Taking Pride in Cultural Heritage



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Shabana Mukhtar here, ready to chat about today’s daily prompt: What aspects of your cultural heritage are you most proud of or interested in?

Being indian, I guess it’s our heritage to be nosy, to not mind our own freakin’ business, and to give our two cents when certainly not asked for.

Where are my manners? That’s no way to respond to a daily prompt. We want more drama, don’t we?

Let’s start over.

Ahoy, the joys of cultural heritage! As an Indian, I can’t help but revel in the unique aspects that make us who we are. So, let’s dive into the quirks and idiosyncrasies that define our heritage, shall we?

Oh, the cultural heritage of being Indian! It’s a tapestry woven with intricate threads of colorful festivals, mouthwatering cuisine, and, of course, the art of not minding our own business. Yes, you read that right. If there’s one thing we excel at, it’s the fine art of being nosy and offering our unsolicited opinions.

The Nosy Neighbor Chronicles

Picture this: You’re peacefully sipping your chai on your balcony, enjoying a quiet moment of solitude. Suddenly, your neighbor from two doors down appears, bearing the latest neighborhood gossip like a sacred offering. They know who’s getting married, who’s having a baby, and what the neighbor’s cousin’s friend’s aunt had for breakfast. It’s like living in a 24/7 reality show, and the nosy neighbor is the star.

The Unsolicited Advice Extravaganza

And let’s not forget the unsolicited advice. It’s as abundant as the spices in our curries. Whether it’s about your career, your love life, or your choice of clothing, there’s always an expert in the family or community ready to bestow their wisdom upon you. Because, clearly, they know better, right?

The ‘Two Cents’ Culture

In Indian culture, giving your “two cents” is practically a national sport. You could be discussing the weather, and someone will chime in with a dissertation on climate patterns. Talking about your favorite Bollywood star’s latest film? Well, be prepared for a debate on their entire filmography. It’s all in a day’s conversation.

Our Proud Heritage

So, when it comes to aspects of our cultural heritage that we’re most proud of, let’s not forget our uncanny ability to turn every interaction into a social event. We thrive on connections, and yes, that sometimes means being a tad nosy. But hey, it’s all in the spirit of camaraderie, right?

In conclusion, being Indian means embracing the delightful chaos of our cultural heritage, including our penchant for gossip and our eagerness to offer advice at the drop of a hat. It’s what makes our interactions lively, our family gatherings entertaining, and our lives a bit more colorful.

So, here’s to the nosy neighbors, the advice-givers, and the “two cents” contributors—may we continue to cherish these quirks that make our Indian heritage truly one of a kind. And who knows, maybe one day we’ll even offer our opinions on the weather on a global scale. 😉🌶️🗣️


Assalam Alaikum and Allah Hafiz!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank goodness someone agrees. I always thought I’m the only one who thinks this way 😛

  2. rakeshkdahiya40 says:

    So true, our nosiness. Loved the post.

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