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“Toxic Patterns”: Indian Students Are Requested To Steer Clear Of Universities With High Indian Presence Encourages Discussion

A social media user started a new online controversy when she said that Indian students have to anticipate attending institutions with lower proportions of Indian pupils.

“Any Indian student considering moving overseas for graduate school ought to find out how many other Indian students attend that particular university.” Pattar said on her X account, “The higher the proportion of Indian students, the lower that university should be on your list of places to join.”

The Indian community, according to writer and creator Shreya Pattar, has “toxic Indian patterns” and displays characteristics like “too much drama, lack of professionalism, no good role models, no leadership or responsibility towards juniors, self-centered behavior, “groupism,”  backbiting, and no seriousness towards the future.” Pattar also founded Shreya Pattar Ventures.

“Be careful to avoid that style of thinking, that kind of person, and that mentality if you want to leave the nation. Such folks shouldn’t be necessary for you to “feel at home.” She went on, “And if you do, you might as well just stay put instead of moving overseas.”

After being posted on social media, the post has received a variety of reactions. It has had over eight lakh views, and while some people seemed to agree with her viewpoint, others did not.

“I’ve been in the USA for eight years, and I have eight Indian friends here. two are in the same city as mine. The others are found elsewhere. Additionally, Jena, a traveler, said, “Indian Americans who were born and raised here are also equally toxic.”

“Very accurate. During my high school and bachelor’s degrees, I had the opportunity to study abroad in some really unusual locations. There weren’t many Indians, so it was challenging initially but well worth it in the end. X user A said, “It makes the biggest difference in learning.”

There is one underlying factor in this. Before, the majority of Indian students who studied overseas were scholarship recipients or other deserving individuals. Nowadays, the vast majority of Indian students studying overseas are of a different demographic: children of recently wealthy parents or children who were turned down for admission to prestigious Indian colleges. I’ll let you infer what kind of social atmosphere this student body might foster! While many of them are beneficial, the pond may be poisoned with a small amount of harmful materials. Do we? Mohammed Zawid Naseem, a schoolteacher, said.

Some people, on the other hand, disagreed and questioned the author’s true motivation for the message.

“With all due respect, I disagree. Particularly when relocating abroad, having a network of Indian students may provide a feeling of comfort and support. Finding the ideal mix between familiarity and exposure to other viewpoints is crucial, according to a chartered accountant who goes by the moniker I Know Nothing.

After calling the Patter a “self-hating” Indian, a different user requested that she alter her first name.

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