What it feels like to be an Indian girl in NUS Business School

#relatable af

Semasa diajar sorakan (di program orientasi) yang mempunyai frasa Bahasa/dialek Cina, mereka akan mengajar kita dengan bersungguh-sungguh dan beriya-iya. Kita harus menyebut frasa tersebut dengan betul.

Namun, terdapat satu sorakan di mana frasa digunakan berbunyi seperti frasa Tamil. “Oh actually it means nothing you just have to make it sound like Indian!”

Disclaimer: This might be a controversial post. This is my first time writing about my racism experiences at university. I am not saying that all Indians in NUS Business School undergo the same experiences as me. It is not a unified experience but that doesn’t change the fact that I did experience these. All incidents described here are true incidents. I have only expressed my experiences so that people know that they exist. I do not intend to defame anyone or any organisation.

It’s one of those days. I can’t control my tears. Oh no, my eye liner’s getting smudged. God, this is so embarrassing. I hope no one sees me. I wish I was invisible. If someone does see me, I am going to say that it’s just watery eyes as a result of my sinus problem. Yes, that’s pretty believable.  Sigh. When I had conceived the idea of…

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