We Indians are inscrutable at times. It’s funny
how we make a big deal out of everything. But
while some of these things are understandable, a
lot of them are silly and unnecessarily over-hyped
in this country.
Like the big fat Indian weddings. Or every
parent’s dream to turn kids into doctors and
engineers. Or our obsession with fair skin. We
give way too much attention to these trivial
things for our own good.
Here is a fun checklist of such fashionably
overrated things in India:
“Beta English may poem toh sunao uncle ko?”
Indians are obsessed with speaking in English,
writing in English, dancing in English… Excuse
me! Hindi bhi itna bura nahi hai, yaar.
“Beta Fair and Handsome try toh karo, fir dekhna
kitney rishtey aayenge.”
Will it get me Sonam Kapoor’s marriage proposal?
If yes, give it to me, aunty.
3. Chetan Bhagat
“Chetan Bhagat ki nayi book padi tumne?”
Seriously? He is the Karan Johar of prose.
4. Reality Shows
“Kya? Tune Rakhi ka Swayamvar nahi dekha?”
Let’s not even talk about this one.
5. Big, fat Indian weddings
“Pata hai, meri shaadi may Shah Rukh dance
karne aa raha hai?”
And I thought getting married was about
committing to the person you love the most.
6. Engineering degree
“Mera beta bada hokar engineer banega.”
Yes mom, that’s what I was born to be. I don’t
have any ambition or dream. I just want to
become another Chatur .
“Bhai cricket toh mera religion hai.”
There are many other sports that India
participates in you know. Do you watch the Pro
Kabbadi League on Star Sports? Do you even
know it exists?
“Mummy aur kitni gold rings khareedoge?”
Indian moms rule the world of gold jewellery.
Even Bappi Da can’t beat them when it comes to
9. Honey Singh
“Mujhko na pehchane tu, tere ghar akhbaar ni
Newspaper report: “Palwal may hui Honey Singh
10. The Dialogue: “Log Kya Kahenge?”
“Beta, shadi kar lo. Varna log kya kahenge?”
“Umm…he/she’s busy chasing his/her dreams.”
This question exists from the time of Ramayan
and I don’t think it’s going away any time soon.
11. Board Results
“Beta kitney marks aaye 12th may?”
Throughout the year, these people don’t even
remember your name but they become your
parents’ best friends the day your results come
out. Auntyji, may I kill you? Please?
12. Foreign Brands
“Kya? Tune yeh flea market se liya? I shop only
We are obsessed with foreign brands. We indulge
in brands not because they are worth it but
because they represent our status in society.