Wednesday, March 5, 2008
We are Mumbaikars, too!
I am a pure Tamilian born and living in this state of Maharashtra, studying in the huge city of Mumbai. I have never lived in Tamilnadu for a duration of more than 20 days. Am I still an outsider? What is the definition of an outsider? Is language all that matters, in Mumbai? We are Tamil, Malayali, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi, Odisi, etc etc etc but does this city ever make us remember our roots? Do we get the "time" in our hectic life, to remember our roots? These are the questions we must put to the population of this city, the population that strives to put the wheels of the nation in motion.....It is not Marathi which is required to put oneself into the Mumbai map, but the willingness to earn bread that makes us fall into place.