Comments on: Mumbai a ghost town as Thackeray looms large in death Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert MacMillan Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:51:34 +0000 Everyone who lives and works in Maharashtra whose family doesn’t go back 100 or 1,000 years to a Maharashtrian village is a parasite? I’ll remember that the next time I visit Mumbai or do some work there. It’s nice to feel welcome.
Yes indeed, playing with emotions can be dangerous, especially in India.
Thanks for writing, and thanks for reading!
Robert MacMillan
Editor, global editions

By: Kets Tue, 20 Nov 2012 07:10:42 +0000 This article is one sided. Balasaheb Thakare was the leader with great stature. He was like god for most of Maharashtrian people and shutting out the city for such person’s death is justified. I have also suffered whole Sunday but the complaining persons will be outsiders, parasites who have nothing to do with history and culture here. They are here only to milk the money as they can’t do that in their native places. Further, the points you have mentioned like cancelled PVR screening and concert are for useless people. They themselves should have considered cancelling it. Two million people will never attend a funeral out of fear. Playing with emotions can be dangerous especially in India.