Aha Punjabi..!! Just as one listens to the word, the smell of butter chicken, the punch of liquor and the sound of dhol beats transport you to the rich lands of Punjab. If you are studying anywhere in the world and you have a Punjabi friend by your side, the time you’ll spend with him or her is going to be full of colours and joy. And if you ask WHY, here’s the answer to this question.
8. Never-Say-Die Attitude
Feeling low, feel like a loser; have lost a competition or a negative thought is pulling you back? All these tensions will fly away with just a call to your Punjabi friend. Your Punjabi friend will pump up your spirit, bring you back on track, offer you some rocking GYAAN and make you realise that life is not about being gloomy, it’s all about enjoying and living in the moment.
7. The King of Jugad
Punjabis are very natural at this, finding jugads for everything is their usual time pass. If something is not working, they have a jugad to fix it. If the director of your college is not signing your application, your Punjabi friend will be having a jugad for that too. There is a long queue and it’s the last day to pay your fees, there will be an easy back door jugad ready for you if you have a Punjabi friend.
6. Always There for You
Someone’s teasing you? You are being bullied? You got into a fight with someone? Go on and punch the one who’s bothering you because you always know that your Punjabi friend will make heroes entry “Oie teri taan main *** *****” and will accompany you till everyone is pleading for mercy.
5. Master of Liquor
Are you new to drinking? Don’t worry, your Punjabi friend knows all about liquor! He will help you choose the right first alcoholic drink, and will guide you from opening the bottle to making a drink and the finally tasting it. Gin, rum, whiskey, beer, vodka, desi daaru, wines etc, your Punjabi friend is an encyclopaedia.
4. Financer Ji
Empty pockets is the most common problem every college kid faces, especially when they are out to party or have dinner and the person who’ll be paying on your behalf will be your Punjabi mate. And the best part about this is that he won’t brag about it and won’t even ask for the money again. When you have it you return it, no compulsions. I wish banks worked that way.
3. Master Chef
Get together at your Punjabi friends place will be so much better than having food at your favourite restaurant. Butter chicken, karhai chicken, pranthe, paneer and so much more; Punjabi menu at its best. And if aunty ji is home, you won’t be going back without having Makki Di Roti te Saro Da Saag and LOADS of DESI GHEE along with the saag.
2. Dance Baby Dance
There’s always this moment when you are at a party or there’s some celebration and you are waiting for someone to start the dance. Your Punjabi friend will be the one pulling you by your arm to the dance floor and will start on with his signature bhangra steps no matter what song the DJ is playing.
1. Ladla Bachcha of Your Parents
As they say “First impression is the last impression”, your Punjabi friend is going to cast some kind of spell over your parents. They are going to believe that your Punju friend is the best kid on earth; he/she will love your parents as much as you do. And believe me, he’s not faking it.