In the wake of the recent ink attacks on a minister by a political party, celebrity hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani decided to pour her heart out on Facebook. She wrote about the growing intolerance which threatens to break the social fabric of the country. Check it out:
My ancestors migrated from Pakistan post-Partition in 1947. My grandfather pursued his law career in Bombay (yes cause that’s what it was called then.) and became very successful. His brothers too thrived as builders and restaurateurs.
My papa was born in Pakistan. This makes me and my brothers first generation “Indians” or “maharastrians.” Both are just words as far as I’m concerned.
I have struggled very hard to be where I am today, I pay my taxes (fuckloads of them) and see my tax monies do nothing for me. I keep quiet most of the time because I think it’s pointless to talk politics and unnecessarily aggravate myself for no results. People say “they are uneducated ..let them be..” but if that is true then what do “the educated” do?? remain silent and let this happen???
Today, I am ashamed as a human of this world to see what is happening in my(for lack of a better word) country. My prime minister is silent when he needs to fucking speak up. I am ashamed of our behavior.
Mera Muh Kala (my face is black) cuz I come from these parts and have been silent. I am aware of the consequences of this post. I am aware that it might bring damage to me or my salon. But it is time to speak up. ..