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
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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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