Monday, October 15, 2012

O Brother, Where Art Thou From?

This post proves my blog is still alive. It is also a proof of my existential dilemma. When people ask me where I am from, I do not know what to answer. Am I an Arab, German or Iranian? I do not know and I have the hardest time to give a brief answer. One thing is clear: I once wrote "we Americans" and the general response was: "You are not American". The funny thing is, other people don't have such a hard time to classify what I am: Indian. German people think I am Indian, Iranian people think I am Indian and today one Indian guy in the grocery store thought I am Indian.
If I was an Indian my name would be for sure Suresh like Dr. Suresh from the TV show "Heroes". I will surrender to the majority verdict and give from now on the short answer: I am from India. All I need now is an Indian accent.

1 comment:

  1. I know the feeling. There is no short or easy answer for me either.