“Are you from China?”
“Can you speak Hindi?”
“What does snake meat taste like?”
“You must be a Buddhist!”
“Is your dad in ULFA?”
“Are you a Chinki?”
“Oh! so you must eat momos for breakfast, lunch and dinner”
Most of us from the North East living in other parts of India are used to this line of questioning from well-meaning friends to curious colleagues and at times the nosy neighborhood Aunty.
I am a petite 5’2 with hooded eyes, blunt nose and reddish brown hair. I wear shorts and speak English with a slight American accent and I am an Indian from the North East.