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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:37pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by TaureanT

Originally posted by serialbuff

Originally posted by TaureanT

Originally posted by TaureanT

This one happened with me:
I have always had short hairs..and I wanted to get it trimmed, my hair stylist asked me "Are you Indian?" when I said yes she said..ohh how come your hairs are not smelling of coconut oil?
I laughed that day..like anything. She also asked me..
"why do you have short hairs as I have seen most of the Indian girls have looooooooooooong hairs with no hairstyle?"
When I stood up and she observed my height ( which is 5'9") she said I cannot be an Indian as Indians are very short and fat.
Another one happened in my office when I was chatting with my collegue. We ended up talking about yoga, and she asked me how do I know so much about yoga because she thought yoga is a chinese thing and chinese yogis and slim girls practice yoga. My God that day was a hillarious day.
I have some more of those incidents..which I will post later.

When I showed my marriage DVD to one of my office friend and he saw me crying he spread this news the next day in the whole office that I was forced to marry as I was crying in the end. Everybody was coming to my desk and asking me why Indian wedding is not a happy occassion as their's and why girl's cry after getting married.

Well it was difficult for me to make them understand how much attached we are from our family ..not like them..who treat their parents as money provider that's all.

I was teaching part-time at a school where my mum was a teacher too. At a party in our house, one of the gora teachers asked my mum how much I was paying to live with my parents! You should have seen my mother's face LOL and then the gora's face when my mum told him that I wasn't paying anything! At the same party, this Canadian lady appeared wearing just the kameez, and then to our amusement told everyone that she had bought the complete set, but couldn't find the "paints"(sic) so she came in just the top!!! Shocked I have worked for seven years with this American lady and she still calls me "shabnan" as in khaney wali naan!

I find the British much more aware, and acquainted with the modern face of India. My British colleagues have always marvelled at the fact that most Indians speak at least two languages fluently, are very hardworking and family-oriented, and respect their elders. 

 

You know what Serialbuff?

It is so unfortunate here that kids have no respect for their parents. They are taught in school to call 911 even for a mild disciplinary action against them. I am proud to be a daughter of a disciplinarian..and I understand the meaning of it very well.

In tha last apartment where we were staying, I saw this very old lady who had wrinkled body and a very fragile body and used to walk with the help of clutches and walker and what not. I befriended her and got to know that she hasdsome 3-4 grown up boys one of whome stays in a house very close to the apartment. Forget about allowing her to stay with him I never saw him with her taking care of her or bringing grocceries or even medicines. I used to be so worried for her if I wouldn't see her for 3-4 consecutive days outside her apt. 

I know such cases are also increasing in India but we still have some social obligation"log kya kahenge..budhe ma baap ko dekhne bhi nahi aate ".

Totally agree. One of my colleagues is suffering from a degenerative loss of hearing. She has 4 grown up sons, but not one is willing to tell her to stop working and start living with them. She will have to continue working because she doesn't have a choice!

We are four siblings, and we fight over our parents. If they spend one day more at either one of our places, the others are up in arms. Like my grandmother would say - abhi hamari aankhon mein sharam haya hai!

 

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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:41pm | IP Logged
Totally agree. One of my colleagues is suffering from a degenerative loss of hearing. She has 4 grown up sons, but not one is willing to tell her to stop working and start living with them. She will have to continue working because she doesn't have a choice!

We are four siblings, and we fight over our parents. If they spend one day more at either one of our places, the others are up in arms. Like my grandmother would say - abhi hamari aankhon mein sharam haya hai!


I agree..
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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:43pm | IP Logged
My parents are young yet, and haven't reached a stage where they can't be independent. In fact, I am still dependent on them.

However, when I hear about stories like that son and daughter-in-law in Delhi/Bombay (can't remember which city), where they essentially threw their elderly parents out of the home, I feel very ashamed. Our society is slowly turning into a self-centered and selfish one. At the same time, I was happy to see the positive response of the city citizens. A majority had the sense of responsibility to genuinely offer their homes and hearts to the couple.

I cannot imagine sending my parents to a nursing home. I have vowed to them and myself that I will always take care of them. That is our culture, that is our tradition. They have done so much for me in this stage of my life. It is my responsibility to take care of them when they no longer can take care of themselves.

Wow...sorry for the rant. But that particular topic agitates me quite a bit.
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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:46pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by simtara

My parents are young yet, and haven't reached a stage where they can't be independent. In fact, I am still dependent on them.

However, when I hear about stories like that son and daughter-in-law in Delhi/Bombay (can't remember which city), where they essentially threw their elderly parents out of the home, I feel very ashamed. Our society is slowly turning into a self-centered and selfish one. At the same time, I was happy to see the positive response of the city citizens. A majority had the sense of responsibility to genuinely offer their homes and hearts to the couple.

I cannot imagine sending my parents to a nursing home. I have vowed to them and myself that I will always take care of them. That is our culture, that is our tradition. They have done so much for me in this stage of my life. It is my responsibility to take care of them when they no longer can take care of themselves.

Wow...sorry for the rant. But that particular topic agitates me quite a bit.

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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:48pm | IP Logged
This thread reminds me of the Aishwarya's interview with David Letterman. David asks her that she is 30+ and she still lives with her parents because in America they don't do that. And she replied that at least she doesn't have to take an appointment to meet her parents Clap
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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:51pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by mudabid

This thread reminds me of the Aishwarya's interview with David Letterman. David asks her that she is 30+ and she still lives with her parents because in America they don't do that. And she replied that at least she doesn't have to take an appointment to meet her parents Clap

Yes I remeber that but i feel if they could Interview Susmita...she would have given awsome answers to his stupid questions... Aishwarya is not as witty as Sushmita...I love Sushmita'a interviewsClap

But overall both are grea ladies

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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:53pm | IP Logged
Yeah I saw that interview of Aishwarya.. I expected her to wear Indian traditional dress.. but she came in western one.. ditto with Oprah... these celebrties are ambasodr of our culture still they ape west

I am not ashemed of our clothes.. i always wear indian dresses to parties too

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Posted: 23 March 2006 at 1:55pm | IP Logged
Much as I am sure the lady has her good qualities, I feel like Aishwarya didn't do a very good job as a cultural ambassador in show casing India. Much of what she said was ... typical of the stereotypes (Kama Sutra, kissing, marriage...).

I too think Sushmita Sen would have done a better job answering such questions.

A large audience was exposed, yet again, to only the stereotypical view of India. That, and a giggling ex-Miss World. Confused

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