Being an Indian in München
Questions according to frequency:
- You are from India (?) Yes. (Thank you for reminding me though).
- So you speak Hindu? Well not really. I do not speak the religion. I speak Hindi ,which is the national language. My mother tongue is Marathi and I am comfortable using Marathi and English compared to Hindi.
Are there elephants on the road? No. Having said that, you might see one or 2 in a year may be traveling through the cities along with their Mahuts. Think about it, 1.2 billion people on the road, add some elephants. ….we would be endangered species by now, wouldnt we ?
4. Do you have lot of poor people? Yes unfortunately.
- Are you also poor? Well I am sitting next to you on a transcontinental flight. Maybe my definition of poor is a little different than yours?
Do you have cows on the road? Yes we love our cows.
Do you have cow’s in your house? We dont need to. There are so many on the road. We wake up in the morning, take our utensils and go to the nearest junction to get fresh milk…no cow’s at home buddy.
Did you take dowry? No but the practice exists and I am ashamed of it.
Why dont you drink alcohol? Religions reasons? Ummmm mine does not say anything. I don’t like it, I don’t drink it… simple
Is India safe for women?(with reference to reports of rapes in India). Statistically yes, but my blood boils reading all these news reports. Personally I am scared of saying ” Yes” these days. We should wack their brains out…xxx@@@##%
……will keep updating.