Migrant issues – Qatar and Maharashtra,a comparison.

Lately almost all newspapers and blogs are loaded with discussions on drama scripts ,directed by Raj Bahaiyya.Although it’s been long since I was itching to write about him,I refrained as I don’t want him to get more publicity,even through my small blog..For some odd reason,well, maybe because of overdose of Raj news,I thought of sharing something that may seem to have ‘some’ relation to what Raj Bhaiyya is saying..

 

 

I take you to a nation called Qatar,a small place with an area of just 11,437 km²(Kerala is 38,863 km²) . After centuries-long domination by the Ottoman and British empires, Qatar became an independent state on September 3, 1971.Before the discovery of oil, the economy was focused on fishing and pearling. After the introduction of the Japanese cultured pearl onto the world market in the 1920s and 1930s, Qatar’s pearling industry faltered. However, the discovery of oil, beginning in the 1940s, completely transformed the state’s economy. Now the country has a high standard of living, with many social services offered to its citizens and all the amenities of any modern state.

 

 

Besides ethnic Arabs, much of the population migrated from various nations to work in the country’s oil industry.Expatriates form the majority of Qatar’s residents. The petrochemical industry has attracted people from all around the world. Most of the expatriates come from South Asia and from non-oil-rich Arab states. In July 2007, the country had a growing population of approximately 907,229 people of whom approximately 350,000 were believed to be citizens .Because a large percentage of the expatriates are male, Qatar has a heavily skewed sex ratio, with 1.8528 males per female.

The population in the current GCC states has grown more than eight times during 50 years; to

be exact,from 4 million in 1950 to 40 million in 2006, which marks one of the highest rates of the

population growth in the world. This increase has not been caused primarily by a natural growth of

indigenous population but by the influx of foreign workers.For every single national,there are three forigeners here.Isn’t that really disturbing when the ecomony as a whole is taken into consideration?Can you belive that the population of expatriate Indians in Qatar stood at 419,096 as of July 31, more than double that of the local Qatari population!!!

 

 

Since the discovery of oil, these countries, lacking a local workforce, have been employing a large expatriate labor force. That process has had a very significant impact on the economy, politics, and the social structure of the GCC states. Remittances from migrant labor back to their home exceed the value of regional trade in goods as well as official capital flows.

 

Migrants are outsiders, period. Such emigration has generally been supported by the governments of home-countries to ease the pressure on labor markets, reduce unemployment, and accelerate development. More plainly said, governments like ours who are not competent or responsible enough to provide for its own citizens, pack  people to far away countries where they can earn  a living and will sent money back to homeland and again the government is happy when it receives foreign money..Many of our states(Kerala for instance) have this oil-money as backbone of internal economy ,the money sent home by people who work as slaves here.Not to divert from the main topic, not only that government is happy that there is less employment issues ,but also there is lot of  incoming money and thus development. So for them it is double dhamaka..What about the economy on the other end?

 

 

 

The migration of Asians and non Arabs to GCC countries have disrupted their societies. In contrary to Europe and like places, where foreign workers have only complemented the national workforce, usually by filling lower-status jobs, in the GCC states they have become the primary, dominant labor force in most sectors of the economy and the government administration.How good is that in the interest of Qatar as a country?

 

 

 

This development has posed security, economic, social and cultural threats to the local population . As a consequence, to maintain a highly privileged position of the nationals,numerous restrictions have been imposed: the sponsorship system, to limit the duration of foreigners’ stay, curbs on citizenship rights of migrants etc. However, many of these measures have not brought the expected results.The employers usually prefer to keep workers who have already gained some local experience rather than bring in the new ones. Moreover, importing a new worker involves additional costs to employers. As a result, the average period of time that foreign workers spend in the GCC countries continues to extend, and the number of ‘almost permanent’ foreign workers has increased.As the unemployment among nationals began to grow, which was a phenomenon unheard of in the past, the GCC governments decided to embark on the formulation of labor market strategies to improve this situation, to create sufficient employment opportunities for nationals, and to limit the dependence on the expatriate labor (the so-called localization, nationalization or indigenization of labor, depending on the country referred to as: Saudization, Omanization, Emiratization, etc.).

 

 

A number of measures have been proposed to achieve these objectives:some professions have

been reserved as ‘for nationals only’,the employment quotas for nationals and expatriates have been introduced in certain professions, wage subsidies and state retirement plans for nationals in the private sector were established parallel to fees and charges on the foreign labor to make it less competitive Private companies are expected to maintain certain percentage of nationals. Moreover, large efforts have been made to improve the education and training of nationals. Nevertheless, all these measures have so far brought only limited results. Only the public sector has become successfully nationalized. In the private sector, the localization is still very low.

 

 

The employment of foreign workers is both profitable and costly for the receiving countries. The benefits of importing foreign labor are fairly clear: foreigners provide a basic workforce as well as specialists to compensate for the limited number of nationals with required skills and attitudes, stimulate the domestic consumption of goods supplied by local merchants, and boost local property markets. The costs, although much more difficult to estimate, consist of salaries, and the increased spending required to expand the educational and health services, housing, and roads, communications and other elements of infrastructure in order to accommodate the needs of the newcomers. Moreover, the foreign labor force is a substantial drain of the GCC states’ hard currency earnings, with remittances to migrants’ home countries amounting to $27 billion each year.

 

 

On the other hand, foreigners benefit from their employment in the GCC countries. They are usually able to find better-paid jobs than they would have at home, enjoy a high standard of living, and often have a chance for a quick career advancement. In particular, they are able to save large sums of money and send or take them home, often significantly stimulating the economy in their home countries. The presence of a large number of expatriates constitutes, however, a major threat to the

stability of the GCC countries; it endangers the culture, influences the structure of society and, furthermore, has an impact on the foreign policy

 

 

***phew***Now over to a small place nearby..

 

 

Mumbai, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra and the financial capital of India. With an estimated population of thirteen million, it is the most populous city in India and the most populous city in the world. Mumbai is the commercial and entertainment centre of India, generating 5% of India’s GDP and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 40% of maritime trade, and 70% of capital transactions to India’s economy. Mumbai is India’s largest city. It serves as an important economic hub of the country, contributing 10% of all factory employment, 40% of all income tax collections, 60% of all customs duty collections, 20% of all central excise tax collections, 40% of India’s foreign trade and Rs. 40 billion in corporate taxes. Mumbai’s per-capita income is Rs. 48,954  which is almost three times the national average.

 

 

The late 1970s witnessed a construction boom and a significant influx of migrants, which saw Mumbai overtake Kolkata as India’s most populous city. This influx caused unrest among local Maharashtrians who worried about the loss of culture, jobs, and language. State and central government employees make up a large percentage of the city’s workforce. Mumbai also has a large unskilled and semi-skilled labour population, who primarily earn their livelihood as hawkers, taxi drivers, mechanics and other such blue collar professions. The port and shipping industry, too, employs many residents, directly or indirectly. In Dharavi, in central Mumbai, there is an increasingly large recycling industry, processing recyclable waste from other parts of the city; the district has an estimated 15,000 single-room factories.The media industry is another major employer in Mumbai.

 

 

According to the 1991 census, the linguistic groups’ demographics are: Maharashtrians (53%), Gujaratis (22%), North Indians (17%), Tamils (3%), Sindhis (3%), Tuluvas/Kannadigas (2%) and others.There are 875 females to every 1,000 males, lower than the national average

 

 

Like other metropolises in the developing world, Mumbai suffers from the same major urbanization problems seen in many fast growing cities in developing countries: widespread poverty and unemployment, poor public health and poor civic and educational standards for a large section of the population. With available space at a premium, Mumbai residents often reside in cramped, relatively expensive housing, usually far from workplaces, and therefore requiring long commutes on crowded mass transit, or clogged roadways. According to 2001 census of India, about 54% of the city’s population lives in slums.

 

Now tell me whether Raj Thackery makes some sense to you..I am not supporting his means of putting forward his thoughts,but I must say that I do support his cause and there are many many marathis who support him irrespective of his violent means because they feel the haven’t been given justice in their own land..Now you can claim that my example of Qatar as a disrupted economy due to migrants ,is out of scope and that Maharashtra and Bihar and Kerala are all parts of same country..Agreed..But don’t forget that states were formed based on linguistic factors and every citizen has more claim over his own state than an outsider.We are yet to evolve into the virtual boundary-less country where we can move around freely..When UP and Bihar or Kerala cannot provide for its own people,people like Lallu have no right to call Raj  ‘a mental case’..Lallu is a gone case bcoz he has eaten  and grabbed as much as possible from Bihar..Also,I was reading that Lallu was not takig into concern any of the petitions given by people regarding railway recruitment..So,why should marathis suffers simply because neighboring states are ruled by lazy greedy politicians who care least and provide for its own people.

 

 

And yeah,I know its unfair to ask people to leave who made up lives here ( Qatar or Mumbai for instance) after they have contributed as much as possible and asking them to leave once the economy is stable is mean..But life is all about survival of fittest..So when there is imbalance in people moving in and out of societies,we will have clashes over the same..And finally,there is something called central government,but sorry,they have no time to deal with petty issues like these.. 

 

 

Lastly the drama by Raj Bhaiyya is all about securing a seat in next elections and he care least for real cause ..If he had cared,he’ld not have caused 30 lakh rupee loss for his ‘soil’ in one single day..So,this post is not about hailing Raj,but the cause behind it..Afterall,I think that all non marathis should move out of Mumbai and teach mumbaikars a lesson on learnig themselves “How independent they are”..lol..Trust me,I am sure Raj and allies will knock door of all those people who left and ask them to come back..Society is all about giving and taking,well atleast that’s how I learned it..

 

 

p.s:

 

I just knew he had “Z “ grade security protection till today..uh..Indeed a secular India..Jai hind..And oh yeah,Raj is not much bothered about western cultures like pubs and nightouts intruding his culture,rather he is bothered about ‘rest of India’-culture diluting Maharashtra..strange…

 

 

**phew**I took 4-5 hours to read articles and write this 2-page rant..The post seems too long..I hope atleast few people will bother to read the entire post..Do share your views..Good day.. 

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  1. Y u r having an empathy towards Raj Thackeray. 🙂
    Lots of publicity to him thru your blogs…wat hppnd

    Lol..I hate him..He is a criminal goonda.I was only trying to see why is he shouting and why so many people support him 🙂 -Nimmy

  2. You cannot compare oranges to apples. Migrants to the gulf countries know that their migration is temporary in nature. They can be kicked out anytime depending on the whim of their sponsors or host countries. While internal migration to Mumbai is every Indian’s birthright, being citizens of India, and Mumbai being part of their country.

    Agreed sagarone..But what do you say about the society you are disrupting by claming your right to move around and work anywhere..Why should marathis remain unemployed ,just bcoz our Lallu and Amar singh and allies can’t bother enough to provide for their own people..I am not saying that each people should confine themselves to their own states..Mirgation help in having a society where we give and take..But what if one side alone keep on giving /taking?Isn’t the balance lost?We are a great nation when we stand together..But uncontrolled migration will only lead to unbalanced balance right? Remember,we are talking about a place where more than 50% live in slums..and moreover we are talking about a country where castes and sectors,whatever be the reiligon, is highly prominent..

    -Nimmy

  3. Mumbai was not built by the Marathis. It was built with the blood and sweat of migrants from all across the country. It just happens to be physically located in Maharashtra. It is wrong for Marathis to claim it only for themselves. What about other metros? Should Delhi be only for Hindi speakers, should the Punjabi speakers be kicked out of there? Lalu and Amar Singh are just one part of the problem. The other part is the human urge to migrate.

  4. hey nimmy, came across your blog from nova’s.

    as long as the constitution says that people have the right to free movement and work across all states within the Indian country, no person can question or suppress an Indians right.

    if Raj or anyone else wants to stop people, let them modify the constitution. then it would be legal. till then, he or anyone else cannot take law into their own hands or create their own laws.

    if we say that marathi people are not getting jobs because other indians are proving themselves better and therefore other indians should not be allowed to do this, then when india takes away jobs from the US through outsourcing, that should be illegal as well because it comes at the expense of Americans. without the outsourcing boom in bpo, kpo and service industries, our economy would not be having a double digit growth rate over the last so many years and people would still be living in dirt poverty. including people in mumbai.

    so much said for the economic aspects. when we talk about the free market economics, they must apply equally when we deal with people within india and when we deal with people outside.

    when someone abroad throws stones on indians or chants abuse, we label him/her a rascist. then what is the difference between that rascist and raj and his group beating and causing harm to other fellow indians?

    if marathi people are feeling so bad about other people living in their state and/or taking away their jobs etc, then I say call back all the marathi people from around the world who are onsite or settled abroad back to mumbai/maharashtra. after all, they are also taking away some native’s job there.

  5. 🙂
    Read it with interest.

    I agree with you and agree with Raj, though he could have been more effective had he not resorted to violence. This way he has made for the people like ‘me’ – who agree with him – difficult to defend him. There fore I called self ‘Devil’s Advocate’.

    🙂

    Laloos and his ilk are doing what a Nikkama Family man do: Sending own children to Padosi ka Ghar for feed, so he is spared the efforts to earn for own children.

    BTW I find the contrast between Mumbai and Qatar interesting.

    You are doing fine keep it up.

    Happy Diwali and merry Festive season.

    PI.

    • nandu
    • October 24th, 2008

    Nimmy and all,

    Migrant workers exist because there are no locals to fill the required gaps. As the world becomes more open, people will travel across great distances to where they are required. A question of demand and supply-nothing more.

    Raj Thackeray and his ilk are the lowest form of political criminals, using the issue as a platform to gain power- like Bal Thackeray in the days of yore. If you remember, Shiv Sena was initially anti- South Indian, before they found a new enemy: Muslims.

    • manoj
    • October 24th, 2008

    i am basically from kerala; there are lot of bengali, bihari, oriya, tamil, nepali work force in kerala. it is not the government imported/invited these work force to kerala. where ever you find a better wage, job opportunity people move around.

    these days tamils are going back due to their higher wages in tamil nadu. i was in bombay for look out of job for sometime.

    we are a federal nation; evey citizen is having the right to work within the nation.

    gujaratis are all over the world for at least for the past 2 centuries.

    media want sensational news every day, thats why raj thackeray in in the headlines. i dont think lallu or amar singh has to play anything with it.

  6. Hi Manoj you are absolutly right.

    I saw that every one hated Bihari so why not you free that state from India?

    All biharis where go and live there.

    I am the first man who demanded free BIHAR, Remember that in 1928 Zinna demanded Pakistan.

    You may read my blog, and also find my community on orkut.
    http://prafulkr.wordpress.com

    • Nimmy
    • October 24th, 2008

    Thanks everybody for your comments..i’ll try to reply by tomorrow..Some health issues..Sorry for not responding..

    good day to all

  7. @Praful
    What an insanely foolish India . How can you imagine an India without Bihar , and a Bihar which is not a part of India . No matter what quite a few of my fellow Indians think , Bihar is an integral and important part of India , as any other state . Free Bihar my foot . Free Indians from the stupid mindset of linguistic/religious/casteist chauvinism .

    @Nimmy

    I partially agree with you . There must be a balance , a natural order of things . A city , no matter how big , can handle only a certain number of people , migrants included . And I have been kind of shouting that the Media should also focus the brilliant leaders of UP and Bihar for their mis-rule . BUT , Raj Thackeray is no devil’s advocate . He is the devil . What he has done could , by some stretch of imagination , lead to civil-war-like situation . There have been about 8 deaths so far . And things could get even worse .

  8. I think its all about creating a market and job opportunities at a particular place. As soon as that is done, people are bound to shift there because of the prospect of a better livelihood.
    The main problem in India is the population explosion. But then all this does not give anyone the right to vandalize public property and indulge in criminal activities.

    • sunder
    • October 25th, 2008

    Qatar and mumbai comparison? i feel out of context….

    In qatar and GCC states, locals have no idea how to explore oil etc..all these are done by Ghoras as we call them here….locals here have no intention to work….that i sthe reason why the govt indirectly puts laws like sponsorship etc etc….a dubai company cannot take up a work in abu dhabi without a local sponsor….many jobs local will never do like cleaning and low level jobs….just now only they are realsiing that the expat population is increasing..and in no way it is a threat to the local culture etc etc…you canthave the cake and eatit too..

    you cant even find a local welder? and if any body gets a big qualification they prefer to work in europeon countries…

    Hard earned money of Gulf states? who is working hard, the expats or the locals? further mostof the remittances are going to ghoras only..are you aware of their salaries?

    Most of the Indians are workers working in horrible conditions..

    Sharjah to dubai it takes 2 hrs to travel…Now most of them are packing their bags and returning to India…if we want 100 people and go to mumbai we dont even get 25..that is the situation now..so now are going towards nepal for recruitment …

    Oh GOD just like that you have accused Indian Govt….out of the total population in India how many are working abroad..if all of them come back, India can take it….no more India is dependednt upon foreign remittances….infact now In India lot of expats are working….India is a great country….it is easy to accuse, with the population level India is doing great…i realised this more when i live here in Oman…andheri population wud be more than qatar and oman…

    again statistics have been misintrepreted…colection of mumbai tax ..SBI head office is in Mumbai..so it pays the entire tax in mumbai…does that mean that the revenue is generated in Mumbai? likewise all big corporates have HO in mumbai…so itis just using statistics to ones advantage…

    Plus all the mumbaikars have to thank thecentral govt for projecting and proving infrastructure to become financial hub of the country….

    The biggest mistake the central govt did was not to improve other cities..though this may be slightly changing..

    What Raj has taken is just to get votes….In Tamil Nadu, DMK agitation against anti hindi gained popularity…

    • Milind Kher
    • October 25th, 2008

    Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city. It is not just the Marathis who have contributed. Gujaratis and Parsis have probably had an even greater contribution. There are many other communities who live here and contribute.

    However, a stark reality is that both jobs and space are finite. That is when it pinches the Marathi. He sees that people from outside the state have filled the slot for the job he coveted.

    However, Mumbai is ultimately a meritocracy, and a little Darwinian. Fastest finger first!!

  9. What Laloo did was post recruitment Ads for the railways only in newspapers in Bihar and not in Maharashtra, at least thats what I heard. THIS is definitely wrong, so I too support Raj this time.

    • Milind Kher
    • October 28th, 2008

    No matter how much we stress on the fact that people are free, as Indian citizens, to seek employment anywhere in India, the fact remains that Mumbai cannot singularly bear the brunt of people coming in from outside.

    It is very important for other cities to also develop as potential employment centers, so that this kind of imbalance will not be there.

    The fact that Raj Thackeray has a lot of support should make intellectuals think..

    • Harshal
    • October 29th, 2008

    The basic issue is socio-economic. Caused by mass scale and uncontrolled migration of unskilled or skilled labor from one place to another. Migrants will always take jobs from locals simply because they will work for less, live in temporary or shared shanties and work 24 hours. Their costs in their hometowns are much lower than in urban cities. This is exactly what needs to be addressed. Average Maharashtrian cannot afford to work for less because he stays with his family and sends kids to school and pays for higher costs in Maharahstra.

    Some pople are quick to compare the situation with migrants in the USA, convenienty forgetting that any visa based migration is basically a controlled one and aimed at filling the vacancies. What is happening is Maharashtra is simply unacceptable to Maharashtrians.

    To simply term the above situation as law and order or communal problem is ridiculous.

    People in Maharahstra are not communal, if they were then Shiv Sena would have ruled for more than 5 years out of 60 years post-independence. But the anger and frustration in Maharahstra is rising as they are being equated en-masse with MNS and labelled as, good-for-nothing, fascists and making un-fair demands. Their contribution to Mumbai is being rubbished with typical Indian arrogance. Gon toting mad men are being hailed as martyrs. Leaders in the North are talking of punishing Maharahstra. The national media has resorted to a completely one sided reporting dictated by commercial compulsions.

    Quite frankly the Maharashtrian people are feeling alienated from the rest of India like never before. Many are beginning to question the wisdom of remaining a part of India. The concept of one country works as long as people feel they have a common future and benefit from it. If these issues are not addressed sensitively and if interestes of Maharashtrian people are ignored at the cost of others, there is likelyhood that you will see a situation like in Kashmir, Khalistan and North East.

    • Harshal
    • October 29th, 2008

    The basic issue is socio-economic. Caused by mass scale and uncontrolled migration of unskilled or skilled labor from one place to another. Migrants will always take jobs from locals simply because they will work for less, live in temporary or shared shanties and work 24 hours. Their costs in their hometowns are much lower than in urban cities. This is exactly what needs to be addressed. Average Maharashtrian cannot afford to work for less because he stays with his family and sends kids to school and pays for higher costs in Maharahstra. It is simply not true that the North Indian workers are getting jobs because they are better, what is true is they are willing to work for much less and much longer because essentially things are much worse where they come from.

    Maharahstra has been highly industrialised for decades because the locals have always been disciplined, skilled and highly dedicated workers. To ignore this fact and say they are not good enough and cannot compete is insulting to Maharashtrians.

    Some pople are quick to compare the situation with migrants in the USA, convenienty forgetting that any visa based migration is basically a controlled one and aimed at filling the vacancies. What is happening is Maharashtra is simply unacceptable to Maharashtrians.

    To simply term the above situation as law and order or communal problem is ridiculous.

    People in Maharahstra are not communal, if they were then Shiv Sena would have ruled for more than 5 years out of 60 years post-independence. But the anger and frustration in Maharahstra is rising as they are being equated en-masse with MNS and labelled as, good-for-nothing, fascists and making un-fair demands. Their contribution to Mumbai is being rubbished with typical Indian arrogance. Gun toting mad men are being hailed as martyrs. Leaders in the North are ganging up and talking of punishing Maharahstra. The national media has resorted to a completely one sided reporting dictated by commercial compulsions. the entire country in general is up against Maharashtra.

    Quite frankly the Maharashtrian people are feeling alienated from the rest of India like never before. Many are beginning to question the wisdom of remaining a part of India. The concept of one country works as long as people feel they have a common future and benefit from it. If these issues are not addressed sensitively and if interestes of Maharashtrian people are ignored at the cost of others, there is likelyhood that you will see a situation like in Kashmir, Khalistan and North East.

    • Milind Kher
    • October 30th, 2008

    The tolerance of the Marathi people has been their own undoing. See the way the Bengali culture and language dominates in Kolkata. See how the Tamilian language and culture prevail in Chennai. Mumbai hardly seems a Marathi city at all.

    People have lived in Mumbai and prospered, without bothering to imbibe the culture, or learn the language. Marathi people have even been pejoratively referred to as “ghatis”.

    All this is not good. The Marathi people have a right to be treated well in their own land.

    • Nimmy
    • October 30th, 2008

    Hi all,Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts..I kept mum all these days,bcoz no matter how hard i try to convince you all,I’ld fail as all of you were emotionally charged..Now that allh ype is gone and truth is being evident,I’ld like to make my point..

    So what happened at the end of the day regarding migrant issues in Mumbai?Lallu and team has reaped gains and political mileage…Bihari youths are protesting and destroying themselves or all what they have..Let us leave aside the claim of ‘right to live and work’ everywhere in india..

    Every society has a balance on its own and it the law of nature that once a single side of balance is overdone,it disrupts the whole system..The balance in Mumbai has been disrupt and now,neither the marathis or noth indians are gaining any goodness.You say “Raj is a dumbo who speaks for religionalism but at the same time you speak for Jaya Bachan’s urge to preserve her culture and language (forget the whole dramam behind it) ..So,double standards us?

    Lallu threatens of cancelling trains..Did Rabari Devi’s father gave Railways as dowry to Lallu?Rather than destroying themselves,it is high time people protest against Lallu and team for not providing for them..What will north indians gain by wasting their time effort and life hating Thackeray?Will they get better opportunities in Mumbai if they do so?Instead,try buring LAlau’s dummy and protest infront of his house..You’ll reap far more benefits..

    I am just seeing things practically..Bihar or UP is not a waste place with dumb people..Both these states ahve great history and solid tradition and acheivements on its own..Simply bcoz some cozy fellow politicians destroyed your state,don’t shout at people in other places..Afterall,they too do need to live,don’t they? I am sure Bihar can go back to its tradition and become a center of learning,power and culture..Isn’t Magadha still in Bihar?Biharis have lot of power within themselves..All they need to do is digg out the spirit and get away with the inferior feeling..Nobosy is inferior or superior to anybody..When somebody amkes a racist comment,reply them with your success and not by retaliating in same coin,bcoz if you do so,there would be no difference between you and them..Oh yeah,i am being idealistic,but working out and being successful is the way out..And finally,make sure Lallu and team fails in the coming election so that they will bother to do something for you..

    We all are children of Mother India and always remember that togetehr we stand,divided we fall..Hell with Raj,but don’t waste your time and effort on sicko waste people..They are not worth it..

    P.s:

    I hope atleast one Bihari.Up -ite reads this..(KislayChandra is a bihari friend of mine)

    And to all people who are out of this circle..Wait until this affects you and your state..Until then,you can chant mantra of right and secularism..

    Good day to all..I am sorry if i sounded rude or arrogant anywhere,but all i meant is to find practical ways out and not to waste your time protesting against criminal Raj..Driving you out of Mumbai is not end of life..Teach Mumbaiwlas a lesson for rejecting you by being more successful than them…

    • Milind Kher
    • October 31st, 2008

    Nimmy,

    Just because a small handful of Marathis preach hatred against North Indians does not mean that all Marathis are against them.

    That would be an unfair judgment to make on a community that has allowed its capital to become a melting pot for all cultures.

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