I considered Bal Thackeray as divisive as Jinnah. However, I had a hope that the new generation will shift to more important national issues instead of sticking to regionalism. Even the highest seat of judiciary smells Raj’s statements and actions as divisive and unacceptable for the nation.

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Mr. P Chidambaram has presented his last budget for the present Lok-Sabha. Yet again he has played a trick upon the masses of the state. This budget can at best be termed as self-serving to Congress Party interest in its stronghold of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu.

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A belated Happy Valentine's Day to all.

To love is to care for the happiness of the beloved and not one's own. Somehow, around this year's Valentine's day, watching Jodhaa Akbar reminded me of this saying.

Here is my attempt to review this movie.

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After facing so much criticism and insult all around the country, we the people of Bihar should start building our own commercial centers across Bihar. Places like Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur and Bhagalpur has potential to grow by specializing in industrial, tourist, agricultural and silk sectors respectively.

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Media organized many debates on its channels. People in general were critical of Raj Thackeray and also his cousin now. But many raised a question, why should the CMs of the states not create jobs for their men? With employment being acute in all states, the people of Bihar and UP will no more be welcome in the other states where they used to migrate for livelihood.

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India, the largest democratic country in the world is replete with human rights violation. Every year, several people send behind the bar for political reasons. Torture and brutality are prevalent, common men are the major sufferer. Besides this custodial deaths are growing gradually. Violation of human rights was widespread even in the ancient age. It changes its face according to the situation of the society.

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Throughout the history the strong or the populous have imposed upon the weak or the less populous. It requires a lot of rationality to not impose our so called superiority on to who we see as inferior or weak. Some actions are done as individuals - bullies in school, husband ill treating wife, well to do shortchanging workers like rickshaw pullers, plumbers etc.

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I am not surprised by the fact that Governor Gavai’s effigy is burnt in Bihar nor I will be surprised if President Patil also faces the same fate during her Bihar visit. However I feel this is wrong, very wrong. It is good that Biharis are coming back. Rather than burning effigy of Marathi Governor and Marathi President we should focus on welcoming our Bihari brothers who are coming home.

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One is filled with disdain that this is happening in India after 60 years of Independence. All the cries about "we are one", "national and emotional integrity is our mission..." and all that have not taken roots. As a matter of fact this has weakened. This is more sorrowful when one thinks that it is being committed by those who were born in free India. Unfortunately such things happen to Biharis and Up-wallas - from far east to far west, from Assam to Maharashtra and Gujarat... and where not.

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I find most of you operate from Patna and manufacture some news. Some headlines are not only useless but harmful too, as it provides unnecessary publicity to some persons and incidents that must just get ignored. How does a headline such as ‘Bihar’s love guru has a message for Thackeray’, serve any purpose? And is it true that ’Nalanda may turn Singur for Nitish’? Is the story about the row over Mauritius PM’s caste true?

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A year back I had written about the regionalism in India against core Hindi-speaking people of India specially Biharis.

Almost a year later the situation remains same because the socio political stand of the republic of India still stays unchanged or worsened against Hindi-speaking Indians (now on, the so called elite north Indians from UP are included in this list too).

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Starting from economic policy, which were inherently detrimental to heartland interest, planners and federal administration has been in the grip of regionalist interest all along ever since this country got its independence. Do as they wish, but the entire act will go into destroying the country which was born out of shared vision of the leadership of this great land at the time of independence. True, heartland enjoyed disproportionate political power, but this came at the cost of great economic sacrifices.

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