I started this list recently, but I figured it would be better if everyone contributed instead of just me. Please share some of your own ideas and I’ll add them!
Dancing – I have yet to meet a young Indian man who is not both willing and able to break into smooth dance moves at any moment of the day.
Singing in Public – Similarly, it takes very little coaxing to get any Indian aunty or uncle to break out in a classic film song.
Giving an impromptu one hour speech – No preparation, no notes, no slides. Just talking. I can’t make it more than 5 minutes.
Making children laugh and feel comfortable – Every Indian feels it is his/her duty as a citizen of the country to make every child within a 1 kilometer radius have a smile on their face.
Hosting a meal for a large group – How many people are coming? 5? 50? No matter. They have it covered.
Making a guest feel welcome – One thing you will never hear: “Oh, actually now is not a good time for you to come in. Can you come back in later tonight?” You will only ever hear, “Come! Come!”
Sharing food with neighbors – Regularly someone will call up and say “I’m bringing dinner to your place tonight, don’t cook anything.”
Returning food containers with food in them – If you attempt to out-do an Indian by offering them food, you will never win. They will always return your dish with something else inside it.
Always having a gift on hand somewhere in the house – They always have small chocolate or candy around that makes the perfect gift for a child visiting.
Working to meet an impending deadline – If you only have a few hours or days to meet an impossible task, you had better hope your team is completely staffed with Indians. They will work late into the night to meet a target.
Having a wedding – You call 100 people in a small reception hall with some cake a wedding? These people know when it is time to celebrate.
Growing a moustache/facial hair – Seriously. How can anyone compete with this?
What else can you add?