Monday, June 04, 2007

woes of a strange minority

Around the world minoritites suffer from troubles of various kinds-they maybe dying of starvation, their houses may have been bombed, lost loved ones............ the list is endless. But since i live a protected life, to me my suffering is great. I suffer from a bad dose of curly hair. Since the day i was born i have had curly hair. Now this wouldnt have been a problem was i living in the west, but in india, i belong to a minority- people with naturally curly hair. Due to the fact that i belong to this minority, i have had to face a lot of prejudice. I have never been given a part in any of the school plays because of my hair.....afterall which mythological character has curly hair. So i suffered.I was also called names like maggi (as in the two minute noodles) all my life. It was not just the prejudice that i had to deal with but awful questions too. let me give you the top 5:
1.Which beautyparlour do you perm your hair?2. Is your hair real?3. can i touch your hair?4. why do all malayalee people have curly hair?(i am the only one in my huge malayalee joint family who has curly hair)5.why do have to be so snobbish and perm your hair ? cant you be natural?
But it isnt only the questions. When i accompanied a friend to a beauty parlour, the beautician very pointedly told me that I had a very bad perm done because it looked so artificial. Ah!! the miseries i had to suffer.But having curly hair isnt that bad either. There are lots of benefits too. It proves to be a very important tool to understand Watson & Cricks model of the DNA. Also being a minority makes me stand out in a crowd. It is also a nice prop to entertain little children. And most of all it is my crowning glory. It is a part of my identity and no matter how much i crib about it, i love my hair. Now all i need is a handsome curly haired hunk for myself so that this minority doesnt end with me. Anyone?


Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog!!!! Totally understand your "Minority Report!!!!"

incognito said...

well never realised, people with curly hair considered themselves a minority!

was that an eye opener? :)