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From code to movies to now even blogs (check out the blogroll), desis are great at copying. And like with all other things that desis are good at , they hate being able to copy so well.
Sadly though, a desi’s sincere quest for originality begins and ends with copying from works that are not known to other fellow desis or for that matter even himself. This way, if the work is not considered original then at least citing these exotic sources can be a claim to originality. Sometimes copying themselves over and over can also be a claim to originality.
Copying has deep life altering effects on the lives of desis. For instance, when faced with the question of choosing a profession desis just look at what the other desi did. And so we end up all these desi software engineers. For the record, its not that richer desis were smarter, they just happened to have doctor desis around them.
If confronted with a desi who blatantly copies, it is advisable to actually point it out to him. Chances are that he is blissfully unaware of the authenticity of his work. If you point this out, the desi will mostly probably thank you and resume his quest for originality. But if you point it out in the presence of other desis, he might start rattling off those exotic sources….