thckeray is just trying to secure his votebank insread of doing something concrete for marathis.we maharashtrians are being beefooled by a politician. so next time you(marathis and non-marathis)vote, please remmeber who not to vote for.

  372. ronnaber Dec 28, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    see let me clarify at the beginning itself,i am not supporter or oppressor of raj thackeray so i dont want hate slogans against me,and read this with your senses and not by predicting beforehand this is against biharis,ups and all

    i am a man who just supports truth

    ok,whatever you say u r supporter of raj thackeray

    how come?let me tell you

    the more you swear him call him a**h***,m*******,b********,etc more you are gathering votes for him.
    its works like this.
    more u swear people will be curious why you are swearing and if maharashtrian see this campaign against them(raj is anyways maharashtrian)you think they will support you? even if he is not supporter of raj he ll vote for him.

    u wont notice it sitting there,six months ago he was nothing and now when he is arrested 10000 people get arrested for protesting arrest,bandh is called in mumbai by traders,6 lakh register in 3 day time to his party.his party goes to every rural village in maharashtra.
    how did this happen?
    thanks to the amazing tv campaign “raj ne fir ugla zeher” by ndtv,india tv,aaj tak and all

    and if this continues,i bet he ll be chief minister someday and then he ll be ruthless to up/bihar people more than what modi was too muslims
    (there was similar hate campaign against modi,people called him hindu fanatic,hater of secularism etc…what was the result gujurat people voted him again…gave him majority in legislative assembly)

    same thing is gonna happen in maharashtra…now i wont tell u wat u should do..i am not your guide if u think i am wrong go ahead and swear him even more..smart people will keep their cool

  373. pooshkar Dec 29, 2008 at 3:46 am #

    MODI has been good as a leader for gujrat..and gujrat has grown to new levels under his leadership…..who knws raj thackery “might be” good for maharashtra.

  374. Rish Dec 30, 2008 at 6:07 am #

    Raj is a stupid coward just promoting the idea that Maharashtra just belongs to marathis, and no one else.. He believes just in his own stupid principles and doesn’t believe in equality among all the Indians.. I think that he may divide India even more, and build up a separate country for Marathis… He is a foolish,quarrelsome person, and has no sense of anything..

  375. Hard core maharashtrian Feb 4, 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    RT is just doing this so he can garner votes of the uneducated and illiterate and unemployed of maharashtra- after all which educated person would vote for him. Like BT used it to gain popularity by targeting south indians in the 60’s and like Advani went on his rath yatra in the 90’s. Once they gain enough support they change their tune and even hire north indians like sanjay nirupum for example. Basically the politicians are exploiting the common man at the cost of his limb and life for their personal selfish gain. Most tax in mumbai is paid by non – maharashtrians – check the stats if you want. Yet these ppl have the audacity to claim mumbai belongs to only them. Divisive politics helps no one. Even the high court has termed him a terrorist hasnt it? ( Not my words but an Hon’ble judge’s). After all isnt anybody who terrorizes people a terrorist ( again not my words but a learned judge’s)

  376. rajkumar yadav Feb 6, 2009 at 6:18 am #

    Hello,
    I am a raj,
    Today i will tell you god is given a birth to people to love all the people in any country like in India or other country .When the india or pakistan are not diveded in India or pakistan. Then Mahatama gandhi said to all the people are only one god of son no any oneis caste or any one is a any bar.
    So, friend I will said to you only you help other people those people are rich or poor people . You have a qualified person but old person will not a qualified peson but have a brain . He help the other people or when pakistan will divided in India those people are come forward in one line in backside for gandhiji ,
    No any state or country you are only indian.Friend you will fit your mind.
    so , friend you will see the india come in number 1 in the world so you will do this thing .hard work , love the people , help the poor people, do’nt hearing the any politician.
    so , friend iwill tell one something only not hearing
    the politician .
    Eg: Like the bagath sing , pandith jawaharlal , sivaji maharaj, ranilakshmi bye! lakshmi bye is a women it is not war only the rajwada to sit on the chair of rajwada she is a indian women .In war lakshmi bye is death left the small child in india those are very small he is not know the where is my mother . he is only drink the milk. she is death only one thing you will leave in india in happiness or enjoyment

    SO………….. FRIEND………….YOU………ARE……….ONLY…….INDIAN…..
    OK
    BYE

    any thing i will write a the wrong .
    Iwill say’s sorry

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