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Couple of days ago, I asked all of you to suggest topics you’d like me to write on. Superblog reader turn2me5 asked me to write about “the stupidity going around you and me”. I’m assuming he wants me to write about the marathi vs. non-marathi battels going on in Maharashtra and Bihar (and other north-Indian regions).

I wrote about 20-25 lines on the topic expressing my views and a thought rather a question struck my mind. Its a basic question but I’d like to have all readers’ views/answers to it. So here’s the question –

“Why do people from Bihar have to migrate to Maharashtra?”

Of course everyone is free to go to anywhere in India, but why do people have to leave their own state in search of work?

Similarly, I want to ask Maharashtraians “Why do you all all most of you head over to USA?”

Answer this first!

The Big K



2 Comments

  1. Rhythm

    October 31, 2008

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    Err .. opportunities?? I mean, Mumbai is the commercial capital of the country .. but point to ponder, if all the non-maharashtrians really were to leave mumbai alone, mumbai would become bihar or sum other underdeveloped place anyway ..

  2. turn2me

    October 31, 2008

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    Q: Why do people from Bihar have to migrate to Maharashtra?
    Ans: Its not just Bihar, but lot many other states like UP, MP, Kashmir, North-Eastern states… These states don’t provide ample opportunities for earning a decent living. I will tell you about myself. I belong to Madhya Pradesh, but am working in Mahrashtra ever since completing education. And I know people from other states also who have come here for earning.

    Tell me one thing, how could I be hold responsible for IT companies not getting attracted to my state. Till the time I was at home, I have definitely participated in each and every election. And I want to work in IT and so I need to migrate, may it be Mahrashtra, Karnataka, AP, TN or NCR region.. Now just because IT is generating so much money, there is a hoarding in Pune which has a dollar printed and it says “They keep sending me to Pune”.. And that is the fact of life, cities like Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Surat, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Delhi & NCR are full of opportunities and money. So people from everywhere will want to and try to move to these places. Biharis are just getting targeted because of one move of railway board of not publishing the recruitment examination advertisement in marathi newspaper.

    I had a discussion on this topic DBY on lunch table. The localites claim that you go to any south indian state and no one bothers them for not knowing hindi even when it is our national language. The hoardings over there are just in their local languages and english. And MNS is trying to bring some such kind of awareness about Mahrashtra also. But at the same time they also aggreed to the fact that the way of execution was totally wrong and this effort could be carried out in a much more decent manner.

    But if you want to know my perspective, I would say the politics in India is in a real bad shape and has moved into a vicious circle. Things won’t improve now, howsoever hard you try out. And now don’t ask me to stand for it and join politics/civil services. I am not a born leader and I am interested in the work I am doing. There have been lot many people with good ideologies who have tried but I haven’t seen any of their efforts worthwhile.

    And I guess my answer to first question also more or less answers second question. But mind you its not just “Maharashtraians” who want to head to USA. You must be aware that Gujjus & Punjabis as businessmen and south indians as workers and intellectuals have the highest % as NRIs.. Maharashtrians is a race that has just started participating in this game since near past…

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