How do you feel when someone misinterprets your culture?

New Delhi, India
April 8, 2018 4:00am CST
Ha ha!!! I remember when I joined my college I was often questioned by my classmates about where I am from in terms of my culture and my response was Orissa. The moment I used to say this they'd be taken aback and would reveal that they had expected me to be a south indian or a Bengali. I was often dissapointed whenever I heard such opinions of theirs. Did anyone here go through such a moment ?
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@MALUSE (40043)
• Germany
8 Apr
I don't live in your country and can't understand why people should be surprised. India has so many different peoples and cultures that such situations must happen very often. What is there to be disappointed about? Did anyone discriminate against you?
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• New Delhi, India
8 Apr
Kind of yes. For some time. But then I was fine with those people as well.
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@MALUSE (40043)
• Germany
8 Apr
@Swayamsiddha Btw, I haven't got the foggiest idea where Orissa is. Why don't you mention this in your post? Not all members are from India.
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• New Delhi, India
8 Apr
@MALUSE I was born and raised in New Delhi, India. Culture wise I belong to Orissa, East India.
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@skysnap (17819)
8 Apr
Liberalism is all about manipulating each others cultures and make them follow singular liberal thoughts. Considering how liberalism is degrading cultures all over. I am not surprised how some other cultures are ready to take shots on each other.
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• New Delhi, India
8 Apr
Absolutely
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@deba12 (1368)
• India
8 Apr
I will ignore such people's comments but it will hurt me for sure.
• New Delhi, India
8 Apr
Obviously it will. By the way Debashree, are you a web content writer by profession who writes for many websites? Please do share your experience.
@hereandthere (30966)
• Philippines
8 Apr
why do they mistake you for being south indian or bengali, instead of from orissa?
• New Delhi, India
8 Apr
Cause my language and looks are similar to those who are either Bengalis or South Indian.
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@Jessabuma (27450)
• Baguio, Philippines
8 Apr
I never tried this before.. but if ever someone misinterprets my culture, then it's fine..