Oh well, hearing out the word kanjoos and stingy has left Marwaris in a soft and tight spot. Ever since the time I have grown up, Marwari friend I have market themselves as stingy money spenders and even get to hear such stuff often. However, with time, the realization that dawned was that they found it a joke that they laughed on and with. So Marwaris are not kanjoos for the heck of it, in any way. Visit one of them at a wedding or at a home party, and you will know.
Lavish Factor 1_ The food is one of the biggie heroes in Marwari life. Veggies though they are, yet they never compromise on eating and treating big. In fact, most of the times we fail to miss the non veggie items when their daal churma and khichda is served on the table.
Lavish Factor 2_ A Marwari wedding is not lesser than a regal affair. A huge investment that also double as beautiful tastes, Marwari weddings are the place to flaunt and click. No matter, how small-scale a wedding is, there will be sangeets and functions that make you forget Karan Johar movies!
Lavish Factor 3_ Another reason why Marwaris are far more definitive than being branded kanjoos, is their penchant for the bestest of clothes and jewels. Have you ever seen the way they dress?? The aunties and the young ladies all seem to be synchronized with fashion yet in a way that does not eat up into the tradition.
CA and CS galore– Wow, scanning through the list of CAs and CSs over the years, we get to see so many Agarwals and Maheshwaris that we almost confuse the professions to be a monopoly market. Jokes apart, Marwari guys and gals have the bend of the mind to crack these professions very easily. Whatever be their formula, we can only say kudos.
The big Indian joint family-Barely in any other community do we see the joint family set up preserved so seamlessly! The large families with the extra loaded fun are very unique to Marwaris in the age of the nuclear family.
Before wrapping up and deleting the kanjoos tag, let us remind you of the way Marwaris do business. With their rapid growth and their awesome talent with money and the market, they are true blue entrepreneurs!