Saturday, December 25, 2004

On Punjabiyat

What is it with the world, and what do they have against Punjabis? Karan's recent entry on how ungrateful we re has been the last straw. I am Punjabi, and while I'm not proud of the fact (Why shpould anyone be proud of something they haven't done anything for?), I'm bloody sick of the world bitching about us.

A look at the other communities first. Bengalis (with a VERY few exceptions), are useless, constitutionally incapable of any work, and the only thing they can do is say "Cholbe Na" and "hortal" and guzzle Roshogullas. I mean, they can distort Hindi all they want, and then they crib about the way Punjabis pronounce stuff. UPites are not particularly better, and as for South Indians, all I can say is Enna Pannari, what Rubbish.

Right. so. What the hell is your problem with Punjabis? That we are selfish? Hardly. We might not be ingratiating, but we're greateful enough. That we re mean? Look at the Sindhis, and the Taamils. That we're pretentious? Oh Bull, we're not pseudo-intellectuals who have no idea where our next meal is coming from. That we gflaunt money?
So fine, some of us do, and we don't give a shit about it. We don't atleast bother to show how intellectual we are. And as for all the shit thats said about the "Daaktar-Engineer" mentality, its ten times worst in the south. We can abuse much better than others.

Ooh, and anyone who shits about Punjabi music should get a kick up his a..e. I mean, what the hell do people who've heard Daler Mahendi know about Punjabi music. Listen to Heer, listen to the Original Mirza-Saheban and then talk. Just because the Punjabis don't stand up for themselves is no reason to shit about them! Atleast we don't find one other Punjabi in about a million square kilometres, and speak in non-stop Punjabi, the rest of the world be damned. We're tolerably large-hearted, and we don't bemoan our fate, we get up and do something about it.

Don't mess with Punjabis, Skaranses.

PPS- Khasmaanu Khao!


Blogger Karan said...

As painful as it is to use Blogger commenting, I should like to inform you that the last n paragraphs belong to the set of 'tosh of the highest imaginable order'. My entry is a lot more informative, guidance-imparting and truthful.

6:20 am  
Blogger Dhruv said...

Now I REFUSE to show you the poem I wrote for you (or rather on you) on your slam sheet....

7:10 am  
Blogger Gursartaj said...

first of all manav
u sure make me laugh.
right said abt the bongs
.. we punjabis have taught all others how to live.
plus the rotis you're eating have come from wheat from some farm of punjab
and the crime rate is max in UP not punjab
punjabi music is rocking the world right now
all i can say is

8:31 am  
Blogger Karan said...

Well Manav, since you got all upsetty about it, let me remind you that my comment was meant in good humour and I don't actually dislike Punjabis. And you have clearly pointed out that half of my friends are Punjus too.

7:07 pm  
Blogger Dhruv said...

Well said. Us Punjabis have to stand up for ourselves, we've taken enough of this crap.
Let Punjabiyat rule the world!

9:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dhruv make up your mind dude. Are you a sindhi or a punjabi.

I myself am a punjabi and all I have to say is :

oy chakkkkk de phate!!

5:52 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooops forgot to mention me name

Mein Name ist Arjun Mittal und Ich bin Punjabiyat.

5:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

und Manav steckt ihre Dache ins einer Hundin, aber Ich liebe ihn.

I hope I haven't forgotten my Deutsche.

5:55 am  
Blogger Dhruv said...

The problem is, there are two Dhruvs commenting on this entry. I'm a Punjabi, and I posted the second comment.

8:18 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:18 am  
Blogger Manav said...

Ah. C'est tres interresant.
The first of my entries to get a decent number of comments! Thank you, o most noble and exalted readers!
About Punjabiyat, yes Kumar, I agree with you. Khattar, all Sindhis are mean. Not only are they mean, they also say stuff like "Are Sai Baba Ni Asaanjo Sohno Mithdo Sindh tuheenjo des muheenjo des Sindhu Des Sindhu Des"
( Which translates as Oh Dear God Our beautiful sweet Sindh your country my country Sindh Sindh)Fine, so I am being an anus.
I am feeling slightly giddy, as is no doubt evident. And if you don't give me my sheet back, Khattar, I will publically embarass and humiliate you in school)

2:46 am  
Blogger Dhruv said...

ARJUN! Howdy there!
Studying lots?
This is Dhruv the 1st, aka, the one who posted first.... your friendly neighbour.... carpool for MUN.... sms pal... REMEMBER?

3:03 am  
Blogger Dhruv said...

"And if you don't give me my sheet back, Khattar, I will publically embarass and humiliate you in school"

EEKS! Okay Okay sorry!
You better not! My legs can't take anymore (running) ....

3:05 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Achcha bachchu Manu Beta. and you should shudder to think of what I will do if you don't get back my slam sheet which I wrote to Sophiya. Dumb ass moron Hundin khote de puttar. Get it on the first pre board or I will publicly lobotomize you. and Dhruv don't you dare give him back his slam sheet till he gives me back mine. and no need to write who you are "carpool sms buddy" in case you have forgotten I do know you pretty well and don't need reminding. and Manav gimme back Sophiya's slam sheet. khotiyaaan.

8:11 am  
Blogger Akhil said...

As Gudi Says,
Punjabiyan di shaan wakhari!!

PS: Many Punjus have commented here so it's strange that no one's pointed it out, but Isn't it "Khasmaanu Khano"??

10:48 pm  
Blogger Manav said...

Akhil, You read my blog!!!!!!!
It is actualy Khasam Noon Khao, or Khasmaan nu khao, but since Punjabis speak very fast, what old aunties end up saying is Khasmaan n'Khao, with the 'nu' more implied than said.

10:55 pm  
Blogger Dhruv said...

"Dumb ass moron Hundin khote de puttar"

Surely that isn't ARJUN MITTAL!!
Well, I'll be damned!

1:02 am  
Blogger Akhil said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

11:36 am  
Blogger Akhil said...

Do you know me?? Well yours, karan's, and the gr8 bloodfist klans blogs were the ones who inspired me to create my own!

1:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was reading ur blog for the first time n I was marvelling at it until I read 'On Punjabiyat'.I know that I'm commenting on a year-old post but I felt the need to present my reflections on it.U r urself a Punjabi n r proud of it.Fine.But do u actually believe that lashing out on other cultures is gonna prove that ur culture is better than the rest?It is pitiful esp. after reading ur views on Partition.I felt that the 2 posts were from 2 entirely different individuals-one a thinker n the other a bonehead.Coz on one hand u r talking about how people of distinct communities can coexist harmoniously,n on the other,u urself are buying 'WE'RE THE BEST' funda which was the root cause of fissures among people leading to Partition.And the same notion was responsible forImperialism.It made the colonizers think that they can exploit,manipulate the colonized juz bcoz they thought they were the best n can do as they want.Even in these post-colonial times we're witnessing Bush's dadagiri who doesn't give a damn to the Iraqis (for whose "cause" he destroyed Iraq) as long as he can drain out every drop of oil.It's only a medium to demonstrate that I-am-gr8er-than-u.
If u respect ur own culture then try n give respect to others cultures also coz it wasn't only Punjab or Bengal or Tamil Nadu or any other state of India which could have brought about Independence on its own.It's only when we got together that we were able to achieve it.
And as I'm a Bong,I'd like to let u know that Bengal isn't only about gorging Roshogollas n hortals as much as Punjab isn't only about squeezing people in all the wrong places to show affection n dreams of becoming a taxi-driver in London or NY.


1:31 pm  
Blogger Dhruv said...

i know this blog/post is long dead and all but I must clarify.
I, Dhruv (the first one) am in fact not sindhi but am punjabi.

Slight confusion there.

1:45 am  
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