Will you ever live and let others live?

I recently heard that an opportunist is a person who starts bathing if he accidentally falls into a lake. After learning this proverb, the first opportunist I came across is Bal Thackeray. What else can you call a person who criticizes someone’s comment which highlights the importance of being an Indian first? Thackeray’s comments clearly indicate the state of his mind after his so-called party’s shameful defeat in the elections recently.

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Recently batting maestro Sachin  Tendulkar opined, “Mumbai belongs to India. That is how I look at it. And I am a Maharashtrian and I am extremely proud of that, but I am an Indian first.”  Now, only a pigheaded person like Bal Thackeray can feel offended by such a statement. The so-called Sena chief reacted to this comment saying Tendulkar should concentrate on cricket and stay away from politics.

The illogicality in Thackeray’s statements throw open a lot of questions: –

Where did Tendulkar intend to enter politics with that statement? Isn’t it the need of the hour to be Indian’s first? (unless, if someone starts thinking like Shiv Sena or MNS) Hasn’t Thackeray himself poked his nose in the cricket arena on numerous occasions? His dadagiri for not allowing the Pakistani team in India and mostly Mumbai is well known and so are his remarks on the IPL.

Thackeray should look at his hooligan and discriminatory past before slamming a true patriot. Unfortunately, Thackeray can never be called one. Well, how can you if you use terms like Hindutva to divide people on the basis of religion?

It’s sad that we have loads of people who are willing to break the country. And it is even sadder we have someone like Thackeray who even criticizes those who wish to keep country before their states. In short, if one tries to list down this person and his so-called political party’s hooligan antics, one might end up writing a book. Whatever short time is left of you, just live peacefully and let others do the same.

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16 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Raj on November 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Super! The crispness makes it more audacious!

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  2. Posted by Hrishi on November 17, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Very well said…. and very rightly said !!!!…….

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  3. Liked your first line!!! Nice to see you are continuing with your blog… Hopefully, I too will get some time to pen down my weird ideas soon…

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  4. Posted by Chitt on November 17, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Kudos to Keyur for speaking out the truth … while every1 else is trying to encash the so called ‘sons of the soil’ cause to gain instant exposer during TV-TRP-Time… Keyur has dicided to warn people against the fast growing trend of dividing Indians in name of language and region… as if the religious and caste separation was not enough…
    Concerned citizens must support Keyur to save Indian state becoming another Baltic nations….

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  5. Hey Keyur,

    Superb views. I liked ur opinion on this matter.
    I must say that now you r worth writing a book or may be an editorial rather than posting articles on blog.

    Regards

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  6. Posted by Himadri Buch on November 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Hey Keyur keep it up buddy and all the best God Bless!!!

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  7. Posted by Ron on November 19, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Cool one Keyur! for a moment i thought i was reading a translated version of Balthakrey’s SAMNA editorial.

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  8. Posted by indiarightnow on November 23, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I agree with you

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