I really don’t know what it is about animals and politicians.
Travelling on a day train from Nagpur to Hyderabad last week, I found many of my co-passengers, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, outraged as they unfolded their newspapers and turned to a particular item of news. Read more
My passport lists my place of birth as Bilaspur, Madhya Pradesh. When it comes up for renewal I don’t know if I will feel comfortable calling the state where I was born `Chhatisgarh’. For my mother is not Chhatisgarhi by even a long shot; she is from Madhya Pradesh.
I have cousins who `lived’ in Uttar Pradesh. But now they are Uttaranchalis, resident in its capital of Dehradun for years, long before Uttaranchal came into existence. Read more