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Aunty won't stop staring at desis she's never seen before

No one in family knows if Auntie-ji is related to them or not

KOLKATA, INDIA – The Amritraj family reports that no one knows if Auntie-ji is related to them or not. She has been at all family gatherings for the last 43 years and is considered a part of the family. It is unclear which side of the family she is from or if she is an actual relative or not. “The whole family has come together for my cousin-brother’s wedding,” said Akaash Amritraj, 43, who flew in with his family from Detroit. “And my eldest asked who Auntie-ji was. I’d never thought about it before – Auntie-ji has always been here. She comes … Continue reading

Gora still can’t pronounce Indian neighbor’s name right after 11 years

Gora still can’t pronounce Indian neighbor’s name right after 11 years

DETROIT, MA – A Caucasian man, next-door neighbors with an Indian family for 11 years, still cannot pronounce his neighbor’s name right. Rocco Sullivan, 45, first met Abhishek Bhattacharjee and his family when they moved in next door. Mr. Bhattacharjee’s first name is pronounced ‘Ub-he-shek’; Mr. Sullivan has always pronounced it ‘Ab-uh-shake’. Said Mr. Bhattacharjee, “Rocco kindly introduced himself while we were moving in. I introduced myself, lingering over each syllable to make it easy for him. I even pronounced it slowly and phonetically a second time. But when he asked me how I spelled my name, I knew it … Continue reading

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