Let’s have a look 10 things you will only understand if you have a Baniya friend.
1. They are well connected
I have noted that Baniya in general are better connected, especially with people of influence and politicians. That allows them a lot of room to exploit the system than the generally self-isolative and conservative southerners.
2. Well, Baniya JIs advice is more important
Every word your Baniya friend says, it’s ineffaceable. Your parents will always prefer your friend`s advice over yours. So, it’s better to tell him/her beforehand what you want.
3. They care for money much than any other community
The Baniya are traders of grain, groceries and spices and also work as shopkeepers, grocers and money lenders. They have a reputation of being shrewd and mercenary. Money is loaned at very high interest rates with secured collateral, usually against land or gold.
4. Drunk Drum, but No to the Non-Veg
Your Baniya friend might be a drum of alcohol, which doesn’t drink alcohol, but inhales it. Even Baniya might be a chain smoker, but when it comes to the non-veg, Baniyaa suddenly becomes religious.
5. One thing you must know
If you express the idea of doing business to a Baniya, they will never share their viewpoints and techniques as they will see you as a potential competition.
6. Jains called Baniya
Many people have had a misconception that Jain is a caste, subsect or an offshoot of Hinduism which is far from reality.
And since they found many Jains engaged in business, they started calling them Baniya and over time, even many ignorant Jains started considering themselves the same.
7. Baniya community gives lot of donations.
They are active in politics at local, regional and national levels and have a powerful presence. So they are rich. Baniya community gives lot of donations. At the same time mostly money related fraudulent activity are also done by them.
8. Every Gupta is compared to another Gupta
If you and your friend, both are Baniya, well then there are high chances that you both will be compared to each other by your parents.
9. Not every Gupta friend is intelligent
Let’s get past to the myth that every Baniya guy/girl is intelligent, some turns out to be exactly like us. Still, Baniya friend will be a better person than you (for the parents of course).
10. The Baniya’s weddings
The Baniyan weddings are in fact held on a huge scale and are extremely lavish. It is true that Baniyas can’t limit themselves in a low budget wedding because that’s just not the way it goes with them. Even if you don’t want, their relatives won’t spare us. And for a week’s program, the wedding preparation starts few months back itself.