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24 Things Indians Love : No 20. – Moustaches

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Hair India Cover 2 Though the amount of facial hair on Indian males is on a decline in bigger Metropolitans, you can still find the majority of guys flashing moustaches in most of the Indian cities and villages. In India, if you move about in a market for a while, 70% of the guys you come across will have some or the other kind of facial hair. Let alone men, even the women sometimes consider it too much of a botheration to get their face waxed! So, why do men sport a bush above their upper lips? Do Indian ladies fancy men with moustaches? Is it the ultimate symbol of masculinity? Does it require too much of an effort to shave daily? I leave the answer to this questions to the readers…

The list of “24 things Indians love” continues –

No. 24 – Eating with hands

No. 23 – Mahatma Gandhi

No. 22 – Bargaining

No. 21 – Queues

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October 25, 2008 at 1:08 pm

24 Things Indians Love : No. 21 – Queues

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QueueNow, in India, nobody can miss a queue. Each & every Indian, in his life, has atleast once been a part of the queue. Indians just love it. And if you want to see the real Indian UNITY IN DIVERSITY, just see a queue of people. You will see every ‘kind’ of Indian. Each and every person will tell you about his ideas of why the queues are bad, how to break a queue and take a quicker route, and stuffs. Wherever you go, whatever you do in India, there will always be a queue, to be a part of.

Now, this queuing up is not a patent of the poor. If you have to get some work done, which is concerned with government, then god help you. Even government wants you to be a part of a queue. There are queues of pending cases in courts, there are queues of people in shops, there are queues of people in banks, there are queues of people to worship in temples and mosques and even queues of people for using public toilets!!

We can very proudly say that if China has The Great Wall of China, then we have The Great Queues of India

The list of “24 things Indians love” continues –

No. 24 – Eating with hands

No. 23 – Mahatma Gandhi

No. 22 – Bargaining

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October 14, 2008 at 7:58 pm

24 Things Indians Love : No. 22 – Bargaining

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Now this is a definite fact that if you don’t haggle or bargain in India, it is highly likely that you will end paying more than the stuff is worth. This is because vendors expect a bit of haggling and state their prices higher than what they expect to receive.

haggling

Bargaining is actually in blood of India and it is not regarded as a lowly deed here. Even the Hotmail founder Sabeer Bhatia, credited the bargaining skills he learned in local vegetable markets for getting Microsoft to push its acquisition price for his company from $160 million to $400 million.

There may be times when you get around 70% off than the originally stated price!!

If the price is not labeled, don’t buy till you get atleast 30% off. :-) And if you want to get a still better deal, just throw in a lot of “IT’S TOO HIGH” in your conversation. Indians are always ready to leave the shop (even when they desperately want to buy the stuff) – just to show that they are not interested and can get a much better deal in neighboring shops.

And if you see that the salesman in the shop is smiling, when you are leaving – then its obvious who has won the deal…

The list of “24 things Indians love” continues –

No. 24 – Eating with hands

No. 23 – Mahatma Gandhi

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October 6, 2008 at 12:25 pm

24 Things Indians Love : No. 23 – Mahatma Gandhi

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Father of the Nation (India), Mahatma Gandhi died in 1948, but he is still the most popular person who can be found everywhere in an average Indian’s life.

Most significant presence of ‘Bapu’ is felt when you deal with Indian currency.

Indian Currency

Most of them have his pictures and watermarks.

And that’s not all. All the major cities of India have a street named M.G. Road. M.G. Road? Mahatma Gandhi Road…. :-) 

mg road

And wait, M.G. Road is just not present in India alone. Many countries have paid their homage to Mahatma Gandhi by having streets named after him. Below one is the one in Durban, South Africa. And he is omnipresent as statues, all over the parks of India. Recently, India caught the craze of ‘Gandhigiri’ – Living the everyday life and managing things like Mahatma Gandhi.

I would like to add here that Indian government should start printing currency notes with pictures of other great Indians too. It will bring a much needed variety to Indian currency as well as allow other great Indians to be remembered for a longer time by the newer generations.

The list of 24 things Indians love continues -

No. 24 – Eating with hands


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24 Things Indians Love : No. 24 – Eating With Hands

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Finger Lickin' Good

I have seen and experienced that we Indians love to eat with hand. As long as possible, we avoid spoons, forks. If God has given us 5 fingers, then why not use it? And if you go to south India, leave alone fingers, palms, wrists and arm are also used!!

Now every civilization has some sort of cutlery associated with it. Even Chinese have chopsticks. But Indians never had any time for developing any of it, as we were busy with a million spices of ours.

So, I would say that KFC shall always feel at home in India, with its tagline

finger lickin’ good“. ;-)

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September 17, 2008 at 9:43 am

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