Snippets of Harris’ memories from India and her childhood while being raised by a Hindu mother are being published widely in Western media.
But #YoKamalaSoIndian is trending on Twitter as Indians wonder how Indian Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris really is.
A New York Times report, published on Sunday, said one of Harris' brightest childhood memory was walking down the beach in Besant Nagar in Chennai with her maternal grandfather P V Gopalan. In the same article she shared that during her election for California Attorney General, she asked her aunt to break coconuts for good luck at a Hindu temple.
While Harris has been known as a black politician who has lived an African American life, highlights from her “Indian life” have turned netizens creative. They are sharing hilarious memes on all the things that Harris must have done to call herself an Indian.
#YoKamalaSoIndian she celebrates Independence Day on 15th August.— Raj Narayan RoyChoudhury (রাজ নারায়ণ রায়চৌধুরী) (@thatsylhettiguy) August 18, 2020
(Note: American I-Day is 4th July)
#YoKamalaSoIndian Kamala uses Tamarind to wash copper & brass pooja items. But, nowadays she uses "Pitambari Shining Powder" instead of Tamarind.— K. Gopinath 🕉️🚩🇮🇳 (जय श्री राम) (@kgoopinath) August 18, 2020
#YoKamalaSoIndian that she cleans and reuses the single use cutlery.— Aditya Borikar (@AdityaBorikar) August 18, 2020
Harris is one of only three Asian Americans in the Senate and the first Indian-American to serve in the chamber. On Sunday, Harris roped in Indian-American Sabrina Singh as press secretary for her Democratic vice presidential campaign.
Meanwhile, co-chair for the Trump Victory Indian-American Finance Committee and Indian Voices for Trump, Al Mason, has asserted that the incumbent US president has struck the right chord with India by standing up to China and not interfering in the Kashmir conflict, while Harris criticized New Delhi.