Friday, December 31, 2010

Chiffon and Pearls

Mahrani Indiradevi of Cooch Behar
Indiradevi, daughter of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad of Baroda and mother of Mahrani Gayatridevi of Jaipur, introduced the famous ‘Chiffon Saree and string of pearls’ combo in India. She is seen in the painting above in a Maratha style nine yards Chiffon Saree. Please notice that the styling here is distinctly French… International without forgetting the roots!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Spitting Insult

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Global Thinkers and 'Marathi Manoos'

The ‘Foreign Policy’ Magazine has released its list of ‘Top 100 Global Thinkers’ which includes 8 people of Indian origin… and Maharashtra Times is celebrating the fact that a Marathi Manoos – Dr. Atul Gavande (#72) has made it to the list. So 3M took a closer look… and to his surprise there are actually two Marathi Manoos in the list! Fareed Zakaria (#17), editor of Newsweek Magazine, comes from a Konkani Muslim family from Nala Sopara in Thane District of Maharashtra… So does that make him a lesser ‘son of the soil’ as compared to a Marathi Hindu?

3M Trivia: Nandan Nilekani (#43) also comes from a Konkani family from Sirsi.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati

The Scion of the Kolhapur Royal Family with his Rolls Royce in front of his Palace!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Great Sena Yo-Yo

After being the self appointed guardian of Marathi Manoos for decades, Shiv Sena ‘broadened’ its vision to hardcore Hindutva in the mid 1980s… By 2005 they realised that they have to appease the ‘Uttar Bharatiya’ vote bank (how dare you call them ‘bhaiyyas’!) to retain power in the Mumbai Municipality (BMC)… and the ‘Mee Mumbaikar’ campaign was born. Raj Thackeray was quick to understand the pulse of the emerging Marathi voter who was being alienated by the senior Sena. When MNS pushed the ‘Marathi Agenda’ full throttle, Shiv Sena was forced to revert to their ‘original philosophy’. But sadly the ‘Marathi Manoos’ baton seems to be clearly in Raj’s hand.

Now the new banners of Yuva Sena clearly show that the mother Sena wants to again ‘broaden its agenda’… this yo-yoing will certainly hurt them and they will be ‘ghar ka na ghat ka’!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Marathi take-off

After MNS decided to flex its muscle in sky, Hindustan Times editor is upset that a ‘Regional Language’ is thrust on him!

3M would like to ask him a few questions:
  • Is he aware that there are more Marathi speaking people in this world than those who speak French or Italian?
  • Why does he not get angry when announcements are made in Tamil when he lands in Chennai?
  • Why should 3M not sue Jet Airways for not serving Non veg food on flights to Gujarat?
  • Has MNS said that ‘only Marathi’ should be used? In that case 3M will join the protest!

Hindustan Times is trying to be a TOI Me-too in Mumbai by imitating later’s Anti Marathi policy… 1 2 3 4 5


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