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Saturday, December 12, 2009

My Vision of India

Ten years down the line, India will be a country boasting 1, 533 states, with the demand for 453 more on the table. Yes, just a mere one decade later.

To the supporters of the Telengana movement...congratulations. You should be ashamed of yourselves!


Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

I don't know have a clue about the rationale for the Telegana movement but I feel terrible to see my country being divided on the basis of language or any other reason. Haven't we learned from history about how its crippled the country and why on earth does the Congress repeat the same mistake again and again.

Why is it that we talk about a glorious history but take little learning from the painful experiences its given us? We need to educate ourselves to feel more passionately about our country. The current PM, to begin with, doesn't seem to use his mind or logic in situations that demand it the most. I feel so angry and ashamed that the people who should lead us are playing such petty politics.

Amrita said...

Oh I don't know, I'm kinda enjoying the circus. This is like the perfect example of what happens when idiots make the supreme decisions for a country.

Given my druthers, of course, I'd have happily waited and watched every one of the fast-unto-death-ers actually fast unto death. How could the consequences possibly be worse than they are right now after all?

But then, I'm a tough little bird and I have no money on the outcome.

Sparkling said...

All you now need to have your own state is go on a friggin hunger strike that includes sipping juices onces in a while.

P.S: Didn't expect this from the Home Minister!

Shachi said...

Seriously! All my Indian friends (including the telugus) are upset about this....

Amit Sondhi said...

I can understand your anguish at people trying to divide and subdivide ad infinitum, but creating states on linguistic lines has worked pretty well for India with respect to maintaining unity of the country while ensuring linguistic and administrative cohesiveness of a wildly diverse set of regions. In fact a judicious division of states can be said to be one of the main reasons that India's integrity has been maintained

You know, what I feel is that the identity people claim with their regions and language cannot be wished away, it has to be managed.

Also from what I gather, dividing bigger states into smaller states has consistently proved administratively better.

So it really boils down to how the process has been handled. The antics of "leaders" do leave us flabberghasted, but that's nothing new, is it?