India is a diverse country comprised of people belonging to various cultures and ethnic groups. And for a long time, those very aspects have been used to identify where a person is from or even judge their characteristics. However, due to inter-faith and interstate marriages, nobody looks or acts the same. But try convincing our pyaare desh vassiyos about that.
A few months ago, Indians shared their experience of answering people who asked them where do they live in India. While that was an exercise to show it’s easier to succumb to stereotypes to avoid a conversation, this meme is the exact opposite.
Here are the most sarcastic reactions to “You don’t look like..”:
1. Or protesting against ‘Padmaavat’.
You don't look like a Rajasthani
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A plate of dal baati churmaa doing the ghumar at its 5 month old daughter's wedding?? https://t.co/ZbPZRJ1u2K
— Cathartic Screams (@Just_Screams) July 9, 2018
2. That sounds tasty though.
"you don't look Catholic"
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A fucking plate of kadak pav and pork vindaloo with a glass of whiskey? https://t.co/X67QEoRV7T
— Shweta (@ChinooSam) July 9, 2018
“you don’t look like a Muslim”
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A fucking plate of chicken biryaani with a bowl of sheerkurma? https://t.co/rLux5ev5FX
— Saher Naqvi (@NaqviSaher) July 9, 2018
4. Don’t leave out fafda!
"you don't look Gujurati"
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A fucking plate of dhokla and ghatiya with a cup of Masala chai? https://t.co/B8SKSyXEbr
— JogiaDesign ⚡ (@Himanshu_1709) July 5, 2018
5. That would be a sweet combo.
"you don't look like a maharashtrian"
Ok what am I supposed to look like? Vada paav and misal paav ? https://t.co/xr5kjXRVbI
— Aditii🎀 (@Sassy_Soul_) July 10, 2018
6. No love for idli?
"you don't look like a south indian"
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A plate of masala dosa served with chutney and sambar? https://t.co/G5ZXI0Hf9a
— Nivedita (@Nivivacious) July 9, 2018
7. And wearing a ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ t-shirt.
You don't look like a Bihari
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A plate of Litti Chokha saying kaisan baa, thik baa ?? https://t.co/qKjeDWBEJq
— Megha😎 (@roars_loudly) July 11, 2018
8. That’s so cliched.
You don't look like a tamilian..
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A plate of idli and sambhar standing in queue outside Tasmac? https://t.co/sMn9gNiocs
— Jew Brahmin Athreyaa (@athreyaa) July 11, 2018
9. An AAP cap is a must as well.
You don't look like a girl from delhi
What the fuck she supposed to look like? A smoker who uses mc bc in every sentence and wearing makeup even while going to sleep at night?
— Drona Sharma (@DronaTheCharya) July 10, 2018
10. Plot twist!
“You don't look like a Punjabi Guy.”
Ok what am I supposed to look like?
Big tummy & dipping my butter chicken pieces in Whiskey, while catching the Turban’s reflection in the pub mirror?
Oh well, that’s exactly me.
— That wicked thing you do.. (@ZeHarpreet) July 11, 2018
11. K.C. Das’ sweets are the best!
You don't look like a Bengali
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A fish sitting on a plate of rice smoking a cigarette fighting over who invented rosogolla? https://t.co/pJs1KmAi8a
— Pratik (@fake_engineer7) July 11, 2018
12. Careful now.
You don’t look like a Jain
Ok who am I supposed to look like? Fucking Amit Shah killing judges, encountering people, extortions? https://t.co/Mu08arPbII
— TheAgeOfBananas (@iScrew) July 11, 2018
13. Whoever thinks that should be dipped in Jasmine oil.
You don't look like a South Indian Lady
Ok what am I supposed to look like? Wearing Mysore silk with Jasmine flowers in my hair everyday and walking around with a plate of idli sambhar? https://t.co/3bTXcsKPF6
— Not So Angry Bird (@VVAngryBird) July 11, 2018
14. Organised. I like that.
You don't look like an Tamilian
— Prabha Raj (@deepsealioness) July 10, 2018
15. So, you can talk to fish?
“You don’t look like a Malayali.”
I undo two buttons of my shirt. There is a sound of ripping Velcro as cassava roots thrust themselves from between coconut fronds. The aroma of sizzling beef fry with curry leaf fills the air. A pomfret screams.
They slowly back off. https://t.co/8ScWBDtOed
— Mujib (@mujib) July 9, 2018
16. That’s oddly specific!
You don’t look like a Mallu Christian !
WTF am I supposed to look like, glass of brandy & a plate of kappa & Beef Fry ? https://t.co/ET0JK5RmMZ
— കൊച്ചു തോമാ (@tom_thumb7) July 10, 2018
17. That’s the sound to which I wake up everyday.
You don’t look like a Keralite
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A plate of beef fry n holding a communist flag with Lal Salaam echoing in the background? https://t.co/YmPzLIaQDN
— FYI (@_NairFYI) July 10, 2018
18. Supaarwoman has had enough of your BS.
You don't look like a Kumaoni
Ok what am I supposed to look like? A kadhai of chudkani singing bedu pako on the mountains? https://t.co/nnbeQjzyW5
— Supriya (@supaarwoman) July 10, 2018
19. Also a supporter of either Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Brazil or Argentina.
You don't look like a Bengali..
Ok what am I supposed to look like?
Wearing a Hilsa fish printed saree holding a bowl of mishti doi and speaking in Bongali Hindi: Hom Modiji ka bohishkaar korte hai.. https://t.co/cDEh65GcIC
— United_we_stand (@saikata4u) July 11, 2018
20. Along with my lota.
"you Don't Look like an Indian"
Sorry I forgot my Toilet at home..
— Fsociety (@Hassan_xDD) July 9, 2018
India is a little slow regarding breaking down stereotypes and the only way left to do so is with these savage comebacks. So, which of these replies did you have to use? And if you haven’t faced such a situation yet, now you know which retort to wield.