As the MNS and Shiv Sena continue their criminal madness and as a result unfortunately continue to drag Maharashtra's name, the image of the "Marathi manoos" and that of historical figures like Shivaji through the mud, for once I am tempted to follow their perverted logic. Lord Shiva lived/lives on Mt. Kailash in the Himalayas, so by default geographical location he is a "North Indian". What now? Your party's name has a "North Indian" connection. Time for a name change?
Who the hell are these people? Mumbai/Bombay (I always will refer it to as Bombay, unless of course I am standing right in front of Mr. Bal Thackeray himself :P) is my favourite city in the whole wide world and I wonder when its current issues of water shortage, clogged transportation and flooding amongst others will be handled, instead trying to drive lakhs of hopefuls on whose backbones the city is built, out of the city. It is quite sad that a state in which great freedom fighters (who were fighting for a liberated INDIA BTW) were born and the seeds of Indian freedom were sown is now the fiefdom of these morons. Or maybe not, because these guys are not even in power!
As far as I am concerned though, the Maharashtrian who really really really really really (X infinity) matters has already spoken. In his quiet, unassuming off-the-field manner, he said "Mumbai belongs to India. I am a Maharashtrian and proud to be a Maharashtrian, but I am also an Indian". For everyone else opposed to his point of view, Sachin's closed fist in the picture above is a broad hint. Aik re baba! Gheun tak!