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Let’s undo the internal borders

By on Nov 3, 2008 | 4 comments

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I sometimes wish if India’s map was available in MS Excel. At least, I could remove the ‘internal borders’ with a click of a button. Crazy, huh?

I agree that in India any person, in any state can go to any location in India to make a living. So why the heck do we need ‘states’?

Oh well, why did our people divide India on the basis of language spoken? Let’s make India internal-borderless.

The Big K


  1. kidakaka

    November 4, 2008

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    To make administration of the area easier … so that local representatives could understand the problems of the locals and serve them to their best abilities. I doubt whether that is being followed though.

  2. Mayur

    November 5, 2008

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    India today is more like a svoiet union in the early nintees. We have states with varied cultural background and ideologies alike. The disputes arise because some of the corrupt minds are giving the cultural and ethnic differences a political angle.

    The borders are needed, but only to mark the geographical boundaries. Otherwise we would be better off with 26 different countries.

  3. Amit

    November 6, 2008

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    I was thinking on similar lines today. And no, I had not read this post before… I had been travelling for 14 days.

    We need smaller geographical chunks for better administration? Why not divide the country in squares of say 2500 sq km each? Instantly almost one third of the workload in sixth-standard geography vanishes. Or make say 40 million people equivalent to one state? Use the latest census figures and decide the boundaries. Change the boundaries every 10 years. Atlas and geography book makers rejoice.

    Or restructure the states in ANY OTHER WAY but on language/religion/’culture’/caste/ethnicity.

  4. Mayur

    November 6, 2008

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    @Amit: Boy… all my sympathies and wishes are to you today. Wish we could do what you suggested.

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