Even though most of us have been held captive at home for most of the past two years, the incredible travelogue of a metal chair has caught the internet’s attention. Recently, a video that showed how a chair from a small town in Maharashtra ended up among the furniture of a restaurant in the UK went viral, with many marveling at how far the humble metal kursi had traveled. .
Cricketer-turned-journalist Sunandan Lele shared a 20-second video on his grip to social media, which featured the folding chair. He was visiting Manchester where he spotted the piece of furniture in an outdoor seating area of ââa restaurant. The chair was made of iron and on the back was written a name “Balu Lokhande” in Marathi.
Watch the video here:
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– Sunandan Lele (@sunandanlele) September 23, 2021
What left netizens perplexed was how this Maharashtra chair ended up 7,461 km from its home. It appears the chair was part of the scrap metal sold by a tent shop owner, Balu Lokhande, many years ago. He then sailed from Sangli in Maharashtra to the Altrincham area of ââManchester.
Lele himself found it funny and somewhat strange. “Isn’t that weird? he wrote as a caption. Since the video was shared by Lele on her official Twitter account, it has garnered over 29,000 views and 1,800 likes. Desi netizens took it as proof of how Indians in general, and those in Maharashtra in particular, are everywhere.
– shailesh gaikwad (@ shailesh505) September 25, 2021
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– sudhir (@ sudhir0009999) September 25, 2021
Marathi manus is everywhere ð¥ð¥ð
It’s great ð I still wonder who took the chair over there with name!
I just hope this is not the case that the British looted another treasure in India https://t.co/UGm6Rob0cv
– Tushar Karmarkar (@imTkarmarkar) September 24, 2021
– Nikhil Patil (@Niksterocks) September 23, 2021
Haha, quite strange https://t.co/BgVINSb6zV
– AP (@ap_pune) September 23, 2021