pages 16-21 from Tina’s Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap
As for me, I don’t talk too much. But…
I’m a pretty good student. A decent violin player. And a bit of an intellectual.
However, the question I get asked the most is:
What are you, REALLY?
I’m an Alien
(But my parents are Indian.)
Now I know this is a generalization, but there are usually two responses:
WHAT’S A GOOD INDIAN RESTAURANT?
India Palace on S. Figueroa.
WOW! Amazing! I’ll try it.
WHAT DOES THE DOT MEAN?
These days it’s mostly decorative.
But really now….
….What’s UP with the BLUE GOD? Why is the COW sacred? Do you MEDITATE? Can you LEVITATE? Do you have a GURU? Tell me about NIRVANA. Why do BOLLYWOOD movies have so much singing and dancing? Are you