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.
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.
We need to get serious in an increasingly unpredictable world too. I mean look at these brothers currently in the US:
Rooftop Sikhs supporting Black Lives Matter while protecting their business
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.
The link between Sikhs and bhangra/giddah should be even less prominent than the link between english people and this poncey crap:
They don't exactly define themselves by their own barn dancing culture - some of our lot need to learn a lesson or two from this. Bwaaahhhh!!