Mumbai VJ’s quirky take on city’s potholes has gone viral


Just days after RJ Malishka’s song targetting the Mumbai civic body, BMC, for its incompetency went viral, another video, this time by VJ José Covaco has Twitter users in splits.

Amidst the raging controversy over Malishka’s song shaming the BMC officials, Covaco decided to take it upon himself to show just how bad the problem of Mumbai’s potholes was.

In his inimitable sarcasm, Covaco, who has close to a million followers on Twitter, visited several parts of Mumbai including the road outside the residence of cricketing great, Sachin Tendulkar.

While he found several areas of broken roads, filled with rain water, the VJ chose to make his point through hard-hitting sarcasm.

Pointing to one pothole, which was filled with tea-coloured water, Covaco said, “Yeh actually khadda nahi hai. Yahan pe chai rakha hua hai for the birds and for anybody, jo bhi paas aata hai. Chai piyenge aap? Garm hai garm (This is not a pothole. There’s tea here for birds or anybody else who walks close by. Will you drink tea? This is hot.)”

While outside the residence of Tendulkar in Bandra area, he detected a pothole, but he refused to call it a pothole. According to the VJ, it was a ‘multi-purpose’ hole.

His quirky take has left Twitter users in splits. But some warned him to remove any traces of stagnant water from his residence in case the BMC decided to punish him for being responsible for breeding malaria mosquitoes.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions;