In tonight’s post, I wish to list the 7 most irritating stereotypes.
Improvisations and additions are welcome from readers.
Stereotypes are common to almost every society. Often they are fun to have too. For you always know what to expect.
Here they are :
1. The Astronaut’s syndrome :
This was after Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-American astronaut rose to prominence via NASA space missions. For Indians, it was the moment that astronaut dream came true for them. Suddenly it was very easy to become Astronauts. Coupled with missile man Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s presidency stint, it made the astronaut dream so achievable, atleast in people’s fantasies. Horlick’s and other health drink ads exploited this. They featured children in astronaut suits whose ambition came true after drinking a certain health drink.
2. The Engineer-Doctor syndrome.
This is perhaps the most common and hated syndrome of all. Only God knows how many bright minds have been crushed by this stereotype. If it is a boy, he must be an Engineer; if girl, then Doctor. Coaching Institutes made good money, meanwhile.
3. The “I AM AN MBA” Syndrome :
In India an MBA institute can be found in every alley. Have an apartment with 5 rooms? Even you could have an MBA institute to your name. And suddenly everybody’s calling themselves an MBA nowadays.
4. The Rapstar syndrome :
This is the breed that’s the most laughable. A bunch of wanna be’s who develop an African American accent overnight. They can be seen “hangin’ in da hood wid da homies” and rapping. Tell me if you find them.
5. The ‘POT’ people :
These are tattooed phonies that wear tees with Bob Marley images. They smoke pot. It develops their creative skills, apparently. Ask them what Marley stood for, and you’d be lucky if you have an answer.
6. The biker dudes :
These are guys who own bikes. And try stunts. Innumerable youtube videos of them could be found. You know what I’m talking about.
7. The model ‘shodels’ :
This is a North Indian phenomenon. Typically. Well built guys and girls. They hit the gym regularly. Take short cut acting classes. Also have fake accents. They try their luck in reality tv and even soaps. Some even make it. No wonder Indian Tv sucks!