14 Signs That You Are a True Blue Punekar!

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Punekars are an amazing lot. Quirky, friendly and distant at the same time, we have evolved with the city yet reminisce about ‘simpler times’. We live in one of the best cities in India, and are mighty proud of it. We have an amazing sense of humor and don’t shy away from laughing on ourselves too. We might come across as haughty at first but if you prod a little, we’re extremely soft and big hearted. 

Here are 14 signs that you are a true blue Punekar-

1. You know what is P1 and P2

Just like us, our parking styles are unique. Even though you might find that people have parked on both sides of the road nevertheless, we get full marks for trying!

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2. You are not scared of seeing men and women in scarves

This is the urban jungle y'all! And the heat will get to you!

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3. You know more ways to abuse in Marathi than letters in the English alphabet

And these are used on a regular basis too. Sometimes, as a friendly welcome.

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4. You gasp when someone living in Pune has never been to Vaishali

Or Goodluck Café. Or Vohuman Café .

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5. You have the last word in Misal

That’s right. ‘You know nothing (about missal) Jon Snow’

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6. You believe that the peth areas stock every imaginable product in the world

And its true. Almost anything you will ever need!

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7. The sounds of ‘brazil’ and ‘are you ready’ notwithstanding, you think Ganesh Chaturthi is the most vibrant time of the year

And Dagdusheth Ganpati is the most powerful deity for us.

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8. In your opinion, burgers are actually a meeker version of Vada Pav

Move over KFC and Mc Donalds, we have our own Joshi Wadewale , JJ Garden and Goli.

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9. Your attitude of sharing everything ‘one by two’ is not limited to soups

We can share a ‘cutting’ chai too. ‘Pyaar badhta hain’

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10. You miss the old German Bakery and traffic free Koregaon Park.

Get me back those simpler days please.

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11. You don’t seem to mind that the retailers prefer an afternoon nap

Because you prefer one too.

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12. You still feel just a fan can suffice for summers

You most proudly proclaim that ‘Pune is not a city that ever needed air conditioners’.

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13. You don’t find it weird when your name is suffixed by ‘ya’

Jay becomes ‘Jaya’ and Laxman become ‘Laxya’. Sometimes, you’re just a ‘tatya’.

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14. Honking is just a way to communicate

Sometimes, it resembles popular songs, the other times it’s just a proclamation of our arrival. We love it!

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 Pune has evolved into a mixed box of cultures and people. From quiet streets and small bungalows, to skyscrapers and constant honking, we have grown to be a unique city that is the perfect amalgamation of the old and the new. Having been born and brought up in this beautiful city, I can say that I am a true blue Punekar. I have almost all of the above traits and wear them proudly wherever I travel. How puneri are you?

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RESHMA DEWDA RESHMA DEWDA

A hippie hiding in civilized clothes, a borderline feminist and a dreamer stuck in a practical avatar, Reshma is an incorrigible idealist who lives in a black and white world. A robin hood in her own right, she loves to come to the rescue and most times , she ends up rescuing herself in the bargain.

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