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5 reasons why the Bengali has left his monkey cap behind

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Monkey cap: Well, there might be some dissent here.

It’s eerie how we love to stereotype. But, just like not every ‘Madrasi’ takes a bath in a bowl of hot sambar, and not every Bihari wakes up only to eat litti-chokha, believe it or not, not every Bengali wears a monkey cap.

We may embrace any typecast thrown at us. But not this one anymore!

Though my gender saved me from this stereotype, as a monkey cap is not essentially what a Bengali woman would like to wear, still in my early years in Delhi, I used to be asked whether my naphthalene-smelling monkey cap is out of the trunk or not.

Well, I never had one. And many people didn’t have one either. But if I got a dollar for every time someone uttered ‘monkey cap’ in front of me, I would have enough money to book a ticket........

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