Saturday, July 16, 2005

A changed city

I have been living in Bradford for some time now. Ofcourse , being the first visit outside india i was excited to see the 'vilayat' land. But bradford is a different kind of place. Out of 100 people u see , 90 are not the native british. Due to large scale immigration from asia (mainly from pakistan and pakistan occupied kashmir) the locals have left the city and have settled in the country side. Infact bradford is now, one of the most disadvantaged places in the UK. The british are selling their houses in Bradford and moving outside.

The british are one of the most accomodating people i feel. Most of the UK is now a multicultural society and from my experiences , the natives are very courteous and accomodating. However the recent bomb blasts in london seem to have changed that. Every where there are talks of Muslims and The others. The muslims seem to be an isolated community now. Even the common muslim youth does not trust the government. After the bomb blasts , i witnessed several meetings and gatherings outside mosques which i guess were to discuss how the handle the tense situation.
Howver i kind of sympathize with the British. They feel threatened by the sudden change in the social fabric which is fair enough.

6 comments:

anant khirbat said...

sahi hai beta, blog shlog. Sahi hai, looks like you have a lot of free time. Britishers arent making you work hard enough eh ? Chal so ja

anant khirbat said...

write frivolous stuff man. Irreverence and flippancy is necessary to maintain sanity - bot

anant khirbat said...

Write about how I used to beat you in quake pants down. Write abuot all that jazz. Remember when we won the competition ?

anant khirbat said...

chal ab main sota hoon, its way way part my bed time.

Murali said...

So can Britain be considered a colony of some other country?

Write more about the bradford cows yaar, and the dogs that look like sheep..........

Hifzmaster said...

Very interesting.
I visited Bradford last year, and I found it to be just as you discribed,
The immegrants are not doing themselves any favours by marrying from the old country, remember, when one boy get a bride from back home, one girl gets a nice white boy from downtown Bradford.
Better yet, local boy marries local girl, sounds good? naah. local boy wants to bang local girl, so when marriage time comes he wants a virgin, can't find virgin in bradford