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rkanchan
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Member since: Jul 05




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Location: Vaughan/ Concord


Well said Chandresh. Your previous post about reasons to mingle in our own groups was really excellent. You had put my feelings into words. While mentioning areas, not to forget Markham which is predominantly occupied by chinese. So yes we live in a multicultural society (and I can say that stronly since I am from Bombay which is as multicultural as Toronto, only in the other respect, that people come to Bombay from all parts of India and not all parts of the world) but in our hearts we are what we grew up as. No matter what facade you put on, given a choice, you would still celebrate diwali and would still and would still teach your kids to "pair chhuo" of adults.

 
Post ID: 52175 08-07-05 15:40:00
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alexm
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Member since: Jun 05




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Orginally posted by chandresh

Similarly, the Richmond hill area, west of Yonge is full of two communities - Russians and Iranis. I do not think even they are Indians in any manner. Do you have an explanation for that??

Chandresh



I think Crenshaw in his previous post expressed better what I was trying to say: it reflects on the outlook of a person (Indian, Italian, whoever) whether they try to create their own mini community or have the desire to explore what their adopted country offers. I mentioned it because of the large number of posts here reaching out only to their own community of people.

In all these predominnantly ethnic areas that you mention look at the mindset of the average person there: there is not much desire to venture 'outside'. I say this from having spent some time in NYC and seen different neighburhoods; I assume it is not much different from Toronto in this respect?


Experiencing another culture does not necessarily mean that you are losing touch with your own. Neither does it mean that one is putting on a 'facade'.


 
Post ID: 52195 08-07-05 23:30:35
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chandresh
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Member since: Mar 03




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Location: Toronto


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Orginally posted by alexm

I think Crenshaw in his previous post expressed better what I was trying to say: it reflects on the outlook of a person (Indian, Italian, whoever) whether they try to create their own mini community or have the desire to explore what their adopted country offers. I mentioned it because of the large number of posts here reaching out only to their own community of people.



what do you mean by it reflects the outlook of a person? By trying to create their own community itself means that they are already living in the vast group the 'adopted' country has offered, and thereby it gives a reason or generates a desire to form a mini community of their own. This shows that while they have adopted the other country with open arms and left everything they grew up with, they are not wanting to lose touch with their own community and do not want it to die down.

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Orginally posted by alexm
In all these predominnantly ethnic areas that you mention look at the mindset of the average person there: there is not much desire to venture 'outside'. I say this from having spent some time in NYC and seen different neighburhoods; I assume it is not much different from Toronto in this respect?



By very definition an average person is one who normally does not have a keen (I strees on keen - there might be a hidden but not so keen) desire to venture outside. So you are not saying anything which is different from the definition of the word.

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Experiencing another culture does not necessarily mean that you are losing touch with your own. Neither does it mean that one is putting on a 'facade'.



EXACTLY! Trying to find and form your own ethnic community circle in such a large multicultural society does not necessarily mean that you are trying to remain ONLY in your circle and are not ready to venture out. Neither does it mean that one's outlook is narrow or that he is an average person

Chandresh

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amitcr
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Member since: Jun 05




Posts: 154
Location: North York, Toronto


i totoally agree with alexm on the point he made. Isn't it enough that we consider ourselves maharashtrans, bengali's, gujarati's and not Indians in India that we bring this attitude to Canada too? The very nature of this post suggests that non-maharashtrans even if they are from bombay are not expected to respond and make friends with maharashtrans! I am from bombay but I am an INDIAN....is that good enough for you to make friends with me?

 
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DiogenestheCynic
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Member since: Oct 04




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Location: At my desk


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Orginally posted by chandresh
All these people I don't think are Indians (correct me if I am wrong) - but they follow what you say is an Indian trait and true only if you were living in India. Or is it they was eye-washed by Indians????

Similarly, the Richmond hill area, west of Yonge is full of two communities - Russians and Iranis. I do not think even they are Indians in any manner. Do you have an explanation for that??

Chandresh



It would be easier if you read your own statements a little more analytically. You write about Russians, Italians, Iranians, Poles etc etc. You are absolutely right and it is perfectly normal for "communities" to form based on nationality. But please let me know if within the Russian community, you have found further subdivisions based on province. Is there a community of Moscovites, or St Petersburgians? Is there a Milanian or Pisa-ite group within the Italian group. Or is there a Tehrania group? No!!

The Indian however is not satisfied with the formation of an Indian community. He goes on further to form a Maharashtrian/Bengali/Tamil community based on province or even to a further micro level of Mumbaites/Delhites or whatever based on city!! This is true only for us great "Indians"!!

I wouldn't be surprised if one of these days I come across some desi looking to form a community based on his "mohalla" back home!:D


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canadian808
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Posts: 27
Location: Ontario


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I don't understand why we Indians try to only mingle with our own 'groups'. Can we not be happy to just meet Indians?

Interests should be more of a factor than where you are from.



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Absulutly right.
It is a good attitude to mingle with all Indians and not just rigianal baseed groupings . It breeds division. This is Canada gentelman.


 
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canadian808
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Member since: Feb 05




Posts: 27
Location: Ontario


Quote:
Orginally posted by alexm

I don't understand why we Indians try to only mingle with our own 'groups'. Can we not be happy to just meet Indians?

Interests should be more of a factor than where you are from.



++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Absulutly right.
It is a good attitude to mingle with all Indians and not just rigianal based groupings . It breeds division. This is Canada gentelman.


 
Post ID: 52516 13-07-05 14:06:13
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telkikar
Junior Desi
Member since: Jul 05




Posts: 36
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Another thing I want to point out about unity
There are lot of people I mean in US and they asked me if I am from Pune or Mumbai(when they heard me speaking Marathi).As if Marathi speaking people are only from either Pune or Mumbai.So what I am pointing out is that there are groups within Maharashtrians.

Nilesh


 
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suzzax
Junior Desi
Member since: Dec 05




Posts: 3
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hi Folks
Any Maharashtrians from Mumbai? I am from Girgaon Mumbai...Living in Mississauga for last 3 years. Married and in late 20's. Looking for "Aamchi Manase".


Sujit:cool:



 
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adgirl
Junior Desi
Member since: Jun 06




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I m proud to b a maharashtrian !
:cheers: :cheers:

 
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