Saturday, 6 May 2017

India is a Small Country

According to “Worldometers” the population of India was 1,339,981,520 on Friday, May 5, 2017. Further, according to the latest United Nations estimates, India’s population is equivalent to 17.86% of the total world population.

Vir Das is of Indian decent and performs as a comedian. I came across an extract of one of his performances via a Facebook Friend sharing a link.

The performance extract in the video goes for about 5 minutes and is very amusing indeed. He even explains Donald Trump’s rise to the Presidency and has a unique take on Corn Flakes.

He has an easy presentation and in a mildly self-deprecating way, mixes Indian and Western cultures.

His turn of phrase is delightful and his body language supporting his words is both appropriate and seemingly natural.

Take a look

I thought the piece was amusing. I also thought that some of what he had to say, his speech patterns, accent and mannerisms were not dis-similar to a friend of Indian origins living in Brisbane.

I messaged the link to him and I will quote his reply.

“He's my classmate from school...we've known each other since we were 11 years old.
In fact, we used to be represent our House in most drama and debate competitions ...great guy”

I ask this.

What are the chances that an Indian native who comes across your horizon via a Facebook ‘share’ to a performance he gave on an American TV show in April, actually knows a friend of Indian origins living in Brisbane, let alone went to school with him in India?


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