Or rather the difference between Ramayana and Mahabharat.This happens to kids who dont have enough exposure to hindi and their religion.
Hindi these days is disappearing altogether and people who speak hindi are considered so LS or rather down market.You would agree with me that your counterparts at work , or colleagues or friends who cant speak english well are not considered as equals .Aint It??
And what to say about religion ..thanks to B.R .chopra and Ramanand sagar -for the Ramayana and Mahabharata atleast some of us know the difference .
Ramayana - narrated by a teenage dude...
A young second generation Indian in the US was asked by his mother to
explain the significance of 'Diwali' to his younger brother, this is how
he went about it....
' So, like this dude had, like, a big cool kingdom and people liked him.
But, like, his step-mom, or something, was kind of a bitch, and she forced
her husband to, like, send this cool-dude, he was Ram, to some national
forest or something... Since he was going, for like, something like more than 10 years or so.. he decided to get his wife and his bro along... you know...so that they could all chill out together.
But Dude, the forest was reeeeal scary shit... really man...they had
monkeys and devils and shit like that. But
this dude, Ram, kicked with darts and bows and arrows... so it was fine.
But then some bad gangsta boys, some jerk called Ravan, picks up his babe
(Sita) and lures her away to his hood. And boy, was our man, and also his
bro, Laxman, pissed...... all the gods were with him... So anyways, you
don't mess with gods. So, Ram, and his bro get an army of monkeys.. Dude,
don't ask me how they trained the damn monkeys... just go along with me, ok...
so, Ram, Lax and their monkeys whip this gangsta's ass in his own hood.
Anyways, by this time, their time's up in the forest..and anyways...it
gets kinda boring,you know... no TV or malls or shit like that. So,they
decided to hitch a ride back home... and when the people realize that
our dude, his bro and the wife are back home... they thought, well, you
know, at least they deserve something nice... and they didn't have any
bars or clubs in those days... so they couldn't take them out for a drink, so they, like, decided to smoke and shit...and since they also had some lamps, they lit the lamps also... so it was
you know with all those fireworks... Really, they even had some local band play along with the fireworks... and you know, what, dude, that was the very first, no kidding..., that was the very first music-synchronized fireworks... you know, like the 4th of July stuff, but just, more cooler
and stuff, you know. And, so dude, that was how, like, this festival started.'