27 November, 2020

Delhi Diary

Whether it is Jaya Bachchan or Karan Johar or Sharad Pawar prostrating before Matoshree, the homage should be roundly condemned.

Delhi Diary

Sanity vs Senas

As an ex-Punjabi manoos from Napean Sea Road with a 20-year-old standing in the City of Gold, I view the melodrama starring the Thackeray son/nephew, Shahrukh Khan, Sharad Pawar, Ashok Chavan with growing exasperation. My blood pressure rises further when bad-tempered TV debates endlessly discuss the apparently life-or-death question: Who does Mumbai belong to? This possession of turf evokes responses ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, mostly the latter. That we should be squabbling over such a preposterous proposition reflects the hopeless condition of our republic. It is like asking: Is a citizen of India free to travel from one state to another? Is a resident of Gujarat entitled to a gas cylinder if he moves to Tamil Nadu? Does the RSS chief have to be a Hindu?

Since the original question invites contempt, let me offer some topics worthy of our attention....



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