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Where are the women??


At the neighbour's place, who invited 'a few' friends for Karva Chauth (a festival during which women fast for their husband)


Indians and football

At the hour of the football World Cup, let's have a look at the Indian football prowesses...

 So you may know it or not but India does have a national football team! Created in 1937, affiliated to the FIFA since 1948 and currently ranking... 154th (out of 207)! india,sport,football,world cup,shoes

In the sixties, Indians were actually among the top 3 of Asian teams. They even qualified in 1950 for the World Cup (in Brazil) but refused to participate, at the last minute. It is unclear why, the inadequate foreign exchange reserves, the long journey by ship, the obligation to wear... shoes (obviously the only reason which has been retained in the popular imagination)!

 Some Indians do watch football on TV – but almost only matches of English teams (a side effect of the colonization) are broadcast...

 Anyway, Indians and sport is not really a love story...




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:



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!!