Thursday, 5 November 2015

Serious #8 Stereotypes. Etc.

Why is it that whenever a ''North Indian'' thinks of Bengalis, he/she thinks of fish? Specially when they are from the 2nd most educated state in India, and have a very rich culture and background?

Why is that whenever we think of "South Indians", we think of dark skinned, fat people? I have a bunch of South Indian friends, who not only are extremely fair and thin, but don't have that "accent" everyone complains about not understanding.

Why is it that INDIANS themselves get confused between being Punjabi and being Sikh? Punjab, is a state. Sikhism is a religion. It's not THAT tough to understand.

Why is it that everyone just assumes that "Kashmiri" people are good looking? This is India, with a population of more than 1.2 BILLION people. That, is a lot of people. Are you trying to tell me that all Kashmiri people you're going to meet, you'll think are good looking? Let me break it to you, not all Kashmiri people are good looking, and Kashmiri people are not the only good looking Indians.
(No hard feelings, I'm half Kashmiri)

Why does every human being outside India think that being an Indian only means to go to a temple/gurudwara/mosque/church and pray all day long? Come to India, you'll meet different people, who know a lot more than "just praying to god". And just a warning, they know how to defend themselves, so don't try to tell them that having faith in religion is not the best thing to do, blah blah blah.
We have a lot of things to be proud of in our country, so back off, please.

Why do we all think that "Made in China" products would be cheap and not long-lasting? China is the most hardworking nation, with it's citizens working first for the country, then for themselves. A smartphone company called "One Plus" is Chinese. LOOK IT UP.

Why does everyone think that a guy/girl wearing specs and carrying books is a nerd?
Why do people think that pretty girls can't be smart (or the other way around)?
Why do people think that people from rural places don't have potential, and are stupid? Just because they don;t have opportunities, does not mean they don't have potential.


- Ragini Zutshi Anand


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