By U V . KINI
ANSWERS TO:WHY ARE INDIANS EASY TO IDENTIFY…
Everything you eat is savored in garlic, onion and tomatoes.
Have you checked out the health benefits of those vegetables?
You try and reuse gift wrappers, gift boxes.
Our Motto: ‘Help conserve the environment’. The wrappings and boxes are made of paper which in turn is made from wood. Save thetree! The world first environmentalists were from India. TheBishnoi’s. They will (even today) give their lives for a tree or any animal.
You are always standing next to the two largest size suitcases at theAirport.
Better than having 8 small suitcases.
You arrive one or two hours late to a party - and think it's normal.
So? India is not the only country where you are ‘allowed’ to come lateto a party.
You peel the stamps off letters that the Postal Service missed tostamp.
If you see a dollar bill lying on the road, will you not pick it up?
You recycle Wedding Gifts, Birthday Gifts and Anniversary Gifts.
Do you know what people do on Boxing Day? (Boxing Day is also aNational Holiday – the day after Chtistmas Day) They exchange or return Christmas gifts, they do not like, to shops, given to them(lovingly) by someone.
You name your children in rhythms (example, Sita & Gita, Ram &Shyam, Kamini & Shamini.)
So we have a poetic penchant. In fact, Indians were discussing poetry, syntax and grammar when the rest of the world’s populationwas living in caves and grunting and growling at each other!
All your children have pet names, which sound nowhere, close totheir real names.
They are pet names, buddy. They are not supposed to be related toyour real names. But tell me how does ‘Bob’ rhyme with Robert or ‘Bill’ with William?