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  Register with batchmates and find your old school friends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Worn by both, the Maharashtrian bride and groom, is the mandoria-strands of pearls tied horizontally across the forehead and on either side of the face, vertical strands dangle to the chin.
The Maharashtrian also wear the tanmani, three or four strings of pearls with a central pendant, or the typical path where seven or eight strings of pearls are attached to a central green bead.
The wedding ensemble could be the green nine yard paithan of the Maharashtrians, the maroon and gold-bordered koorap-podavi of the Tamilians; the raunak gold and white one of the Sindhis and a similar one of the Keralites or the white with red border sanetar of the Gujarati.
www.batchmates.com /channels/fashion/indianbride.asp   (1975 words)

 Maharashtra Mandal Dar es Salaam Tanzania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maharashtrians in Dar es Salaam have potential to make rich contributions in the fields of know-how and skills.
There are some similarities in words of Kiswahili and Marathi because of impact of Persian and Gujarathi languages on Marathi and Kiswahili.
Maharashtrians in Dar es Salaam arrange their small community get-togethers often including plays,music programmes etc.Every year Mahrashtrians celebrate Ganesh Festival in big way and all other communities too join and enjoy Genesh festival.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Maharashtra_Mandal_Dar_es_Salaam_Tanzania   (276 words)

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The Shiv Sena's recent attacks on north Indians in Mumbai, allegedly for `taking away' the jobs that are due to Maharashtrians, are in keeping with the party's parochial outlook and deflect attention from the real roots of the unemployment problem.
At that time the term Maharashtrians was used to refer to people who spoke Marathi.
Although it was advertised as a campaign to instil pride in the city's inhabitants regardless of his or her roots, it was just a cover-up for the party's xenophobia.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=20031219008601500.htm&date=fl2025/&prd=fline&   (1799 words)

 Your comment[s] on this article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I exhort all Maharashtrians to apply for a dealership of Kinetic / Bajaj Tempo to Mr.
As a Maharashtrian we will definitely get a dealership provided that we are competent enough (Knowledge, money, muscle and an attractive showroom to display all Kinetic/Bajaj Tempo Products).
He is a great entrepreneur and we Maharashtrians are grateful for what he and his family have done for the state.
www.indianexpress.com /messages.php?content_id=46387#33296   (1286 words)

 Muscle power and parochial projects
For residents of relatively homogeneous Maharashtrian white-collar neighbourhoods, these changes on the socio-cultural scene were peripheral and yet potentially threatening.
Exploiting the crises in the State's textile mills during the 1970s, the Shiv Sena entrenched itself in a terrain that was once -dominated by the Left.
The Sena's candidate from Mumbai South Central, which is largely populated by mill workers and Maharashtrians with average incomes, has periodically won elections to both the Assembly and Parliament.
www.flonnet.com /fl2108/stories/20040423007001200.htm   (1709 words)

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There is a growing belief among Maharashtrians that outsiders, or people belonging to different communities, are grabbing lucrative local jobs from right under their noses.
It is not that Maharashtrians do not know carpentery or other trades but they have voluntarily vacated these fields and moved up the job ladder.
The younger generation of Maharashtrians is preparing itself to face the new challenges of life.
www.indianexpress.com /print.php?content_id=46387   (603 words)

 Maharashtra Fairs, Fairs in Mumbai, Kumbh Mela at Nasik, Fairs in India, Cultural Events in Mumbai
All the fairs and festivals in Maharashtra are celebrated with abundant fervour and enthusiasm and reflect the Maharashtrian culture, with all its colourful customs, rituals and traditions.
The Kumbh Mela at Nashik, celebrated once in twelve years is attended by a large number of devotees and is considered to be very scared.
Maharashtrians have great belief in Lord Ganesh and the Ganesh festivals at Sangli and Pune are celebrated with great fun and fervour.
www.indiantravelportal.com /maharashtra/fairs   (297 words)

 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Though Shopper’s Stop authorities pleaded that 30 per cent of their employees were Marathis and they were looking to increase the ratio, the sainiks were not deterred.
In a news conference on Friday, Sena chief Bal Thackeray tacitly justified the use of violence for the Maharashtrian cause.
He added that both the Sena cadre and Maharashtrians are unsure of what the Sena is trying to achieve.
www.telegraphindia.com /1030609/asp/nation/story_2050257.asp   (563 words)

 Pune Festival 2004 - The Official Site || For Maharashtrians, Bullocks And Racing Are As Important As Lord Ganesh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Ganesh Chaturthi may be the all important festival of Maharashtrians, but the bullock is not too far behind.
It is a very old Maharashtrian traditional sport where we glorify our bullocks who toil and work hard in our fields and help us make a living," claimed Landge.
For Maharashtrians, Bullocks And Racing Are As Important As Lord Ganesh
www.thepunefestival.com /story/2004/9/24/231157/144   (527 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Maharashtrian
And the assumption that Maharashtrian women need and deserve more protection than other women is viciously insulting.
It was never my intention to defame the great Maharashtrian hero and I had no desire to upset those for whom he is an emblem of regional and national pride, and I apologise for inadvertently doing so.
Abhijeet Sawant, who was a Maharashtrian working-class boy till a few weeks ago, has become famous overnight as the first Indian Idol.
news.surfwax.com /cultures/files/Maharashtrian_Culture.html   (575 words)

 Aren’t Maharashtrians Indians too?- The Times of India   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As for us fighting that sons of the soil are not getting jobs in their own state, the Constitution also states that people from any state can be given a job in any state, ‘but not at the cost of the locals’.
Maharashtrian youth also have dreams, but Jerry wouldn’t know this as he is busy travelling to other states studying the problems of the youth there.
Being a Maharashtrian, perhaps I may not have been able to convey my thoughts very well.
timesofindia.indiatimes.com /articleshow/320480.cms   (417 words)

 MAHARASHTRAEDUCATION.NET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
One of the largest state, both in terms of size and population, it is aptly named Maharashtra which means 'The Great State'.
Maharashtrians are a vibrant, earthy people for whom life itself is a celebration.
Festival times provide a unique opportunity to absorb Maharashtrian culture, with all its colourful customs, rituals and traditions.
www.maharashtraeducation.net /local/localprofile/maharashtra.htm   (101 words)

 Maharastra ... Incent Tours - India
This is the most important festival for Maharashtrians and the verve and enthusiasm with which it is celebrated is amazing.
In the vegetarian fare, popular vegetables are brinjals, a much liked way of cooking which, is bharli vangi, a dish in which baby brinjals are stuffed with coconut.
Thus Maharashtrian food, which had very limited exposure till now does has a lot to offer and is slowly gaining popularity.
www.incent-tours.com /wmaharas.htm   (269 words)

 1Up India > India > Maharashtra > Festivals in Maharashtra.
In Hindu mythology, the cobra has a special significance and the earth, it is believed, rests on the head of 'Shesha' - the thousand-hooded cobra.
Snake worship is an important ritual of the Maharashtrians, and on the festival of Nag Panchami, clay icons of cobras are venerated in homes.
Maharashtrians erect gudhis on Padwa, the first day of the Hindu new year.
www.1upindia.com /states/maharashtra/festival.html   (1911 words)

 The Hindu : Another Sena campaign, more confusion
Shinde said: "The two movements, one for ridding Mumbai of its ills by limiting its overcrowding by new arrivals and beautifying it with people's cooperation and the other seeking preference in jobs for bhumiputras (sons of the soil) are not connected.
At one point, he even said that Maharashtrians should be allowed to earn any which way they could and that both the authorities and the media should turn a blind eye to such an approach.
Uddhav Thackeray had said that since Mumbai was Maharashtra's capital, Maharashtrians would have a "natural right to the city".
www.thehindu.com /2003/06/07/stories/2003060701561300.htm   (382 words)

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The cultural link between Tamilians and Maharashtrians has a historical significance, was what one discovered at the recent annual celebrations of the Maharashtra Association in the city.
Most Maharashtrians then were concentrated in that part of the city.
In fact, the most interesting aspect of the impact of Maharashtrian culture on Tamil culture, besides arts, is sambhar.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2003030300180200.htm&date=2003/03/03/&prd=mp&   (514 words)

 Busybee Forever
As the Punjabis and the Haryanis are fighting over Chandigrah now, many years ago the Maharashtrians and the Gujaratis fought over Bombay.
Or rather, the Maharashtrians fought, the Gujaratis, not being the strong and rebelious type as they are now, kept quiet.
The Maharashtrians, a section of them, were fighting with the police and with Mr.
www.busybeeforever.com /viewart.asp?section=roundandabout&filename=roundandabout917200442441.xml&subsec=roundandabout   (359 words)

 Rediff On The NeT: Amberish K Diwanji questions Bal Thackeray's patriotism
Thackeray launched his political career by asking Maharashtrians to target South Indians simply because these non-Marathi-speaking people were taking away local jobs.
Huge numbers of Maharashtrians reside in Bangalore and Belgaum in Karnataka, Thanjuvar in Tamil Nadu, and Baroda and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
Thackeray's non-patriotic Sena killed a former Indian Air Force officer during the Bombay riots in December 1992, a Maharashtrian officer who took part in the 1965 war against Pakistan.
www.rediff.com /news/1999/jul/15akd.htm   (1215 words)

 Bhraman Mandal - Amazing Australia
Be it their eating habits or their likes and dislikes, every aspect was taken into consideration.
And this has been possible because of all of those fellow Maharashtrians who chose to travel with us.
SOTC introduces ‘BhramanMandal’ on the eve of MakarSankrant 14th January 2002, to exclusively cater to Maharashtrian community.
www.sotcbm.com /bhraman_mandal/about_us.htm   (376 words)

 || Ganesh Festival ||
Wherever Maharashtrians go on this planet they celebrate this festival religiously and enthusiastically; be it USA, Europe, Australia, Africa or Middle East.
Vinayaka, the god of wisdom and the benevolent deity of the dynasty of Peshwas, who ruled Maharashtra inculcating a special culture in the state.
Gajanan is the herald of auspicious beginnings and is the beloved deity of all Maharashtrians.
www.panditjiusa.com /ganesh_festival.htm   (442 words)

 India Talking Hindustan network discussion forums
It is quite clear from all the facts and figures that Maharashtrians have really lost their claim on Mumbai to be their land or part of their state.
Look at their control over milk busines, fruit and vegetable biz, taxi, auto and name any other professon and business and I think with great regret, maharashtrians will have to forget Mumbai as their Rajdhani and let is go to the people of Mumbai who are better equipped to rule it to their benefits.
Compared to all the capitals of all the states,Mumbai is most cosmopolitan city with population consisting of people from all over the country and may be from some foreign countires also.
www.hindustan.net /discus/messages/56/7418.html?987221242   (643 words)

 Fairs and Festivals of Maharashtra
These times provide a unique opportunity to absorb Maharashtrian culture, with all its colorful customs, rituals and traditions.
The love for celebration is deeply ingrained in their culture and it finds expression through the various occasions on the Maharashtrian calendar.
Every year, in November, some of the greatest exponents of music, dance and drama perform in the picturesque setting of Ramtek, celebrating its glorious heritage over two exciting days and nights.
www.travelmasti.com /domestic/maharashtra/fairsandfestivals.htm   (1970 words)

 Bombay Duck and Bummaloe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
But if you dip it in batter and deep fry it, it is excellent.
The Maharashtrians also eat it dried in the sun and then cooked.
The other one, bummaloe, also sounds Maharashtrian, and is a stranger to me unless I know it by some other name.
www.indonet.com /DiscBoardBombayDuck.html   (138 words)

 maharashtra, india maharashtra culture and heritage, india heritage, maharashtra people.
Then, when the king asked him how the world was, the barber who loss was still fresh in his memory said the world was sad.
And so, say the Maharashtrians, each one views the world from his angle.
Actually the Maharashtrians have a close link to the practice of totems.
www.indiaprofile.com /people/maharashtrians.htm   (991 words)

 The Tribune - Windows - Feature
But that, as we know, is an understatement because a cursory glance at the calendar would reveal more than twice the number of festivals in a year.
It is, however, the feeling of hope and renewal that binds all celebrations, regardless of what individual communities might want to call the festival.
Maharashtrians pay homage to their ancestor (the primordial man).
www.tribuneindia.com /2002/20020413/windows/main4.htm   (705 words)

 Diabetes alarm for Marathis, Gujaratis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Maharashtrians and Gujaratis living in Mumbai have reason to worry.
The two communities were selected as “most of them are vegetarians, don’t have any addictions and are yet vulnerable to diabetes and heart disease,” said Dr Joshi.
Dr Joshi said, “Our food is very low in fibre and we are using the wrong cooking medium.” For instance, Maharashtrians use a lot of coconut in their food while Gujaratis choose ghee.
web.mid-day.com /news/city/2003/august/60853.htm   (581 words)

 Ryan's Lair: The great thing about fascism...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I have been born and brought up as a maharashtrian and spend good 30 years of my life in Maharashrta and never heard of this "naughty joke" about Shivaji's father or origin.
Of course, if he did have an informant who was Maharashtrian and told him such naughty jokes, I doubt Laine would say his informant's name publicly.
Now, it may well be that of 80 million people, all are in lockstep conformity and *no* Maharashtrians have ever uttered any such jokes.
www.sanskritboy.net /archives/2004/01/15/the_great_thing_about_fascism.html   (1782 words)

 Re: [nukkad] Query about Maharashtrians.
Actually yhe BSE would not exist except for the Gujuratis and marwaris and others that form the trading backbone that Bombay represents.
I have often pondered - if Maharashtrians were so great, why were they not abvle to do the same a lot earlier than the Gujuratis, Parsis, Iranis etc.?
Maharashtrians have indeed made large contributions to India.
www.mumbai-central.com /nukkad/jul2001/msg00261.html   (480 words)

 [nukkad] Immigrants.
Maharashtrians had always been hospitable n kind to all those who migrated to Mumbai (I hope everybody will agree to that) n I am sure that Maharashtrians will continue to be so.
Mumbai gave all those Immigrants a fair opportunity to earn their bread-n-butter n to live a better life, which is unfortunately not offered by their native land n precisely that's why they migrated to Mumbai.
I never claimed that Maharashtrians shudn't associate with Immigrants n I never claimed that Maharashtrians r "ALONE" responsible for the greatness of Mumbai.
www.mumbai-central.com /nukkad/feb2001/msg00011.html   (432 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - NCR stories
Mr Salunkhe urged upon the Maharashtrians living here to assist one another and work hard to complete the works for which they had left their home back in Maharashtra.
The Maharashtrians are known for their entrepreneurial skills and they should live up to their reputation in Haryana and other parts of the country, he added.
The Maharashtrians hope that it would help the younger generation to come close to their social and cultural roots.
www.tribuneindia.com /2002/20020301/ncr2.htm   (1546 words)

 Demographics_of_Mumbai   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A large number of people who work as vegetable vendors and shoe-polishers (and other small tradesmen) are migrant labourers from UP and Bihar.
Because of a perceived sidelining of Marathi in this large mixture of peoples and cultures, some Maharashtrians (including the elite) emphasize that Marathi should be given due importance, Mumbai being a part of Maharashtra.
According to the results of Census of India, 2001, 5,823,510 people lived in the slum s of Mumbai or 48.88% of the population of Mumbai.
q-basic.xodox.de /Demographics_of_Mumbai   (175 words)

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