|Miss India Georgia Documentary|
Honestly, I thought it was an interesting movie because it captured the feelings of these young women as they were facing different challenges to fit into the pageant. There were instances when some of them felt if they weren’t Indian enough to win the pageant. This made me wonder what does being too Indian or not being Indian enough mean. After brainstorming with friends and family, I came to an understanding that there really isn’t anything such as being too Indian or not being Indian enough. There isn’t a checklist that you can check off in order to be Indian on various levels. In the movie, Misty feels that she isn’t Indian enough as she has friends from other races but Indian. But having friends that aren’t Indian doesn’t make you less Indian. In the same way, being surrounded by Indian friends, doesn’t make you very Indian. In my opinion, society can’t judge you if you follow a certain tradition or not. I think it is one’s personal choice to indulge in a particular tradition if they want. For example, I sometimes do not wear Indian outfits to Indian events. This does not mean I’m not Indian enough. It could just mean that I had a long day and didn’t have time to dress up in Indian clothes.