Originally posted by shweta2728
From my recent visit to India, I noticed that people were trying to be "less" Indian or making fun of people who were "too" Indian. I was at a shop and i was wearing a salwar kurta with a bindi and a girl kept looking at me at smirking and two guys kept looking at me and giggling. First I thought was there something wrong with me? Then I realized I was the only person in that store who was wearing Indian clothing. There wasn't anything wrong with my clothes either, it was made of silk. Now I'm not saying that all Indians should have to wear Indian clothing or that they can't wear jeans and tshirts. I live in America and when I visit India, I feel like experiencing Indian culture! What is up with frustration of Indians trying to be more "western"? Real life or tv? Why aren't we satisfied with who we are? Is it inferiority complex? Does it go back to the British Raj? Some girls in India make such a big deal about wearing so called "western clothing". Those people in that store had no clue that what they make a big deal about is a normal thing for me. So my question is...why are trying to get away from who we are? Are we not happy with our culture? Why are people in India who are so called "behen ji" made fun of? Just because they want to wear salwar kurtas?
A/N: I have a feeling I'm gonna be getting some chapals and sandals from some people here haha! But if you can say it in a nice way...I might read on otherwise you should not bother writing it! Have fun!
THE TOPIC IS NOT ABOUT IF INDIANS SHOULD WEAR "WESTERN CLOTHING". THE TOPIC IS ABOUT WHY PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO WEAR INDIAN CLOTHING ARE MADE FUN OF?
slightly unrelated but i had similar experience just last sunday when i was at delhi airport.. i bought some sweets from duty free shop coz it was nt exactly happy occassion i was visting india for.. anyway i was trying to ask questions and none of the girls/boys insisted on speaking some unintelligible version of english even when i switched to Hindi..
.. so i did not get my answers.. anyway mopving on when i queued for paying this guy started serving a foreigner woman after me.. i retaliated because i had to pay for just 1 item and reply i got was "i will serve you also ma'm" ..
..anyway, annoyed i did not buy anything but spent 15 minutes lecturing
how to serve when there is a queue( and almost missed the plane) phew.. they sure must have laughed at me too after i was gone.. but the point is problem is with the culture... they feel better about themselves(despite their low lives) when they get any chance to mock others, dont feel bad about anything