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ANSWERS to 'Spotting an Indian..'

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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 anboxes 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? 
 
By U V . KINI
You load up the family car with as many people as possible.
That’s what “FAMILY CARs” are for, aren’t they?? 
You keep leftover food in your fridge in as many numbers of bowls aspossible.
We do not believe in waste. A normal middle class family has a 3-4course meal. It doesn’t make sense to put different dishes in thesame bowl now, does it? 
Your kitchen shelf is full of jars, varieties of bowls and plastic utensils.(got free with purchase of other stuff)
I am sorry. I am still trying to figure out what is wrong with that.
You carry a stash of your own food whenever you travel.
 At least I am sure it is hygienically prepared in my house.
You own a rice cooker or a pressure cooker.
Sure. I come from a rice eating country. Don’t you people ownovens? 
You fight over who pays the dinner bill.
Doesn’t it show I am magnanimous, generous, unselfish, broad-hearted and kind? 
You live with your parents and you are 40 years old.
(And they prefer it thatway).
 
They are our PARENTS. We DO NOT put them in an old age homeand visit them once a month to show them we care.
You don't use measuring cups when cooking.
We have mastered the art of cooking. We do not need props or aidswhile cooking. For eg. we know how many fistfuls of salt to add whether it is for 5 people or 50 people.
You can only travel if there are 5 persons at least to see you off or receive you whether you are traveling by bus, train or plane.
Family values. Shows how much your family cares for you.
 You only make long distance calls after 11p.m.

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