The clip can be found online and, quite frankly, is really funny because it makes fun of a government that’s spending, what many taxpayers consider a lot of money, building a memorial for Shivaji. The clip in no way even hints at a joke about the man, only makes fun of the jingoism of his followers.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj death anniversary: Warrior king, who set up Maratha empire, was first to establish Marathi as official language
The man who laid the foundation Maratha empire, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated throughout Maharashtra and the rest of India for his conquests and valour
Book that compared Narendra Modi to Chhatrapati Shivaji has been withdrawn and author has apologised, says BJP
Jai Bhagwan Goyal is a BJP member and the party's rivals in Maharashtra have latched onto the issue to corner it by holding protests and accusing it of insulting the legendary Maratha warrior.
'Only one Shivaji Maharaj': BJP leader's book comparing Narendra Modi to Maratha warrior-king draws flak from Maha Vikas Aghadi in Maharashtra
Leaders belonging to the ruling parties in Maharashtra have termed it an insult to Shivaji, asserting that no one can be compared to him.
Kajol on working with Ajay Devgn after 10 years, in Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior — 'It felt like home'
Kajol discusses playing Tanhaji's wife Savitribai, how she prepped for her first historical, and revisiting her Maharashtrian roots for the character.
Saif Ali Khan on reunting with Ajay Devgn on Tanhaji: He's one of the most confident and generous actors today
"Ajay is one of the most confident and generous actors in the industry. You can be relaxed about having a nice part in a film with him," says Saif Ali Khan.
Bhima Koregaon riots: Haunted by memories, victims seek answers in rubble of homes as hope for justice fades
The people of Bhima Koregaon cannot afford another riot. Those who suffered last year have still not managed to fully recover.
Bhima Koregaon: Backdated letter and testimony of gram panchayat clerk points to conspiracy behind 1 Jan violence
Every year, on 1 January, tens of thousands of Dalits across Maharashtra gather at the war memorial of Bhima-Koregaon — 40 kilometres from Pune
Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees
There's a Ganesha — the potbellied, elephant-headed, rat-riding Indian god — almost everywhere you look, and his stories are always popular with children.
Ajay Devgn plays Subedar Taanaji Malusare in Taanaji - The Unsung Warrior, a military leader in the army of Shivaji
BJP-Congress in futile battle over Tipu Sultan's 'flawed' legacy; it's time we honoured legacies of Karnataka's women warriors
At a time when we are locked battling the ghost of Tipu, it is noteworthy that Karnataka has produced some exception women warriors over the centuries.
Inspired by Gujarat's Patidar movement, Marathas to resume agitation for reservation, 'move on' from silent marches
Unsatisfied over the government’s response to their demands, the Maratha community announced they will restart their agitation on 19 February
The Maharashtra education board has revised history textbooks for classes VII and IX, removing almost all traces of the rule of the Mughals and the monuments they built, instead focusing on the Maratha Empire founded by Shivaji
An erasure of Mughals from some parts of the curriculum in education in Maharashtra will not just harm students but also the legacy of the Maratha empire.
There has been a steady movement to remove Mughals from history textbooks across the country and replace that space with text on Hindu rulers.
We do not need to re-interpret Aurangzeb, for, revulsion for his conduct in the past cannot be misinterpreted as revulsion for people of his own faith in the present.
BKMK is about phony Shivaji followers who use the iconic monarch’s name for political gain without any true commitment to him or his legacy.
Donald Trump is the 'videsi' version of Mumbai's famous 'Tiger' Bal Thackeray — whose party Shiv Sena excelled in populism and xenophobia over four decades
As the state govt is busy basking in the glory of another multi-billion project to claim the legacy of Shivaji, over 3oo forts that he built and captured are languishing in neglect.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said the planned statue of the Maratha warrior is the tallest memorial in the world.