Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Top 5 Qualities that Defines Most Indians

      Sparing an opening note for the first timers and for the record, India is a land of diverse elements, be it the climatic variances across the lengths and breadths of the sub-continent to the language localization within the country. In-spite of this plethora of diversities there still exists certain characteristics that uniquely identifies a true Indian be it (sampled) from any part of the globe. There were quite a lot of inputs (though mostly derogatory), the following are my compilation of the top 5 qualities that defines most Indians, in no specific order.
  • Judgmental & Blamer
              For non-Indians these might be two totally different characteristics a person might possess but for an Indian these go hand in hand just like politics and corruption. When you find a person who talks to you, say for a few minutes and if you're sure he's an Indian then most likely that he has already judged you. Few instances to give a hang of the lovely judgmental qualities we Indians possess and use in conversations....
    • A bearded guy has failed in love (excluding the ones who have it for religious reasons).
    • All flashy dressed women are allegedly hookers.
    • Those who 'obey' parents are the best kids on earth.
    • All those who study abroad are exceptionally brilliant.
Coming to the blamer quality, its deeply embossed in the DNA of all of us. The last thing on earth we can do is to accept our fault without throwing the blame on others. The fact that the present day reality shows having taken the western world concept to the next level is one stamping proof. Here again a few instances to show case the typical blame-games...
    • At road accidents be it small or big, we are always right and the others involved are always wrong.
    • When it comes to punctuality be it at work or even for meet up with friends or family, the whole world is at mistake for our miss and mess up of the timeline.
    • Even our clothes & shoes take the blame for getting 'smaller' rather attributing to the fact of us becoming 'bigger'.
  • Spice Foodie
            This part of the world has people whose spice levels in their food could touch alarming levels (according to a non-Indian) and still remain fit and healthy. As the saying goes 'Variety is the spice of life' we Indians have a variety of spices to heat up our lively taste buds and its diversity can only be experienced by travelling across to different parts of our '!ncredible !ndia'
  • God Fearing
               If there is something that defies the law (Indian Penal Code, Constitution etc...) and procreates a belief that is widely accepted and nurtured as the law of the land then it is the belief in God or the Almighty or in whichever term the wide-spread religious establishments across the country call it. As much to the delight of countless Indians on earth, there exists equally countless ways, situations, opportunities etc for the implementation of these God-Fearing beliefs cutting across regions, religions & languages. Also comes truck loads of superstitions as a freebie with this trait. 
  • Coitus as sex               
               Being a country that is one of the top on the table in terms of population or in terms of the number affected by STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) & for historical reasons too (Kamasutra), our country is ample with theory of Coitus in its artistic illustrations which are looked up and held in high esteem by the outsiders as an art. However ironically most in this country don't even know the term by its former name and refer it as the latter and mold it to the extent that compels kids to believe that any form of even knowledge-based exposure or discussion based on it elevates one to a 'bad' societal status. Hence it results in the obvious inquisitive trait (in secrecy) and the internet boom, crimes, fetishes and what not, the rest is history. Due to this genetic degeneration of coitus what is left is just the physical eroticism, population explosion and growth of porn industry as a grey shade.
  • Nomadic or Adjustable 
                It's a grounding fact that a major chuck of earning Indians are salaried, which in simple layman terms translates to "I shall be ready to do anything that my boss orders me to, and remain grumbling behind their backs forever". We're probably the largest class of people in the world to be proud to trade our families for lucrative donkey jobs anywhere on the globe. We learn the global business language (English), foreign languages and most importantly unlearn our local language to not become literary experts or for the love of the language but just to earn money. If the 'brain-drainers' are so, the locals aren't amateurs either. Its just the economics of it, the locals do the same adjustments in their lives for up to 5 digit salaries while the NRIs do for a 7 digit onward perk.

Some of the qualities that almost made it



  1. There seems to be anger & frustration in this post. I agree with you and am conscious that with or without those traits I am an Indian.

  2. It's neither of those Clement (on this post especially), my reviews are mostly angered ones ;)

  3. Seems like a well-researched blogpost. My husband has a beard and he is neither religious nor has failed in love. He is quite proud of his beard which was recently completely mowed by the barber. I agree on most of the traits which you have described but would also like to think that I'm an Indian even without those traits!

    Joy always,

  4. Looks like I've found two exceptions already :D

  5. timelessness - did it have to do with our periods of time instead of specificity?? "ll get up in another 2 mins" types?
    Nice read... - Vid :)

  6. how do we change..?? wat shud be done...?? when one tries to change here..there are thousands to laugh at him..only a few overcome...!!

  7. Its all in one's own mind "Mind Voice"

  8. I think this author is judgmental :P ....!!

  9. Interesting. I am glad to have found this piece. I relate to some.


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