You know it’s a brown event when…

11 Jan

Brown a.k.a. Desi a.k.a. Indian, Pakistani or other South Asians will all agree to one thing – brown events are hilarious. Apart from the delicious food, sparkling clothing, and foot-tapping music, the social etiquette at our events is quite different from anything you’d expect.  So here are my top 5 picks that are unique to our culture.

You know it’s a brown event when…

  • Someone gets offended.
  • Someone integral to the event refuses to attend at the last minute. (Courtesy of the fabulous Ms. @sa7arfarooq)
  • Cash is forcefully shoved into your pocket/purse.
  • Receiving used jewelery is a form of endearment, i.e. bracelets are removed from one wrist and put onto yours and quite literally, old is gold.
  • A gigantic golgappa is shoved down your throat, no matter what your dietary/allergy restrictions are.

Bonus: If you are a 20-something unmarried girl, at least one person will ask you “When are you getting married?”

Moral of the story: If you are brown, avoid these events as long as you can. If you are not brown, keep your eyes and pockets open next time you attend one.


Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Being Brown


3 responses to “You know it’s a brown event when…

  1. caly

    January 12, 2011 at 09:19

    ahahaha i love the (someone gets offended and someone decides to not attend at the last minute) that was all that seemed to happen with brown team

  2. Vibz

    January 12, 2011 at 10:13

    Tee hee Ditto Caly 😀 😀

  3. Milna

    January 12, 2011 at 11:35

    OMG! d’bonus point is the most annoying and demeaning one as onf NOW!!! (((SIGH))


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