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( Boss! What happened to your GC?)
B: Arre yaar, quota is over, priority date abhi mera aya nahi.
( dude, the annual quota is complete, and my priority date has not yet been reached)
The 70s in India were a time of expansion of government power, oftentime in controversial ways: Indira Gandhi's Emergency, for one, alongside the cementing of the so-called License Raj. It was the beginning of the Brain Drain, which continues today: many of the best and the brightest take up in foreign shores, typically in North America. Supplement this with other pieces of legislation that came in about a decade later: the Mandal Commission findings, which became implemented in law as reservations by V.P. Singh in 1989 (allocating slots for Backward Castes in colleges and government jobs), and in Tamil Nadu, the DMK's anti-Brahmin legislation, which also gave berths in colleges to scheduled castes, and you have many of the ingredients that distill the Republican Uncle's political thought.
You see, in his heart, which is grand where his family is concerned, but perhaps less grand where the social contract is concerned, the Republican Uncle simply does not believe in gorement. He cites the frustrating inadequacy of Nehru's Fabian socialism as proof that government simply cannot cure societal ills like poverty; he cites the laziness of those on welfare, claiming them coddled by the State; he cites the horrific injustices of India's experiment in righting the historical injustices of the caste system (the Mandal Commission or the DMK) as why affirmative action can never fly. Is he racist? Yes, sadly he may bring with him the petty biases of the Old Country. Is he unkind? Well, that depends. Are you a doctor, lawyer, engineer, banker, or otherwise, wealthy, well-educated, and well-raised? If so, you will benefit from his smiles and bonhomie. Are you struggling? If so, it must certainly be your fault.
The Republican Uncle is wealthy, and idolizes Ronald Reagan. The true American cowboy, Ronald Reagan epitomized a great wave of prosperity and American might. Gorbachev tore down the wall under Reagan, didn't he? Why, Ronald Reagan even kidded around with Rajiv Gandhi, allowing that youngster to address both houses of Congress! And then there's taxes. The Republican Uncle may be in an elevated tax bracket. To use the rhetoric of the times, Republican Uncle may have made it into the vaunted one percent. Tax him? But for what? The Old Country's taxes were too severe, and government too stymied by the morass of its own size. Why, then, should that be the case with the New Country? Republican Uncle has become a true blue, with white peers who regard him as one of them (except for his accent, which to this day fuels impersonation by his cheeky nephew). He believes that voluntary charitable giving is a better option than mandatory taxes under the aegis of the social contract. And don't get him started on health care, particularly if he himself happens to be a doctor.
Republican Uncle has an analogue in Pakistani communities, Bangaladeshi communities, and many other new immigrant communities in the United States. But let us not judge him harshly. He is an immigrant hero, hardworking, believing he earned every cent, and the right to keep as many of those cents as possible. He is a bold investor, a glass ceiling breaker, a disciplinarian, a golfer, a teller of galling PJs. There he stands, dismayed that his daughter would phone bank for Obama, dismayed that Romney's speech about freeloaders is causing such a furor, optimistic, a believer in the promise of an America where Family Values and Hard Work are the watchwords of the day.
Give him a glass of Black Label, and grin and bear his rambling and ranting. He may have a cute daughter.
AJ: It was cool, but... her dad... man.
Jay: Whattup? Oh, is he a Republican Uncle?
AJ: JEEZ! It's unbearable. Went on and on about why Obamacare wouldn't work and why Paul Ryan's the best part about the ticket. Best part is I think Shalini's bro's gay.
Jay: Whoa, is he cute?
AJ: Yeah. I'd introduce you guys, but he isn't a nice desi boy to settle down with.
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It is unfortunate that we don't find substantial South Asian sources of useful info on the net even though that region produces the most number of IT professionals in the world.
It might be a very familiar experience to most South Asian net-users desperate to find some important info about our own lands, culture and languages, to either hit dead ends or go round and round in circles without finding what we want.
While foraging for some linguistic info on the net, I came across this nice resource and it was useful to me and I liked it. Maybe it could be useful to you too.
DSAL's main page has links to a store house of online material- images, books, maps, audio, statistics, bibliographical info etc.
The link for South Asian dictionaries: http://dsal.uchicago.edu/dictionaries/
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Everyone of Indian descent in the United States knows there are Indian-Americans and then there are Indian-Americans from New Jersey. So pervasive, permeated and powerful are they that one of the five languages in which you can vote in New Jersey is...Gujarati (none of Hindi, Tamil, Arabic, French, or German make the list, by the way).
ABCDEFGHIJs are well known for having parents who, along with their entire extended family and friends, left the same village in Gujarat and, through various ports of call, made their way to New Jersey in the 1970s and 1980s. Where they have done their best to replicate village life albeit with modern amenities such as SUVs and wide-screen TVs. But whose channels are tuned to Indian channels - soap operas by day, the stock market and cricket by night.
Anand: Yep, classic ABCDEFGHIJ. And what's the bet she can't swing or salsa but finished her arangetram when she was, like, 12?
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