Okay, this might not be your only aim when you sit down for a chit-chat with your friends, but once in a while if you sit and observe – you might notice a thing or two about people around you. And believe me, it’s the easiest to spot a Bengali person if you observe the right things. It might be far more difficult to differentiate a Gujarati or Marathi or a Kashmiri from each other, but a Bengali will stand apart because of his various idiosyncrasies. They are mostly very funny, but will tell you at once that the person is a Bengali. Check out the points in this list to know what they are:
5. ‘Non-Bengali’ – A term used only by Bengalis
You call a Marathi a Marathi; you call an Assamese an Assamese; you also call a Gujarati a Gujarati. But a Bengali will always call any other person who is not a Bengali as a ‘Non-Bengali’. This is a term specific and special to Bengalis. You may even fall in trouble understanding where the person belongs from after hearing something like ‘non-Bengali’. Any socio-ethnic or religious group in India who are not Bengali are non-Bengali to the Bengalis. They try to use referential terms for most things and this is one of the best examples. So if a person suddenly blurts out this term you are sure to understand who he is. Also Read: 7 Things You Should Remember While Dating A Bengali Chick
4. After a Meal when it’s Dessert-time, a Bengali will rush to Rasgullas
This is something Bengali parents teach their children since the time they start eating – that Rasgullas after a meal is very good for health. At Bengali weddings you will always get a rasgulla at the end. However, the fact that they are too tasty is really a bother sometimes. A Bengali, no matter what will try his best to get hold of a soft rasgulla after he finishes his meal. And, once you notice someone literally rushing to the nearby sweet shop you know what you’ve understood. See, spotting a Bengali isn’t difficult.
3. No Matter What, He/She Will At Least Once Talk About Sourav Ganguly
2. An Average Bengali Man Will have a Pot Belly
Many men have their share of annoying pot-bellies, but a Bengali man is pretty famous on this account. Be it a young man, an adult or an old person – pot-bellies signify Bengali men. Middle-aged men are more than enough when you count on pot-bellies. Even among a group of young men who are quite weight-conscious, a person having a slight bulge in his stomach is surely a Bengali. But wait, he might be the person who had spoken to you about going to the gym and maintaining a good body. Too paradoxical to be true, but yes, it is.
1. It Might Be Genetic – Almost All of Them Wear A Pair Of Spectacles
It might be co-incidental, it might be in the genes or it might be due to some other reason but it is almost impossible to find a Bengali without a pair of Spectacles. Take a cue from Bollywood films – every Bengali character they portray is definitely wearing glasses. Not aviators or other stylish frames, but thick-rimmed or broad-rimmed glasses. Like in the films you know that he is a Bengali, real life too has examples of the same. Somehow, most are seen wearing spectacles, which almost reduces their chances of wearing sunglasses to a zero. Now you know how to be sure of the Bengali in the group.