If you live in India, stereotypes about your ethnicity are the norm pretty much irrespective of which state you come from. Marathi people are no exception. All South Indians are ‘Madrasis’, all Gujaratis are mean-spirited businessmen who eat dhokla for all meals, while all Punjabis are forever nursing a Patiala peg or two.
In this article, we look at 8 commonly held misconceptions about Marathi people. Tar chala mag! (Let’s go then!)
Yes. Just like no Tamilian can speak fluent Hindi and all Muslims speak exclusively in Urdu.
PS: The constitution of India was crafted by a Marathi manoos, and Lokmanya Tilak spoke the language well enough for the British to exile him to Burma.
There’s a method to our madness, see? Pueripatya
(and keep their businesses closed from 2 to 4pm daily).
Yes, we enjoy our afternoon siesta as much as the next person, and no, that does not make us terrible businessmen. Chitale bandhu (yes, bakwarwadi fame) have an annual turnover of INR 300 crore. From one shop mostly. Look it up.
Don’t share one Misal between two people, else pay an extra ten rupees. nitawriter
Oh, you’re Marathi? And you’re not carrying a weaponized cricket stump? You haven’t abused me yet either? What? How? Do you even manoos, bro?
PS: The word ghaati literally means a person hailing from the ghats, or hilly regions and is used to separate those who live by the Konkan coast, the Konkanis from those who live beyond the Sahyadri range, the Ghaatis.
Typical Ghaati boy: While riding a Harley to buy half a litre of milk his mom asked him to. memegenerator
Oh look, a bow and arrow! Let me channel my inner manoos and shoot down a few north Indians. You know, since it’s our favorite sport and all.
PS: The above statement is sarcasm.
Fact: The Shiv Sena has been in power exactly once in Maharashtra’s 55 year history. bangalorememes
PS: The above statement is sarcasm too. Just in case you don’t speak English fluently.
Your argument is invalid. Facebook
Totally. We carry swords to the job BTW. And we go dressed in navvaris. And fetas. And oh, we’re good enough at it apparently to have one of the highest GDPs among Indian states.
Ignorance, ignorance everywhere! memegenerator
This is almost never the case. If you make the effort to look beyond the stereotypes, you’ll find that Marathi people are welcoming, hospitable and make loyal companions.
PS: The above statement is NOT a sarcastic statement.
Your argument is invalid: Part 2 DNA
Ok, this one is true. And we will get violent if you say otherwise. You know, with the bow and arrow and weaponized cricket stump.
PS: We have Rahul Dravid as well. Just saying.
The Hallmark of a true Marathi legend – Pooja at home. Idolbin
Have you had any similar experiences that you’d like to share? What kind of misconceptions do you think people have about the Marathi Manoos and Bai?