Chhatth Puja and the Gulshan Kumarisation of India

People

Chhatth Puja and the Gulshan Kumarisation of India

Illustration: Akshita Monga/Arré

M

y Bihari cousin is getting married to a lovely Tamilian girl.

I am sure the dainty Miss Sridhar must be doing her homework already to know more about what she is getting into. We may not have life-sized cut outs of Ms Cloaked Rotundity and Mr Goggled Baldness, but we have enough fodder loud enough to make her feel at home. What we lack in flashy flamboyance, we make up with our brassy brashness. We are a raucous country, yes ma’am. When the alphabets were getting distributed, the Biharis decided to take everything with all the hard consonants. Marathis come a close second. Pethe, Kekade, and Madke would agree.

READ MORE

Comments