Sunday, November 18, 2007


This morning as I was chatting with a real close friend of mine, I was asked a question! What happened to your blogs? It was then that I wondered that, it really has been a while since I last posted on my blog. And I accidentally stumbled upon one of the shows of KOFFEE WITH KARAN, where in the host was interviewing Madhuri Dixit. It has been a long time since I last saw her on screen or any kind of media, so I decided to watch the entire episode. Her first answer really caught me by surprise. Not because of the content, but the accent. May be the time in U.S.A has really changes the accent and people start speaking English with a distinct AMAIRICAAAAAAAAAAN AAAAAAACCCENNNNNTTTTTTTTT. Now why is this weird? The problem is when we Indians speak our English in U.S.A, especially in the malls or a restaurant, most of the times the people do not understand what we speak. Blame it or praise it on our accent! I have seen people with really good English finding it tough to get their thoughts conveyed during those tough first few days. So some of us, as a solution to it even try to mimic the American accent and start speaking with what can definitely be deemed as a fake accent. How do we justify this? Is it just a question of using that fake accent to communicate properly or a kinda fashion sense that if an individual stays in U.S.A for sometime his accent needs to change? Now to the next question! Why do we have to speak in that fake accent even when we return back to India? J That seems to be weirder! I do agree with the fact that we may have to speak in a fake, false accent when we are in U.S of A, but when we do return to our homeland, there does not seem to be a valid reason for the same! I seriously detest the later!