Mumbai- Popular chef Parag Kanhere, who showed his game in ‘Bigg Boss Marathi 2’, is active on social media. He keeps sharing his photos with his fans. But this time Parag has attracted the attention of netizens by making a different post. He has said that in Maharashtra, there is a trend of fighting among castes and burning their own nests. Also I don’t brag about being a Brahmin or not. But I am an Indian first. Then he shared a post saying that I am a Maharashtrian and then I belong to my family.
Sharing a photo, Parag wrote, ‘This is really weird. Maharashtra is going through the biggest cyclone. Brahmins versus those who are not Brahmins. I remember my school days, I mrs. Takes place in Vimalabai Garware High School. My best friends were Ketan Mane, Satish Pawar, Swanand Joshi, Sandeep Takle, Vinod Pardeshi, Kiran Patil, Upesh Sonwane, Ishan Sathe, Shirish Apte, Satav, Gokhale, Tikhe, Shinde, Gaikwad, Kartik Upasani, Kartik Kendhe and some more. We never asked each other about caste, religion, economic status etc. We used to share tiffin with each other. I used to eat Ushta. We used to drink water from each other’s water bottles..mostly we all followed the same 2/3 girls in school (actually there were only 2-3 pretty girls in the whole school).
‘Now we are all grown up. We still meet, reminisce, sometimes party to relive those memories. But even today no one asks each other whether you are a Brahmin or not. Even today we eat from the same plate. Tiffin was replaced by good food. Even today he drinks from the same bottle. (Water has been replaced by beer). Before I die, I want to see a day when nobody talks about casteism in Maharashtra and for that let me start with myself. I swear, till my last breath I will not ask anyone whether he/she is a Brahmin or not. I will never discriminate between Brahmins and others. See if you agree with this. If you agree, share it, let’s teach the next generation something good.’ This post of Parag has become an eyesore for everyone.