Aata Majhi Satakli: What’s Pissing the Marathi Manoos Off?

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Aata Majhi Satakli: What’s Pissing the Marathi Manoos Off?

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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few days ago, a bunch of MNS goons, who call themselves activists, beat up the manager of a Pune multiplex over exorbitant prices of refreshments served in the theatre.

The assault came as a surprise to absolutely no one, considering the MNS is renowned for their gentle, persuasive ways. Their boys and men are able to tap into a very particular kind of Marathi male aggression. In fact, the attack reminded me of my Marathi kakas and mamas whose default reaction to any confrontation is, “Tyachi gheto, thaam” loosely translated as “Let’s beat the shit out of him.”

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