So i don’t wear a bindi,
My mother doesn’t wear a Sari,
I have almond eyes,
How did that give you a right to treat me such? How did that make you think – you have a right to overpower me?
And how does this make me a lesser citizen?
Ah, i forget, i don’t speak Hindi,
And you think i should
you who stand in attention to the national anthem in movie halls,
“because” you say ” i’m patriotic”
you think the North East and Kashmir
Cannot but be part of India,
yet you, you would not hire a Kashmiri in your office,
You call a North East girl a chinky
and thinks all she does is sell herself away,
you applaud all the army does…
choosing to ignore their crimes.
Perhaps its time you made a Kashmiri friend,
Perhaps its time you see that facial features
don’t express a readiness to sleep with everyone
and speaking Hindi or wearing a Sari,
does not make you Indian.