What if Sena behaved themselves andprepared some soups
We could live life, king size, colorful style,
and savor the sips
We would readily embrace the rules of trade
and even learn some
If they didn’t crush us, beat our souls,
we would help, punch head
Mumbai, a common umbrella for all;
we could breathe the life
Read more of my poem here
It has been quite a while since Shiv Sena has tried to bully Mumbaikars into obeying their silly demands and people have caved in. Be it Valentine day celebration or forcing people to speak Marathi to get a taxi license. Sena knows only agitation politics and it always makes wrong targets. Lately they have targetted icons like Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, Rahul Gandhi, Shah Rukh Khan, etc. Since last ten days Sena has threatened Mumbaikars against watching the film ‘My Name is Khan’
Today, Mumbai was aggressive, online and offline. “Bollywood and Politics Collide in a Red-Carpet Standoff” screamed the newspaper headline.
The netizens debated via twitter, telling each other to stand up against Shiv Sena. There is even a group on the facebook titled: ‘Shiv Sena sucks’ All mumbaikars are kinda fed up with this hooligisams and want to live peacefully. They wanted to make a statement that they were no more afraid, by coming to the theatres, across city in big groups. The state assured them the safety, police was patrolling the city all day and for once, mumbaikar trusted the police and went out to watch the film with much gusto.
Finally, after 20 long years of suppression and threats, Mumbai is scared no more……