Saturday, July 7, 2007

This is how wikipidea describes an Iyer:are a section of Tamil Brahmins (a priestly Hindu class / caste from India) who mostly profess the advaita philosophy propounded by Sri Shankaracharya.



Iyerness....now thts a phenomenon thts quite old....u musta heard it ppl :D....



Typical "good Iyerness" characteristics :



For Gals: hmmm lesse now ...yeah long plaited well oiled hair is good, as is studying like hell,heaven and earth put together, and going to the temple *slam ,dunk score one brownie point* ;)......

For Boys: getting in2 IIT and IIMs and going to "Americaaaa" to study *damn ur sooo the golden boy at home, epitome for ur cousins blah blah.....* , again big geeky glasses and well oiled hair is a plus point innit :P

Ookie now tht u've finished giggling on the above words ^^^^, or smiling silently to urself (all this is applicable if ur an Iyer i.e the smiling to urself and stuff :)) )...see this is how we've been stereotyped since time imemorial :D (ermmm since quite long anyways :D)...and I sooooo wanna disagree with it ookie....So clarifying some points for u northies et all. out there (and no ppl "madrasi" is soooo not a language :P...and tamil is not the only langauge tht ppl in the south speak....on second thought, I'm tryin to explain this to some ppl who thnk madrasi is a language in the first place, so..welll..ermmm :P.....tht seems like a lost cause there :D)

Myth no.1 : Iyer girls oil their hair and wair it tightly plated....Wrong Dude....
U'd nvr catch a modern Iyer chick caught dead in tht :))...got it....we hv an innate sense of fashion...nvr loud or garish us ppl...and we usually hv real nice features to carry it off as well...sooo.... :))

Myth no.2: Iyer chicks know only how to study....ermm...BEEP.... wrong again Dudes and dudettes....we do study like mad...but we are also damn creative and intelligent...and can converse on any topic from Quantum physics to Queen (na bhai ...Victoria nathi che...they are a band....try listenin to them,instead of reshamiya for a change huh :P)

Myth no.3:Iyer boys==IIT/IIM admits, MS in the US...well oiled hair and disastrous dressing sense...
Ur sure ur not in a time wrap....Iyer guys...yes very intelligent...and do get above admits...or usually in2 good engineering colleges ;) ....they are usually metal heads,who are damn cool...and hv a lotta respect for the ladies....but if not in engineering...they are there in other fields too.....

hope tht clears a coupla myths :))

Dedicated to all the Iyer dudes and dudettes , who have been stereotyped in the past...and all south indians...who have been called 'madrasi', 'idlii dosa' et all in the past.

Cheers :)

5 comments:

vaidya said...
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vaidya said...

Tirade...tirade...tirade...
but gotta agree with you :)

chocoliciousgal said...

ermmm not really a tirade if u ask me...more of clearing up of some misconeptions :P

nandini said...

hey ,i m proud 2 be an iyer nd ma best friend is also one!
cheers 2 de iyer gang,they r ultrakool.....

vaidya said...

no more posts??