Monday, March 30, 2009

#12:15 PM: Taking Lunch

People around the world make lunch; they take lunch breaks and they have lunch together. Only Indians, however, find the in-between gray area of "taking" lunch with friends and family.

Go to an Indian relative's house in India and they'll ask you, "Have you taken lunch?" Tell your parents you can only meet them for twenty minutes, and they'll suggest, "Okay, we'll take lunch together."

Of what, you ask? The frozen parathas, biryani rice, lamb curry and vindaloo they stacked into a cardboard box with seven rolls of packing tape and checked into baggage on AirTran flight 770 to LaGuardia, of course.

Yes, Indians take lunch together but they also physically take their lunch across the country and to wherever they may go, toting tiffins to work, tupperware on trains and, on planes, beat-up cardboard boxes (recycled from the previous journey) scrawled with magic marker, "FOOD," so that the TSA and Dept. of Homeland security understand that the foul-smelling, viscous liquid they come across during a random baggage check isn't explosive in itself, but may, if ingested, cause explosive diarrhea.

The Number 2 you take in the bathroom (or a little in your pants) after a healthy round of aloo ghobi is par for the course when you get brown and dirty with Indian food, the ceremonial 5th course to cap a meal of tandoori chicken, naan and roti. It's a natural, and unfortunately inevitable, prologue to a lunch taken with Indians: Take lunch; take dump; take nap and repeat. Bon appetite.

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Anonymous said...

One thing I love about being Indian is the food, that's why I wouldn't change being Indian for the world.I can't live without spicy food so I wouldn't survive a day being white.

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Never Mind said...

Yep, 'have you taken (breakfast/lunch/dinner)?' is a commonly heard question around the place I work. So much so that I have forgotten what would be its grammatically correct form.

Say, have you written about the usage of the word 'smart' to denote a 'good looking male' among Indians? For e.g. 'Hey Raju see Salman looks sooooo smart in that Jeans and sleeveless"

Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Okay... I see your views. They are nice and its good that you are talking about our culture. But, you must know when you are crossing the line and being offensive. Food is good. Its not foul smelling, it smells so good that all the non-desi people on my floor want to have the food I cook. It is called flavour and spices. It does not give diarrhea. I am sorry that you have problem with Indian food. Are you by any chance born and raised abroad? But, nevertheless, your blogs are funny. Just be a little considerate about the feelings of your brown friends.

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