Hyderabad Live!

Reports of the first clashes in Hyderabad because of the Danish Cartoons have just begun circulating in office and the non-Hyderabadi’s have began jumping the gun as to how unsafe the city is?

 

Its 4.30pm, 3hrs after the Friday prayers and the arguments have began as to how the instigation came from a particular fundamentalist party about a particular sect’s lack of initiative about people maligning their faith. How do these things even begin? Who has the imagination to start these rumors?

 

Schooling was the time when curfews were far too many and from the time Mr. Naidu came to power, especially in his tenure, there was not a single skirmish. It also helps that one of the first thing that he did after assuming power was to warn the first family of the old city to put an end to instigation otherwise none in the family would exist. Now, that’s some leadership.

 

The Nehru founded party, riding high on secular ideals (can some-one define secular for me?), in power right now has given a free hand to every party loyal to form his own fiefdom’s and run the area through his/her(!!!) whims. And this is really destroying the image of my city for every out-sider who is here as a guest and making an honest living and most of who vouch for the great city.

 

I am just out of an argument with some non-locals, who have jumped the gun in branding the city as one on a slow burner simmering all the time and ready to burst. And it’s nothing but crap. The media is to be blamed for their over-enthusiastic journalism, especially the Hyderabadi press that has been lying dormant mainly due to the lack of communal clashes for more than a decade. The news flashes have just begun and live coverage with the same footage of a police lathi-charge is also making rounds.

 

My dad travels regularly to the old city and even today he was there when the incident took place and he just shrugged it off saying that it was nothing more than an over-emotional group protesting the cartoons. Yes they have a right to do it, but please don’t say that they are destroying the moral and religious fabric of the city.

 

There is a palpable tension here; most glued to the television in the cafeteria and a few true-blooded hyderabadi’s have already started muttering about how bad an image this will set to the software industry which is just booming.

 

It’s all too pre-mature, all too dicey as to what’s actually happening but certainly has got me all worked up. It sucks when people come to conclusions by what some mindless jerks do about something half a world away. I know it’s touchy but it really sucks when you hear such off the cuff remarks based on such freaky incidents.

 

Peace in our time…

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23 thoughts on “Hyderabad Live!”

  1. Hmmm yeah… it was just a protest… people shouldnt make too much out of it… But I dont think it’ll hurt the IT industry anyway… so light.

  2. Hmmm yeah… it was just a protest… people shouldnt make too much out of it… But I dont think it’ll hurt the IT industry anyway… so light.

  3. rememeber the clashes and curfews those days during ganesha chathurti? year after year..
    it was all stopped only after NTR came..infact naidu continued that trend set by ntr..
    but all these clashes are cong culture..always come with cong..

  4. rememeber the clashes and curfews those days during ganesha chathurti? year after year..
    it was all stopped only after NTR came..infact naidu continued that trend set by ntr..
    but all these clashes are cong culture..always come with cong..

  5. Congress fellows are actually going against their secular obligations present in the Constitution. The Constitution prohibits the State making any concessions to a group of people based solely on religion. The High Court judgement, banning the 5% Muslim reservation scheme of the YSR Govt., saying that it is unconstitutional, reflects this. Still the buggers are not stopping there.

    This runs against the definition of secularism. Secularism is not providing concessions to a group of people based on their religion. It is treating them all equally. You either give them all or you just take light.

  6. Congress fellows are actually going against their secular obligations present in the Constitution. The Constitution prohibits the State making any concessions to a group of people based solely on religion. The High Court judgement, banning the 5% Muslim reservation scheme of the YSR Govt., saying that it is unconstitutional, reflects this. Still the buggers are not stopping there.

    This runs against the definition of secularism. Secularism is not providing concessions to a group of people based on their religion. It is treating them all equally. You either give them all or you just take light.

  7. Edo saaru. That is as much as my ignorant soul could come up with. Your intellectual highness may forgive me if it did not coincide with your own definition. As you see, most of us Indians are still illiterate.

  8. Edo saaru. That is as much as my ignorant soul could come up with. Your intellectual highness may forgive me if it did not coincide with your own definition. As you see, most of us Indians are still illiterate.

  9. i conclude:since i guess the root of the problem is guys in the software industry……software industry haaye haaye! bill gates down! down! bill clinton also down! down!( herd mentality u c)

  10. i conclude:since i guess the root of the problem is guys in the software industry……software industry haaye haaye! bill gates down! down! bill clinton also down! down!( herd mentality u c)

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