Tuesday, 31 March 2009

The Desi Me ..

I was tagged by Vasanthan of Singaporean Indian to take up this tag .

I was supposed to mark the ones that suited me the best to calculate how Indian I am :)

[x] you were born in India
[x] both your parents are Indian
[ ] your parents expect your spouse to be Indian
[ ] your career choices are narrowed down to doctor, lawyer and/or architect
[ ] you have one sibling
[ ] your aunt, uncle, parents and several relatives you have never met in your life have befriended you on Facebook.

X's so far: 2

[x] You have dhaal at least once a day( : O )
[x] Your mother at this very moment is under the unfortunate impression that you are doing homework
[x] You have black hair
[x] You are a veggie
[ ] Zee TV is (at least one of) your favorite channel(s)
[ ] you have recently listened to 96.8FM
[ ] you and your best friend both have watched and discussed the latest Shahrukh Khan movie

X's so far: 6

[x] you have a circle of Indian friends, separate from your normal ones
[x] you speak in violent Tamilish with the above
[ ] you have a tendency to resent Britain's existence
[ ] more than half your wardrobe is salwars, churidars, patiallas/kurtas,sherwanis.
[x] a cricket ball has the power to obtain and control your full undivided attention
[ ] you are aware of and have visited BharatMatrimonials.com
[x] your surname is your father's first name.

X's so far: 10

[ ] you are a proud member of Sports-India.com
[ ] you have bookmarked Cricinfo.com on your computer.
[x] Neither of your parents could care less about phys ed, as long as your academic grades are intact
[ ] if you are Hindu, you go to the temple at least once a week
[ ] if you are Muslim you perform namaaz five times a day
[x] you have no issues with either of the above
[x] you do, however, have issues with the bombings of the Indian Embassy in Kabul and the 26/11 Taj and Oberoi hotel bombings in Mumbai.
[ ] you own a Nokia phone
[x] this phone at least once has displayed something Desi as its wallpaper
[x] you are familiar with the term 'Desi'

X's so far: 15

[x] your iPod is teeming with Bollywood & Kollywood
[x] you could bite into a red chili and honestly enjoy it
[x] you are a fan of and are infuriated at the fact that Thumbs Up is not sold beyond Indian borders.
[ ] you use the word 'arre' or 'accha' at least twice a day
[ ] your non-Indian friends have picked up on hindi words like 'yaar' or 'blah blah blah, NA?'
[ ] you have Bollywood posters in your room
[x] you have never called an elder by only their first name, you instead add or use alone 'auntie' or 'uncle'
[ ] you have read A Suitable Boy (Is it a book? I don’t do books)
[x] you play an instrument
[x] you are able to play a Bollywood song on the above instrument -

X's so far: 21

[x] your fridge has at least one Haldiram's box in it
[ ] your mother claims you were born as fair as the moon, but you have lately begun to doubt it
[ ] you own a Bose sound system
[x] you use fans whenever possible as opposed to aircon
[x] regardless of whether you are Buddhist or not you have a Buddha statue in your living room.

[x] you know what pani puri is ( I love Paani Puris)

[X] you are unable to handle chopsticks. (been wanting to learn to use them)

[ ] Your TV remote is covered in plastic (I don’t want to explain it.)
[x] You are genuinely afraid of the Indian Gossip Circuit

X's in total: 27

Multiply by 2 to get your Indian-y percentage: 54 %

Lol.. This thing was fun to do . I would like to tag all my Indian blog friends reading this post to take up this tag :)

How Indian are you ?

9 comments:

Arv said...

OMG... I just managed a 28%

LOL...

Vasanthan said...

That was interesting.
when u come to Singapore, i'll teach you how to use the chopstick.So well that u can even catch houseflies with those chopsticks, like in the karate kid movie!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Arv

Lol.. this tag jus' made me realise how certain aspects are so Indianish .. :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Vasanthan

Sure, that would be fun! :)

Shrav said...

Awww, Indians are super cool!! :)

your desiness is quite amazing!

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Shrav

Thanks dude!

KG said...

ooooops...just got 10ish.
toooo bad, yaar.

KG said...

in order to improve the score, immediately, i'll cover my "remote" with plastic:)

Sriram JP said...

hmmm i mite get less than 20% !!!
maybe i m not fit to be Indian after all :(