Monday, July 07, 2008

Demise of the Union...?

Looks like it. Unless all this has been going on for ages & I've just woken up to the news!

Take a look at some of the news over the last 2 weeks:

1. Amarnath Yatra Politics. Yes, politics. There's no other word to describe it. My friend has already blogged about it very accurately here.
2. Naxals getting stronger in Orrisa!
3. bal-t saying he's proud of an H-bomb!
4. The deplorable rise & rise of hindutva!
5. The deplorable rise & rise of Muslim fundamentalists!
6. Sikhs on the streets with swords among other transgressions!
And if you want to go a few months back...
7. Marathis on the streets bullying their fellow-countrymen!

So what is happening to the average Indian? Is he no longer an Indian? Is he Hindu/Muslim/Sikh/Marathi/gujarati/"whatever jazz" first these days? Is the Union of India finally breaking up?
Are "outside forces" causing India to come apart?
Or are "inside forces" causing India to fall apart?
Have we always been like this? Apart for the few years that Gandhiji led us as one in our freedom struggle?

Thoughts solicited from the moderate, centrist.


  1. You should add modi to the list who said he doesn't need the central government to run his state.

  2. You're right Pranav. I should. Can you provide me a link to a newsarticle that I can put up in the main post?

    Thanks in advance.

  3. I followed you here from IM. Decent blog you have!

    As for the post: you think things are bad now? People were being killed by the tens of thousands in 1947 by their own fellow countrymen. I hear trains loaded with dead bodies arrived from Pak to India and vice-versa. 1980s and early 1990s - much worse than today.

    Lets count our blessings. India is a very solid and cohesive concept. Also, we're not help-less lemmings who can only just watch helplessly as our country (seems to) unravel before us. We can and should act.

  4. Thanks Arun.

    I think you're right. We're not lemmings at all. We will go against the tide if required. That is what I hope to inspire through my meagre blogging. I also incite nationalist passions at


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