I’m on my two months in the city and apart from “Patkan”, the other new word I have added to my repository of Marathi words and phrases is “Gheun Taak” (let it be/leave it). More than anything else, one place or one niche where I am experiencing a lot of “Gheun Taak” is Pune’s Autowala’s. Who, will not take you to places they won’t like. Ask exorbitant rates (3 times), when they see a person literally stranded.
I think they are also staunch believers in Vastu/Feng Shui. Because they will not budge from their afternoon siesta, morning cuppa or going in one-way/crowded locales. Priorities. Priorities.
And they will use their code words and push each other to take the passenger. But won’t ever move a muscle when they are in their elements.
All they want to say is Gheun Taak to passengers like me. Who faced the same problem irrespective of going to office 3 km away or PG 6 km away.
Then they blame OLA, Uber for eating into their livelihood. *slow clap*