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7 Awkward Moments Every Assamese Left-Hander Can Relate To


Ankita Kakaty
Intern, Bordoisila

10th April, 2016


“Oh! So you are a left hander” is the most common phrase we lefties get to hear each time someone discovers that we are left handed. Since we constitute roughly just 10 percent of the world’s population; time and again we all have struggled in keeping pace with our fellow righties. And trust me guys, life isn’t easy for us, for ever since childhood, from tying shoe laces to using scissors, we have to confront so many challenges. 

Well, coming back to our motherland “Assam”, being a left hander is a great sort of fascination for many. So here’s a collection of 7 amusing downsides of being an Assamese Left Hander.

1.The moment an elderly relative of yours finds out that you are a lefty

“Ha ha ha… toi leberi niki, moi jonai nasilu”

(Our reaction – What’s so funny?)


2.Everyone is just curious to know

“Bau hatherei khua ne???”

(Our reaction - Yeah and we don’t clean our asses with it)


3.When we extend our left hand to take prasad, a stern voice immediately stops by saying

“Huhatere lua, ulta hatere Prasad lobo napai”

(Our reaction – Did God send his messengers to convey that?)


4.Whenever we make an effort to write with our right hand, our friends are like

“Tai/Hi hu hathere likhiboe nuware sua….”

(Our reaction – But I can certainly slap hard!)


5.All of us encounter at least one such person who asks

“Tumi jonmogoto bauhatiya ne”

(Our reaction – Apuni jonmogoto mokkel ne?)


6.When someone catches you writing speedily, you will hear this for sure

“Baah! Tumi eman fast likha je, puzzle nalage ni”

(Our reaction- Go on. Your dumbness isn’t puzzling to me though.)


7.When we play with our right hand, all curious faces I tell you

“Tai/ Hi keneke janu hu hathere khele”

(Our reaction – Hey! That’s called superpowers.)

Amidst all these petty daily troubles, we minorities never stop pushing ourselves to excel in life. India already has produced many famous lefties like Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bacchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Ratan Tata, Karan Johar, Kapil Sharma and so on who have made lasting impressions in their respective domains. So, my dear leberis and leberias out there, we are not odd; we are visionaries, we are creative and are born leaders. So feel blessed to be a leftie.

So are you a left hander? How do you deal with your daily woes? Do comment!!!



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