Rajasthan the land of the Royals, certainly has a charm that attracts a lot of people around the world like a magnet to come to see its beauty.
The forts, world-famous fights, and the royal lifestyle is sure an eye catcher.
But because of few Rajasthan centric movies, people have made a very specific mindset about Rajasthan that it is covered in Sand and have a scarcity of water and many other things.
In this post, I will be walking you through the most common questions a Rajasthani has to face.
Most Weird Questions Every Rajasthani Confront Once In A Lifetime
1. Do you have a camel as a pet at your home?
Seriously, if this is what you have asked someone from Rajasthan?
He/she must have laughed their heart out.
For these days, it is very rare to spot a camel even for us (people living in Rajasthan).
And yes, we don’t travel on camels to go from one place to another.
We have motorbikes, cars and other forms of transport just like you.
2. Do you eat Dal baati daily?
Dal Baati is undoubtedly one of the most famous dishes of Rajasthan.
And Non-Rajsathani’s think that we have it on daily basis.
But it’s not true.
Dal Baati is more of an occasional dish, that we are proud of.
So if there is any function, Dal baati is our first choice.
And why not they are so delicious!! Every Rajasthani will agree with this
3. Do you live in the Desert?
Hey is your house surrounded by lots of sand? I mean do you live in the desert?
This is one of the questions that many people can relate to.
But the thing is even for many people living in Rajasthan, seeing desert is a once in a lifetime experience.
Some portion of Rajasthan lies in and around the Thar Desert other than that it is same as other states.
4. Is there enough water in Rajasthan?
A few people have a mindset about Rajasthan that there is a scarcity of water.
There is but it is not true for the whole Rajasthan.
In some cities, the conditions are worsening with time but a major portion of the Rajasthan doesn’t have any such problem.
But obviously lack of water is a worldwide problem. Don’t you think?
And yeah we have water supplies too. We don’t pull water out of the well. Seriously!!!
5. You are Marwari
Oh! So you are from Rajasthan.
You must be Marwari right?
No, it is not necessary that a person belonging from Rajasthan has to be Marwari.
Rajasthan is divided into 9 parts: few of them are Marwar, Mewar, Shekhawati, Hadoti etc…
So a person hailing from Marwar region is called Marwari.
Stop thinking that everyone from Rajasthan is Marwari.
6. Not everyone is Banna
Non-Rajasthani to Rajasthani – Banna, how are you?
Rajasthani – Why would you call me banna?
Non-Rajasthani – Because people call you guys Banna.
This is another misconception in people’s mind that every Rajasthani is called Banna.
But the real fact is that there is a specific caste in Rajasthan that is Rajput, and the males belonging to this caste are respectfully called Banna.
Not Everyone! Take a note of that.
7. Everyone is Vegetarian and doesn’t consume alcohol
Oh please! It is 21st century.
If you still think people in Rajasthan don’t consume alcohol and only eats veg.
Then, You are so very wrong.
There was a time when people were not so open about eating Non-Veg and all, but the time has changed.
8. Hill station in Rajasthan
Yes, there is a Hill Station in Rajasthan and the name is Mount Abu.
It must be very surprising for many people that the Land of Desert has a hill station.
They must be thinking. Isn’t Rajasthan meant to be all about Desert?
Well, certainly it is not.
So if you want to enjoy some cold time in Rajasthan. You can have it too.
And yeah one more thing, we have Udaipur too. That is popularly known as the “City of Lakes” and “Venice of the East” with lots of water bodies in and around it and breathtaking lush green mountain views.
Also Read: Places to visit in Udaipur
9. Not everyone wears dhoti and Turban
Dhotis and Turban are no more included in everyone’s lifestyle.
Only people living in the village area wear Dhoti and colorful turban these days.
So stop imagining your Rajasthani friend or colleague, coming to work wearing dhoti and turban.
Urbanization has hit us hard too.
10. Not everyone knows the Marwari or local language. Hindi is more common.
If you have read point no.5 so you must have known by now that not everyone is Marwari in Rajasthan.
And every different region has their different language.
Even apart from that, Hindi is more common these days.
So please stop asking your Rajasthani friend to sing Marwari song for you.
He/she might not know it.
The common word that most of the Rajasthani know is “Khamma Ghani”.
If you are from Rajasthan and have faced any such question or any other. Please share your experience with others.
And for Non-Rajasthani, this must be an eye-opener. If you wish to know more about Rajasthan and how beautiful it is.
Explore this website and you will get to know so many things about the Royal land that you may not be aware of.