#MarathaSilentProtests My take

25th September 2016 was the day when Maratha Silent Protest happened at Pune.

I went, and here’s why..
It is about solidarity. Nothing principally wrong being demanded, not to fall in would be incorrect. If a flawed system exists,we intend to mold in accordingly.
The wrongful incident happened at Kopardi, Nagar it may be well imprinted in our minds that such shall not be tolerated.
Reservation benefit not for us, but yes for each of my brother in villages who intends to learn
It is no political party to lead. It has been some maratha sangathanas together it is thus about not being led by a carrot.
Over all others it was solidarity with my fellow brothers and sisters that was a magnet.

Who/What of Maratha’s as i know it
Maratha’s are the Kshatriya’s (Warriors) historically having lead in multiple cases of having turned over the atrocious Mughal reign and having brought in ‘Hindavi Swarajya’ (which literally translates to ‘Self-rule of Hindu People’) The setup of Swarajya well included better positioning and inclusion of all sects of the society.
When war became a less daily affair, Marathas continued to tend to the soil and Farming was then the main occupation coupled with side businesses until a few decade ago. As generations passed and land owned by the family stayed as is, land portions with further divided families became increasingly small, thus now it was Subsistence farming in most cases. But with subsistence all is never well. The Farmers Son/Daughter by then had to choose to get to learning better, finding a job, get down to a business and growing above subsistence. Many  have succeeded in that, yet there remain many who have not been able to take the alternative route, some opted to stay with farming. All of this he and she have fought on their own likes, no aids when drought visits nor when excess rains washes the standing crops. A year full of misery stands in front. Recently there have been many of these. People choosing it to be convenient to leave the world permanently then face, again by their own likes.
This is again without any expectation of aid, quota benefit and so on.
So should we not revisit where the system failed and led to victimizing of the larger sects? Yes!

An example to highlight the current situation: In a classic scenario of two students getting  140 and 180 marks in the medical entrance and the former getting seat in a premier institution with half the fees to pay while the later stands outside the gate only because she is a Maratha, the farmers daughter.She then has the option of paying donation in lakhs to get a seat to seat along the former but then she cannot,she is a farmers daughter. Subsistence. Should it not count here that the former’s drove in with her father to seek admission in a 30 lakh SUV, and yet superseded the farmers daughter because the system designed for equality enabling has grown redundant and works in complete favor of . And yet with such workforce around India dreams to be a superpower by 2020 (4 years hence?) Well then in such cases let the records say that we have no doubt in asking for the category if it leads to a wanting person getting justice.

What is that you intend to address by gathering by lakhs in our home cities?
We are already everywhere. Where would we go? 🙂 Its ours forefathers place. We are here to stay.
Taking to the streets is no requirement when you are the majority with around 30 odd percentage of the total population in the state. You just cannot be unheard of. But It is no harm starting the morning walk a bit late when you know it can be done utter peacefully.

Why ‘One and all’ is abiding by coming down to the streets?
What has been the point of origin of the (Peaceful) events that followed?
What happened at Kopardi has happened at multiple places in India over the last few years. But then it cannot be just let gone. It is about telling we stand by the family and there is zero tolerance about such occurrences around. It also helps the youth understand this such acts are inhumane and shall not be stood by.
Also there are many instances we hear about say ‘Fender bender’ fights landing you in prison not because u bend the fender but one of the parties played the attoricties card. If you think this is fair. Read no further. let be. Again no one is saying do away with the law, maybe tweak it to be used justly, or create awareness about its true use.

Do we really need reservation?
Don’t need it; wont use it. But someone at the village definitely needs it. So as long as there is no Income based upliftment system, YES.

How deep laid is the Vote-bank game here?
Don’t know but know we wont budge. And they Know it.
If a few walking SILENTLY down the road can evoke what it does, then imagination of the aftereffects of when same few are angered by inaction or mischievous poking is the answer to the ill-wishers.

Who is the organizing these and what will lead to?
No political party for sure. It is some neutral Maratha Samaj organizations
It should definitely lead to the better of the society at large. Exaggeration? No,
How about dismissal of the inequality provoking  caste system,
How about SAMAN NAAGRI KAAYDA?
How about Income based benefit policies?
How about a society where Rape is non tolerable?
How about a law where the real deprived is given a helping hand, and miscreants are restrained?
How about a better India?

-rishi’j

ll राजमुद्रा ll

शिवरायांची राजमुद्रा :

Rajmudra was taken to be the Symbol of Shivaji Maharaj’s dream [was improvised to a considerable extent]of a Rule over the praja,thru,by n only for The people..Known as “Swarajya”
Sanskrit:
“प्रतिपच्चंद्रलेखेव वर्धिष्णुर्विश्ववंदिता शाहसुनोः शिवस्यैषा मुद्रा भद्राय राजते।”
Marathi:
प्रतिपदेचा चन्द्र जसा वाढत जातो, आणि सरे विश्व त्याला जसे वंदन करते, तशीच तशीच ही मुद्रा व् तिचा लौकिक वाढत जाईल…..!
English:
The glory of this Mudra of Shahaji’s son Shivaji (Maharaj ) will grow like the first day moon .It will be worshiped by the world & it will shine only for well being of people.

๒у ∂ ωαу -“Old Mumbai-Pune Highway”

Amoung the dozens of  ‘oneday’ getaways around Pune.

Rolling stones an/around Pune plan for a drive but in dual minds as where to head? Old Pune-Mumbai highway!b d answer!

Surprised!!?? wats it about the highway for a roadtrip,driveaway??!!Just get along the highway ,it wont disappoint you for sure.

Get across d Octroi post o Nigdi,n ur holy instincts may overpower;wanting you to head Dehu‘wards to seek blessings @ d Sant Tukaram Mandir,The new Gatha Mandir,Bhandara hillock.Felt nothing of such??okie!!

Continue cruizing past dehuroad,a 10minute drive n ud like to halt few metres ahead of the ‘Shankarwadi Signpost’,dats an km b4 the 1st toll post enroute Mumbai.Its here the Base village @ d Ghoradeshwar mountain/Hill.A warm up trek coupled wid sum nice view of the Neighborhood,n a nice Shiv Mandir in a calm age old cave

Feel lyk driving long,,cuntinue,if ur a Mh14/12 pass the toll buth w/o paying[feels VIP already!!  :)]..take the next left turn,3-4 kms in n u near the replica of Shri Sai mandir in Shirdi,Dis place famous around here as Pratishirdi,Shirgoan.an atheist??,continue across the old Highway past Talegoan [u need to gulp sumthing-‘Toni da Dhaba’ is d place]Around Pavananagar u could leave the Highway n venture into a single lane road leading to Forts Tung,Tikone the vast waters of Pavana dam,onthe way back via paud the Hadshi Vitthal mandir is a Must go.

Else if still feel lyk driving along the old highway head halt only a few km b4 Lonavala Take a left to go for the Bhaje caves hosting the painstakingly created carvings o buddhist times.If the adventurist n nature lover in u manages to awaken itself,head on a long tiring all-walk trek to Lohegad or Visaspur [*Best of Maval];else take a right on the old highway to reach Karla caves n the Ekvira Mandir [Deity o the fishermen community across the MH Coast ]

Lonavala n khandala need no introduction “] -Ever crowded paradises close to pune:l

the drive ahead of lonavala leaving behind the rajmachi area is a calm one,make a diversion into the expressway for sometime n you get across bor ghat into the Industrial city of Khopoli,a road to left from the old highway leads you to Konkan/raigad/MH06 to places staring Mahad[Ashtavinayak member],Pali[Ashtavinayak member] @ the foot of Sarasgad,futher the list is big n tempting,alibaug,murud,janjira,many more

Finally,if u missed dis turn too keep driving to go to Matheran,Its a awsum weather out o ur windshield,keep cruizing n get to ‘Mumbai’.

The Old Mumbai-Pune Highway doesnt dissapoint d rolling stones around pune.n dats true..:)