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09/11/2010

An ad to smile

A nice ad, which makes me smile every time I watch it…

Notice the shoulder move, typically Indian!!

 

 

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09/09/2010

Horn Ok Please

If you have visited India, you have probably noticed on the back of taxis, rickshaws, trucs a painted "Horn OK Please":

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The popular phrase 'Horn OK Please' seen behind almost all Indian trucks originated during World War II when trucks were run on kerosene. The unstable Kerosene would cause the trucks to explode at the slightest accident. Hence the warning "Horn O.K. Please" (O.K = "On Kerosene"). Now this has become a norm and is still seen on most trucks - just like many other meaningless traditions being followed blindly.

 Source: http://www.indiachatforum.net/Thread-meaning-of-horn-please-ok 

A video not to miss about the daily life of an Indian taxi driver !!

 

 

08/17/2010

A question of fashion...

Everyone is different.

Though, there are some cultural features that we can not deny.

For instance, in France, it is very dirty and disgusting to burp, to clear one’s throat or nose, to spit.

But in India, this is accepted. So be it. How many times in a restaurant I had to stop eating because of such noises?? But it is to me to adapt.

In India, on the contrary to France, it is disgusting to use a handkerchief when you need to empty your nose – at least with most people (my very dear boyfriend always use one but a taxi wallah once got very angry with me and told me to open the door and empty my nose how I could).

On a more funny note, this is what you frequently see in winter time:

 

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yes, you are not dreaming: socks with open shoes... Though not disgusting, for a French it is very ugly (I guess a German would not agree with me!). It is a very personal opinion though!!