Stop and think (India)


The Indian union is going through a shake up, with aspirations of statehood rising in the mainland with much vigour. First a Telengana is to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh. Then there will be a Bundelkhand and Harit Pradesh from Uttar Pradesh; a Mithilanchal from Bihar; a Vidharbha from Maharashtra; a Saurashtra from Gujarat; a Gorkhaland from West Bengal; and a Coorg from Karnataka. This is not to mention all the rumblings in the Northeast, which could give rise not just to a Nagalim or a Bodoland, but a state for every one of the myriad insurgencies. Kashmir, of course, is its own long story, but a different one.

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