Tuesday, December 20, 2011


So I went for a haircut today and the stylist asked me if I was from India.

So I said yes and was generally chatting. Then she said: Isn't India very poor and dirty? So I clarified the situation of how to imagine India when your world view is that of a typical closed-minded Dutch-e. She went on to ask me bordering-on-racism questions like whether I intend to live in the Netherlands blah blah.

What I would like to say to her:

Netherlands: For a population of 16 million
Gross external debt$373.3 billion (31 December 2009)

India: For a population of 1.2 billion
Gross external debt$238 billion (31 December 2010 est.)

PS: And the hair cut wasn't great either :)

1 comment:

Blasted Soul said...

You should have waited till the haircut was over..