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15 times The Bong Sense’s post got it bang on what it means to be a Bengali

From Boroline to Durga pujo, the Facebook page that goes by the name of ‘The Bong Sense’ has captured things personal to the community.

People from West Bengal, fondly called Bongs, are often stereotyped for their habits and practices. Common stereotypes obviously include how creative, talented, well-read and loud they are. Knowledge or no knowledge but a bong will sure love an adda with you on any topic.

Trying to capture every essence of a being a Bengali, a NRI has been using his creative skills and passion to create the most apt doodles which portray what exactly it means to be one. From quintessential illustration of everyday life in a Bengali’s life like the importance of a Kol balish in their life; to the things they are proud of, like singing Rabindra Sangeet. From Boroline to Durga pujo, the Facebook page that goes by the name of ‘The Bong Sense’ has captured things very personal to the community.

From words which are exclusive to Bongs like Kyabla, Nakamo that have bizarre connotations to the reoccurrence of ‘O’ in every word, different pronunciation of common English words like biscuit and varanda the artist has touched everything. The page which is not even a year old has gained popularity ever since it first posted. Well, you need not be a Bengali to connect to these posts. If you have known a Bong in your life, you will be able to relate to all of them. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Yes, Bengalees vouch for Boroline, it is the one and only solution to everything. Cuts, burns, infections and anything you can think of, every household has boroline. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Yes, to Bengalees the sweet curd is essential but everyone fights for the top layer, it's supreme, ask any Bong and will tell you. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

The items that can't go miss in every household. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Ouch! Very stern and strict. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

What exactly is the fascination and madness regarding pujo, is hard to explain. Ask a Bong they would get so emotional but will not be able to give you a explanation.(Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

The entire community is divided into two segments of Ghoti (originally from West Bengal) and Bangal (originally from present Bangladesh. The two group fight it loud in football matches of East Bengal and Mohan Bagan and for their cuisine. A Bati is a person who have ancestors from both sides and gets to enjoy best food from both cuisine. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

The perfect meal on a rainy day for all Bengalees. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Bongs just love Chinese food, and why not India's only China Town is located in Kolkata. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

A bengali is not a good student, they are great in extra curricular activities. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

A sleep is incomplete with a kol balish. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

You have to be a Bong to feel it, English explanation is not enough. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Well, thats a word for which there is not translation. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Good books and holidays. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)

Food and Foods that's what keepa a bong happy. (Source: The Bong Sense/ Facebook)