Call it an example of our cosmopolitan, secular approach towards life; or just life in India taking its normal course, cross-cultural relationships are becoming the norm of the day. With people from every part of the country travelling and interacting at various junctures of life, this was just bound to happen, yes?
It doesn’t come as much of a surprise then, that some of us have been lucky enough to have a little bit of that cross-cultural mix up at home. Here are a few things that only those lucky kids would experience:
1. You can speak more languages than most people around you.
2. Ghar ka khana is a lot more interesting, because it reflects the diverse cuisines.
3. Visiting your relatives is an enjoyable experience because of the diverse locales and food experiences that it comes with.
4. You probably have an interesting story about how your parents met.
5. People get confused when they realise you belong to another culture.
So you’re telling me you’re both a Bong and a Mallu? Whoa!
6. And you’ve had people try to figure out which side you look more like.
7. Being brought up in a mix-up of cultures has taught you how to adapt to new surroundings.
Hey, you’re already handling two cultures. You can handle a couple more.
8. You don’t understand people who categorise on the basis of culture/region/community/religion.
South v/s North, Hindu v/s Muslim, Bihari v/s Marathi…wut?