To begin with ‘stereotypes’ are not my thing and yet you have to admit that they make for great comedy! Just watch any stand up comedian’s act (Russell Peters for example!!) and chances are you split your sides over comments that would definitely come under the ‘racist’ tag. The point is to loosen up and learn to laugh at your own ’streotypical-traits’! So here’s an ingenious analysis by some comic-genius on how to identify an Indian city from the scenario unfolding before you.
Scene 1 : Two guys are fighting, a third comes along, sees them and walks on to catch his bus…yes you are in Mumbai.
Scene 2 : Two guys are fighting, a third comes along and tries to intervene; the first two get together and beat him up. That’s Delhi for you.
Scene 3 : Two guys are fighting, a third comes along and designs a software for them to stop…that’s Bengaluru.
Scene 4 : Two guys are fighting, a third comes along shows them a placard and all three march away waving the placard that says “Hartal”…you are in Kolkatta.
Scene 4 : Two guys are fighting but there’s only a lot of shouting and threatening gestures. A third comes along and whispers something that sound suspiciously like ‘amma’ and they respectfully bow and go their ways. That’s Chennai.
Scene 5 : Two guys are fighting, a third comes near them and says “don’t fight in front of my place, go somewhere else!”…you’re in Pune.
Scene 6 : Two guys are fighting. A crowd gathers to watch. One guy comes and quietly opens a tea stall there. That’s Ahmedabad.
Scene 7 : Two guys are fighting. They take a short break and make a few calls. Soon there are nearly fifty guys fighting…you are in a city in Punjab.
Scene 8 : Two guys are fighting, a third comes along on a mo-bike and shoots both of them. That’s a city in Bihar (or maybe Uttar Pradesh??!!)
Last Scene : Two guys are fighting. A third comes along with a carton of beer. Another brings a guitar. They all sit together, drink beer and party into the night…ah yes you are definitely on a beach in Goa!!