They say, “I lack Indian Values, have no Indian
Culture, Are you really an Indian?”
I wonder why they feel it’s ok to slash someone openly
on Social Media without even making an attempt to know them?
This couldn't be more far from the truth and from
my intentions and values. Yes I, come from India. But, does that
mean I can’t take up global roles or create social media content that is
universal? Just because I am an India, does it mean I always have to dress up
in ethnic attire?
I love Social Media; it’s my bread and butter. I
love being creative and experimenting with new content even if they are not
conventional. I used Social media at work and personally. Yes, my profiles are
public. I love this space, but today I want to address few things, that I think
is not OK. Few people sitting in a room, going all out abusing content creators
and when they them self have no point to prove apart from calling people racist, sexist, boosting their egos.
My FB, Blog, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter
accounts are all public. You know why, because I want to share my content,
stories and I tell them in unique ways. Yes, I am putting myself up there for
lot of criticisms, inviting hates comments. I am ok to show that I am
vulnerable. Any other way would be inauthentic. The truth is, I do dress up in
all the fashions, just because you thing my pics are revealing, does not give
any one the rights to judge me by saying I lack India culture.
I'm really proud of my ethnicity and skin colour.
I'm even more proud of my parents and the life they've created. I love dosa. I
love pani puri. I love speaking Hindi and (poorly) Kannada, Marathi. I also
love dressing up in clothes from the motherland. I love the family values I've
been raised with. I love Bhangra and Bollywood music. In other words, don't get
it twisted. I'm brown and I'm hella happy about it. And whatever colour your
skin is, you should love it too.
I am an Indian, but I would love to be called as
a Global Citizen.