Forget Sardar jokes! Indian stereotypes are making jokes on themselves #LolOnUs - Hindustan Times
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Forget Sardar jokes! Indian stereotypes are making jokes on themselves #LolOnUs

Hindustan Times | ByAnanya Ghosh and Samreen Tungekar
Mar 19, 2017 06:22 PM IST

Meet the men and women who have created caricatures of their own and become media sensations. we’ve laughed at their jokes... now, let’s feel pride at how their own communities are laughing the hardest!

Social media is a great place to explore contradictions. For instance, on the one hand, you’ll find Sardarjis fuming about Santa-Banta jokes and petitioning the Supreme Court to have them banned. On the other hand, you’ll find Sardarjis sharing Santa-Banta jokes and petitioning the Supreme Court to concentrate on serious cases. Both sides have a point, but if you ask us, we’re all for sharing Santa-Banta jokes. And Sindhi jokes. And Bong jokes. And Mallu jokes. And Tam jokes. Because if there’s one thing that unites most Indians, it’s the ability to spot the funny in the real. Never mind political correctness. Taking that thought forward, we’ve found three cultural clichés who are great at showing us who we are.

If there’s one thing that unites most Indians, it’s the ability to spot the funny in the real(Shivangi Kulkarni,)
If there’s one thing that unites most Indians, it’s the ability to spot the funny in the real(Shivangi Kulkarni,)
Sawan Dutta’s vlog, The Metronome, celebrates the quirks of a typical Bengali (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Sawan Dutta’s vlog, The Metronome, celebrates the quirks of a typical Bengali (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Anuradha Menon’s alter ego Lola Kutty was one of the first to celebrate the culture cliches (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Anuradha Menon’s alter ego Lola Kutty was one of the first to celebrate the culture cliches (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Ssumier Pasricha’s Pammi Aunty is the typical Delhi aunty, talking about everything from koftas to the Kailash Colony market (Shivangi Kulkarni)
Ssumier Pasricha’s Pammi Aunty is the typical Delhi aunty, talking about everything from koftas to the Kailash Colony market (Shivangi Kulkarni)
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