Friday, April 24, 2009

Get A Life!

I might be prosecuted for this post by some people who read this post ;-) BUT I’m invoking my Freedom of Speech here, people!

I think Bengalis (of Calcutta) are one of the most self-obsessed people I’ve met. When I say self-obsessed, I mean obsessed with what they call “Bengaliyana”, i.e., Bengali culture, traditions, music, language etc. At times I feel they really need a broader world view but more importantly, they need a better sense of humor & and they need to learn to take themselves less seriously.

The best example of this is the Calcutta media which is O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D with Calcutta. They will subject every known or unknown person who visits Calcutta – be it an Indian or a foreigner – to questions on their Calcutta connect, things they love about Calcutta, what memories of the city they will take with them etc. etc. I’m sure if they ever spot a Martian roaming around in Calcutta accidentally, they will ask it for it’s Calcutta connection!! That is how ethnocentric the Calcutta media is.


The knife said...

I think the questions on Cal are because there is a constant need for reassurance...bit of an insecurity complex with cities like Mumbai and delhi being way ahead

Scarlett said...

You're right. It's the constant need for reassurance that drives Kolkatans to extol themselves.

Invictus said...

LO, but it is quite true what you wrote. they are one of the most narcissistic people i have ever met. Its all about their language, puja, rather pujo, and calcutta for them.