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Who am I?

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I am a Bengali who traveled the length and breadth of my country (since my Dad was with the Indian Navy) before we finally settled down in Calcutta. I was born in Delhi. I started my schooling in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh. I did my Law from Pune University. Of two of my closest friends in Pune – one is a Keralite Muslim and the other is a Parsi while my roommate was part UP-ite and part Kannada. I have spent 3 years during my school life in Bombay, 5 years in Pune and another year working in Bombay before I got married and moved up North. I am married to a man who is part Himachali and part Punjabi. I stay in Gurgaon, Haryana and work in Delhi. My maternal grandparents have never lived in Bengal – they were from Uttar Pradesh. My paternal grandmother grew up in Rajasthan & Simla while my paternal grandfather migrated from Bangladesh. I speak English, Hindi and Bengali comfortably. I can pretty much understand and speak Marathi & a little bit of Punjabi. Arjun converses with my grandmother comfortably – she talks to him in Bengali and he replies in Hindi. 
So what do I call myself?  A Bengali by birth, a Himachali by marriage, a Puneite/ Bombayite  by way of residence, education & work, a Delhiite by way of being born here and now work, a Gurgaonite by way of residence – I am really confused.
Mr. Raj Thakeray who am I? Since you have proclaimed that a person born in Delhi but working in Bombay cannot call himself a Dilliwala, what do I call myself when people ask me? Pray tell.

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Written by SupMM

September 10, 2008 at 9:10 am

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  1. I am all confused !!!! :O

    Ashish Surana

    September 10, 2008 at 10:13 am

  2. NICE!!!!! šŸ™‚ Very very sarcastic.. very very nice.

    She

    September 10, 2008 at 10:26 am

  3. Well Ashish in light of Mr. Raj Thackeray’s outbursts against anything and anyone non-Marathi I am indeed confused. Hope he clarifies my doubt asap.

    SMM

    September 10, 2008 at 10:36 am

  4. Hey She thanks. Btw you know what is indeed funny – that the Thackerays have actually got their surname from the famous William Makepeace Thackeray. Guess he missed that part and Marathicised his own name.

    Now I’m wondering when will the mobs cme šŸ˜›

    SMM

    September 10, 2008 at 10:38 am

  5. Oh and Ashish & She…welcome to my blog. Hope to see ya guys around more often

    SMM

    September 10, 2008 at 10:39 am

  6. lets hope that he will clear our doubts !!! I liked your blog so i would continue to visit ur blog , not asking bt just hoping that u wud visit my small lil cute looking blog too !!! šŸ˜€

    Ashish Surana

    September 10, 2008 at 12:18 pm

  7. I shall certainly drop by on your blog soon Ashish…keep the doors open šŸ™‚

    SMM

    September 10, 2008 at 12:22 pm

  8. so… who are you ??

    Please tell us that…!!

    I stick to the bald headed, brat minded effervescent youngster basking in the glow of your affection with no angst towards most… dats me…

    who are you?

    Arjun

    September 10, 2008 at 12:26 pm

  9. Well Arjun I know that I am Indian with connections in many parts of the country – but Mr. Raj Thakray has certainly left me confused which is precisely why this open question to him to clarify my very valid doubt

    SMM

    September 10, 2008 at 12:36 pm

  10. Amazing!!i wish he read this blog and had a reply to ur question. I cant tell u hw ridiculous am i finding all this. :-/

    Ria

    September 10, 2008 at 4:18 pm

  11. Good question, though I doubt it will sink into his totally blocked view.. btw when did the state take precedence over the fact that first we are human and then indian.. !!

    Anu

    September 10, 2008 at 6:23 pm

  12. omg whoever who said that is so narrow-minded!

    Ignore such ppl. We dun need any more DIVISION than wut this world already has!

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    September 11, 2008 at 6:32 am

  13. Ria: Wish he did answer. probably busy raising dharna against Jaya bachchan now :p

    SMM

    September 11, 2008 at 11:02 am

  14. Anu, didn’t realize Raj Thackeray constituted a state. State is as defined in Article 12 of the Constitution…and as far as my understanding goes he is definitely not State šŸ˜›

    He is just another guy who got kicked out by hs uncle and is now trying to get some media attention and this is the only way that he can do it

    SMM

    September 11, 2008 at 11:03 am

  15. Keshi…that is the whole debate. Thackeray is an idiot who is only trying to garner media attention by making stupid statements

    SMM

    September 11, 2008 at 11:04 am

  16. .. and now Jaya and Hubby have gone and apologized.. no wonder these crackheads rule us!!

    Arjun

    September 11, 2008 at 1:02 pm

  17. nooo.. i didnt mean he was a state, i meant in peoples view when did being from a particular state take precedence…? šŸ˜€ !!

    Anu

    September 11, 2008 at 7:40 pm

  18. lol it seems like it. Worse, there r actually alot of ppl who support such dumb statements!

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    September 12, 2008 at 5:47 am

  19. Bhartiya Naari!

    Solitaire

    September 12, 2008 at 11:39 pm

  20. This was interesting. So curious to me that people even care to micro manage how others identify or think of themselves. People are strange for sure.

    Raven

    September 13, 2008 at 6:15 pm

  21. hey SMM hows u? šŸ™‚

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    September 15, 2008 at 7:31 am

  22. Arjun, Jaya & hubby are just too scared that the producers will sue them if their film fails and they will be made to pay up like Rajnikanth had to do for Kuselan

    SMM

    September 15, 2008 at 7:37 am

  23. Anu, that’s thew whole point. Wherever i went I am an Indian – I never felt differentiated against because of being from a different state. People in fact went out of their way to help more when they realized that I didn’t speak the local language. A trip to kerala had me playing dumb charades with the shopkeeper while I tried to ask for a comb, but that’s what India is about. Unity in Diversity

    SMM

    September 15, 2008 at 7:39 am

  24. Hey keshi…I’m still one earth – just been too bogged down with work and other stuff off late šŸ™‚

    How’z you and the throat?

    SMM

    September 15, 2008 at 7:40 am

  25. Solitaire, that’s the whole point. Raj Thackeray wants only marathi manoos to prevail, no bhartiya naari/ nar

    SMM

    September 15, 2008 at 7:41 am

  26. Raven: These are various parocially inclined politicians trying to garner vote banks by harping on their state and their cultural pride to the exclusion of all others. Inspired by Hitler and his doctrine of Aryan Superiority – though on a smaller scale and without the genocide (yet)

    SMM

    September 15, 2008 at 7:43 am

  27. i dare T to remove every genetically non marathi from the state. maharashtra will then be a tiny dot in the map. just a tiny dot.

    *Aham*

    September 15, 2008 at 10:03 am

  28. I thought so. Take it easy HUGS!

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    September 16, 2008 at 6:12 am

  29. that should keep Raj to close one of his holes and keep mum for sometime.. good post

    Chriz

    September 16, 2008 at 6:53 am

  30. Hey,

    I know who you are.

    You are a complete Indian.,.

    Some people make a mockery of the very existence of co-existence.,. Lets see how soon,they realize that.,.

    Hey and dont give liberty to Thackeray to judge who you are.,. You will be labelled a anti-social then šŸ˜‰

    P.S: “Who Am I” is the movie in which Jackie Chan acted šŸ˜‰

    Prashant Sree

    September 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm

  31. Hey Aham, there is no way Mr. T can get all non-maharashtrians removed from Bombay. No way at all. Even he wouldn’t dare do any such thing

    SMM

    September 17, 2008 at 6:47 am

  32. Hey Criz welcome to my blog and thanks. Hope to see ya around more often. Hope Raj Thakeray will keep his mouth shut for sometime now

    SMM

    September 17, 2008 at 6:48 am

  33. Hey Prashant…I haven’t given liberty to anyone to judge me a all. This post was intended to be sarcastic. Guess you missed that bit šŸ™‚

    SMM

    September 17, 2008 at 6:49 am


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