Friday, September 12, 2008

From Mills to Malls

Marathi Manoos is inherently not entrepreneurial in nature. Obviously business in Maharastra is mostly run by non-Marathi people. A typical Marathi person would like to have a safe job and lead a "happy middle-class" life. Maharashtrians seem to believe in the age old Santavaani “Thevile Anante taishechi rahave”… Be happy with what you have, don’t crave for more. In the days of the yore, cotton mills employed a large Marathi population. Now these mills have been replaced with malls and most of the employees are still Marathi! In the new world order, these are the safe jobs.

More the things change… more they remain the same.

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