Shashi Tharoor, an indian politician and a former International diplomat, in his interview to Hasan Minaj for a Netflix show said," we have had a party in power for the last four and half years which in many ways, has represented a radical departure from some aspects of what India has always been seen as being about".
I can't understand why he used 'about' after 'being'.
And another question which is related to the 'being' topic is
I don't want being talked about.
I don't want being laughed at.
How can someone be talked or laughed these are intransitive verbs we can't use 'being+past participle' here as they can't be in passive.