Inspired by the "stereotype" and "Facts about indians" threads.
This is just an observation of mine.
Whats your take?
Let's assume you are born in one country (India) and lived there for a 2 years, then moved to another country (England) and lived there for the rest of your life.
Then you move to Dubai and you encounter 2 types of people who ask you where you are from:
What do you tell them?
The one asking you is NOT from India:
You introduce yourself and say you are from England. They say you don't look like someone from there, then you explain its because you werent born there, but raised there. But you come off like you are trying to hide the fact that you are from India and are embarassed of it.
You introduce yourself as an Indian, and often get "stereotyped" right after that (see facts about indians thread).
The one asking you is from India
Introduce yourself as someone from England. They roll their eyes because you apparently are trying to be "better" than them or coming off as being "fake".
You tell them you are Indian, and then they suddenly get a chip on their shoulder and think you are "white-washed".
I'm basing these observations solely on the Dubai mentality. I've noticed it is FAR more prominent here than anywhere else I've been. And I've travelled a fair bit.
Discuss? Let's try and keep it clean with no personal attacks (even toward PP).