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9 Reasons Why it's SO VERY WONDERFUL to be back in Mother India!

As soon as the plane touched down on this profound and expansive part of Mother Earth, I felt a sense of being home.

I turned to the local man sitting beside me and professed, “Ah, I am home!” 677 more words

India

What are some products that are very popular in your country, but seemingly nowhere else?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

The first thing that came to mind when I read this question was Ujala. Yup, the four-drop-magic :D

Indians…You just hummed that ad jingle, didn’t you? 165 more words

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How do Hindus feel about tattoos?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

I think they’re pretty cool! Though I’m too chicken to get one myself :-/

Did you know that Hindus sported tattoos way before they go so popular the world over? 186 more words

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How would a Hindu feel if they saw a non-Hindu person with a tattoo of a Hindu god?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

I cannot be a voice for all Hindus the world over, so I’ll speak just for myself.

I won’t feel anything about anyone sporting a tattoo about anything at all…provided they give it the respect the symbol deserves. 222 more words

Opinion

Some terms have different meanings for different people. As an Indian, what does it mean to you when you refer to someone as your boyfriend or girlfriend?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:

In India, there is just one meaning for the word ‘boyfriend’… a male romantic partner.

Nothing more, nothing less. So, as an Indian woman, I would use that word with a lot of caution and would definitely NOT refer to any of my male friends as my ‘boyfriend’. 189 more words

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Collecting hope

I never got to spend time with my in-laws in my six years of marriage, as I’m getting to do so these days. My mother-in-law is suffering from brain aneurysm, and she had to admitted again in the ICU for a couple of days, as her present medicine is really strong. 853 more words

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