The flip side of cultural competency


It is hilarious. It is embarrassing and on the whole, it was a bad moment.

I recently met a fellow Indian who accidentally stumbled in my office while waiting for my American colleague. We started a conversation and my colleague came in and this is how he began his introduction: “We are fellow browns and I know him.” For a moment, I was shellshocked for here is a guy older and wiser than me, a doctor and engineer combined and a professor too!

Sometimes the most educated behave in the most illiterate manner. And, this was one of those classic moments when you feel like you got to run away…somewhere.



Categories: Education, India, Uncategorized

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