This hilarious parody will make you love your desi roots even more

first_imgFor centuries the inhabitants of the Indian subcontinent have been assumed to be a bunch of samosa-eating-yoga-loving-henna-sporting individuals.While there is no denying the fact that these stereotypes exist for a reason, and are even true to some extent (samosas are fantastic and yoga is downright wonderful) but to limit our existence to just these stereotypes is plain unfair. But that’s not what we’re here to talk about.We’re, in fact, talking about two LA-based YouTubers, Krishna Kumar and Kausar Mohammad, whose latest video has them embracing their ‘desi-ness’ like it’s nobody’s business!Titled Namaste, the video has them crooning to Beyonce’s recent and extremely badass track, Formation. From arranged marriages and threaded eyebrows to the Kamasutra and Priyanka Chopra, Krishna and Kausar’s track makes it a point to mention all the stereotypes the residents of the Indian subcontinent are associated with.Also Read: Meet the daddy of all 50 Shades of Grey parodies And what happens when you throw in some Beyonce-inspired steps in a video about being desi? Sheer brilliance, of course. With lyrics like, “I’m so reckless when I rock my handmade sari dress/Parents so possessive trying to arrange marriages” and “I got hot samosas in my bag, swag” the track is packed with witty and hilarious one-liners.But to just think of this video as a hilarious parody would be trivialising its existence because in actuality, it’s so much more than that.Also Read: We left swipe the new Tinder ad, and here’s why you probably will too advertisementOnly recently the internet went berserk when rapper Azealia Banks accused Zayn Malik of copying one of her music videos and hurling homophobic and racist abuses at him.Malik, who has Pakistani roots, was addressed by Banks as a “curry scented b***h” and was ‘threatened’ with sentences such as: “Imma start calling you punjab you dirty b**ch” over a rather hostile Twitter exchange.The incident sent the social media world into a frenzy and led to people from across India and Pakistan uploading their pictures using the hashtag #curryscentedbi*ch–which now seems like a mere trailer for Krishna and Kausar’s Namaste.Watch the video here.last_img

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