Well, I could be wrong, of course.
And obviously I don't know the full story.
It started with Raj Thakeray's arrest. The backfiring of the whole Marathi Manoos thing.
We were talking about that in school....
Snoopy said it really wasn't fair that people came to the city from GodKnowsWhere and took all our jobs....
I took umbrage and said that if she was talking about Mumbai then she couldn't say that, because it's a multicultural city and almost always has been.
I told Dad about this later, and he said, you know what jobs the biharis and all do? They do the jobs that the Marathi Manoos is too proud to take.
We speak about the betterment of the Marathis, but in the end, we;re one country, we have constitutional freedom to move and work wherever we want within India. Does it matter where?
We know we're in trouble when Marathis act like total racist snobs refuse to even pay Bihari cab drivers their honest fares, and pass snide comments.
We're in trouble when Mumbaikars classify themselves into 'native' and 'outsider'.