i am what i am!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

One for all, All for one!!

From past month all of s have been reading abt raj thackrey’s comment on no-maharashtrians livin in maharashtra. I definitely am against on watevr he said!n truly can never care wat he will in future coz ppl with such limited mental capacity will never be able to grow out of thr prejudice.

Born and bought up in delhi I ve never experienced any single culture limited to just one region diff areas in delhi do have ppl in high concentration from same region n will speak their own language, celebrate their own culture but I dun remember whn I had a prob wid it. Right fom the school I had read abt India being a country wid a rich n diverse culture so accepted as a quintessential part of India.

Never in my life I had ne1 askin or telling me to not mingle wid ppl frm diff culture or religion. Nd I rather enjoy learning abt diff culture so it was more of honest effort to try to mingle up wid everyone.

But a recent incident really shook me. I understood how sm1 livin in a diff city lives in insecurity of not being in a more familiar place. I was at pizza hut with my sister celebrating her new job.:) after a healthy dose(as healthy as shoppin gets!!) of shoppin two of us were real hungry. N pizza sounded just perfect. Now both of us have certain outlets of pizza hut of our choice whr we knw service is always top notch. It was just another day at one of those. But as the luck wud have it the the guy who was serving us was a bit distracted. While I was placing the order he disappeared!K dint knw how to react I asked him if he has sm prob. He looked like a lil college kid so I also added I understand if his interest does not lie in his job but he shud do it wid full commitment. N off handedly we asked frm whr is he……….his reply pushed both of right on the guilt path! First he dint understand English much so watevr I said went ryt up his head. N thn he said he is frm haryana n knws his only fault is dat he does not belong to a big city.
I was shocked. I felt so low in front of him. Tho I repeatedly apologized for unintentionally hurtin him nd evn left him a note with the the payment dat “ the religion n region one belongs to can never define a person. Be proud of urself n best of luck!” he did forive me me(i think) coz he did say sorry for not payin attention and also dat he wud like to see us visit agn!(u bet i m gonna go thr agn, just so dat i can make guys thr understand i ve no prob wid ne1 one livin in delhi)but it mademe realize dat evn 2day we haven’t rise above our differences. Before being an Indian we are marathi or gujju or delhiite thn we have our respective religions to define us.how come sm1 livin here to earn his livelihood cannot belong to the city?? its just not fair to tell thm dat u do not belong! its as much belong to him as it does to me!

But these all divide us, separate us. Lets give humanity a chance lets say for once we are humans.period. no Indian, American or English. Just HUMAN! Tht is whn all of us wud truly stand united.