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Posts posted by MisterrSingh

  1. 7 minutes ago, ChardikalaUK said:

    Indians don't understand subtlety. You have to understand that the vast majority of Indians are stupid. The average IQ is 82.

    Everything has to be spelled out to them in a movie.

    You certainly don't sugar-coat things. ūüėÜ

    In their defense, the younger generation in the large urban centres are a lot better in that regard. They actually seem to be developing a self-deprecating sense of humour, which is interesting. Our Punjabis are still a little behind in that sense.

  2. 53 minutes ago, puzzled said:

    Indians can never appreciate good movies, its one of the reasons why a bollywood movie has never won an Oscar or anything like that despite being over a 100 years old. Most bollywood movies are cheesy comedies.

    Punjabis really are not different to other Indians when it comes to taste! 

    I don't know what it is about melodrama that pushes Indian buttons. 

  3. 7 minutes ago, chatanga1 said:

    Have you heard the audio recording of makhu and neki about Sri Dasme Patshahs Granth Sahib?


    Because they are part of the Sikh Missionary College, which is where the term comes from. Like how people how studied in taksals are called taksalis.

    Okay, I get it. I thought the term had been borrowed from Christian missionaries, which didn't seem suitable in our case. It's an obvious subversive organisation sponsored by GOI, one of many.

  4. Flip me. That's grim.

    My mum told me that, when she was very young, someone in Punjab fed her family's dog something which had needles and glass in it. My grandfather brought the puppy over from what eventually became Pakistan after partition. It was very old in dog-years at the time of death but it died unnecessarily. 

  5. Just now, Ranjeet01 said:

    Punjabi culture is a multi-faceted. We are multi-dimensional people not a one-dimensional people. 

    Bhangra is far too emphasised, it makes me cringe if I am watching the BBC and there something remotely  Asian on and then there is some bhangra track on in the background. 

    It makes us look one-dimensional. 

    However the reality is we have percussion instruments in our culture and we have rythm and footwork. 

    Dance and music is a form of human expression. It is something in our DNA. 

    But there is far more to us. One part of the culture is over-promoted. 

    There is poetry, there is art, there is other literature. There are other forms of music. We like other instruments other than dhol and tabla,we have stringed instrument, horned instruments, keyboard instruments. 

    Spot-on. The problem is these cultural aspects of a people need an organised and underlying civilisational structure, state, nation, etc., for them to be acknowledged as something worthy of respect or value. If not, it just come across as quaintly provincial traits of an unsophisticated tribe. 

  6. 33 minutes ago, GurjantGnostic said:

    The public humiliation visited on slaves when they were forced to have sex with their own family members in front of the slave master and entire plantation as a form of punishment. Gave birth to the word mother <banned word filter activated>. 

    Oh yes, I remember. There's nothing really to be disputed about that, not that I'd want to. 

    I'm just concerned about the precedences being set at the moment. Some things can't be rolled back when they've been exposed to air. The mistakes of a few shouldn't be meted out on the blameless majority.

  7. 9 hours ago, puzzled said:

    I find it hard to believe that hes a bramchari! come on!  he must of done it a couple of times here and there!  im not buying that! 

    he doesn't give player vibes  but he dnt give brahmchari vibes either 

    I wouldn't be so eager to dismiss it. You'd be surprised at the experiences of some people of all races and backgrounds who undergo transformative events that lead them to seek a calling in life. Not everyone is ruled by their desires. For some, duty to a cause is the only thing that matters in life. 

  8. 3 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

    Yeah, some of our indigenous culture has turned into some unrecognisable, out of control, embarrassing beast in the diaspora. The ostentation our lot frequently display is cringeworthy.......garish, superfluous - the very opposite of restrained. 

    I use to think the obnoxious materialism was perhaps an exclusively Punjabi trait, but having dug a little deeper in recent months, I've realised it's very much an Indian trait regardless of regional geography. It just manifests in different forms according to the common cultural traits of the group in question. Unfortunately for us, it's all-too in your face, and difficult to avoid.

  9. 1 minute ago, dallysingh101 said:

    It's really not that complicated. Pendus had made that balle balle culture so synonymous with Sikhs in the past, that even eastern europeans and other whites corelated the two (barn dance culture and Sikhs). Now that culture might be your culture (?) but it isn't the culture of a lot of Sikhs, and even with this, many Sikhs from this background don't really identify with all that colourful prancing about anyway. Remember this recently?


    True say. I also can't stand the excessive clowning around. I have come to value the sombre, authentic village depictions of it, which are comparatively tolerable to, say, the obnoxious diaspora interpretations of it all.

  10. 6 hours ago, GurjantGnostic said:

    You know what that's in reference to?

    You're really determined to justify everything they're doing with historical precedent?

    It's certainly something to remember when you're lecturing Sikhs on this forum about how we should view and treat the Mohammadens considering their treatment of us not-so long ago during the reign of their bloodthirsty empire. 

    Good to know.

  11. 1 hour ago, GurjantGnostic said:

    I agree, and these protests have mainly targeted government buildings. There are a multitude of factions involved, not all black by any means, and the human rights movement doesn't lose my support over a starbucks, which is a multinational corp not a cha wala, getting trashed or some multi generational plantation money owned store that's insured getting trashed, especially by a mixed segment of the entire population plus provacateurs. 


    Yup, those darn Iraqi profiteers and generational-wealth-inheritors who emigrated to the States from 2005 onwards. How dare they defend their livelihoods.


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