May 2, 2009

Say Hi, but how?

My Doctor in Chennai used to say, that we (Indians) had one of the healthiest cultural practices but it was ruined by the Britishers under the name of modernization. "For example", he says, "we used to greet people by saying Namaste (or Vanakkam) with our hands, people cannot enter the house without washing their feet etc., to name a few. But what did the Britishers (Vellai Kaarans) teach us? Handshakes, paper towels, Toilet seats etc. The worst cases of direct and indirect physical contacts that spread unwanted germs."

2 comments:

Filarial May 4, 2009 at 3:37:00 PM EDT  

A collegue of mine was shocked he would have to use his hands and water to wash the remains of a S###.. if he were in India.. :D and was making gross faces.. I didnt know how to respond when another collegue of mine ( an amru too) said .. well dude if you had mexican for lunch you know u take a shower cause its gonna go loose.. :D :D

Sriram R July 11, 2009 at 8:32:00 PM EDT  

offer arghyam, paadhyam and aachamaneeyam to aditis ;-)

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