In India, we have diverse people all around, belonging to various traditions and cultures. Making friendship with them comes almost naturally to us since every one of us is proud of our glorious diversity and varied cultures and lifestyles.
Nothing sounds better than having a Bengali buddy always standing by your side. From delicious dishes to glitzy Durga Pujo celebration, a Bengali friend will never fail to amaze you with his quintessential bong demeanor. Traditional “dhoti” and “pjama-punjabi” of a bengali man and conventional bengali-style saree of a bong woman will surely leave you stunned.
1) Intellectual Debates
From economics to politics, it’s good to have a long meaningful conversation or adda with your bengali friend.
2) Love for Sports
You certainly won’t mind having a Bengali buddy as your companion for a football match. Similarly, you will also enjoy watching Cricket with your bong friends. Sports are a religion for them and they observe everything related to it very seriously.
Bengali friend will take you to new places with no guilt. Bengalis love travelling the world around and see new places.
4) Love For Fish
You can’t separate fish from a Bengali’s diet. A Bengali buddy will help you know lots more about fish and their extremely delectable cuisines.
5) Sweets and Desserts
Be ready to enhance your calorie level when you are having a Bengali friend. Just indulge in mishit doi, langcha and rosogolla again and again.
Even if you don’t follow literature, your bengali friend will help you know lots about Indian literature and English classics as well.
7) The ‘O’ factor
Bengali names do have this ‘O’ factor which we usually know by ‘A’ or अ in usual cases. For example; you will soon realize that your friend’s name is “Omit” and not Amit !
8) Durga Pujo
The festival becomes even more special when you enjoy the accompaniment of your bengali buddy. The 10-day festival is celebrated with full fervor and dedication with frequent visit to pujo pandals along with indulging in delicious vegetarian dishes.
9) Being Creative
You will start writing poetry and lyrics with an encouragement from your Bengali buddy. The creativity factor relates to a Bengali well and you will enjoy being creative taking a break from your routine life. Rabindra Sangeet is something akin to Bengali culture. Your bengali buddy will surely make you fall in love with the soothing Rabindra Sangeet penned by the great Rabindra Nath Tagore.
You might not be interested in delicious foods and snacks, but your bengali dost will make you taste those awesome Pizza, jhaal muri snacks, egg role, singara or phochka. You will not only love these delicious stuff but also transform into a foodie.
Always remember that “Best friends are the people in your life, that make you laugh louder, smile brighter and live better” !