An award and A question

February 1, 2009 § 17 Comments

Nita has given me the garland award :) putting a garland around a persons neck,is considered a way of giving respect. If you watch travel channels’ shows,you will see people being welcome that way.

Leaders usually are given garlands,but you don’t hang a garland on the photo of a person who is alive.Tamil cinemas are known to show couples getting married in registrar’s office,by exchanging garlands and than the signatures.Of course,you can also aquire a garland by putting Rs.200 at least on the temple priests’ “plate”.

She say’s she gave me(and two others ) because 

 

To me these blogs are like garlands, not just attractive, but also those which give off very positive vibes. 

So now I get put this virtual garland on various bloggers.Now this is tough,anyway the garland goes to:-

-Amit(He would make a good politician,if his oratory skills are as good as his posts).

-Reema(Nita also has given her this but still,I like the way she keeps it simple..hmm…Reemavathi(?) )

-Gounder Brownie(Thalaivi! [head lady or leader!],even if she writes rubbish ,I can’t stop reading her posts.)

-Vimal(You better post a song along with this award :P Hopefully he will win the thondi Idol)

-Rambodoc (A doc,who will do a good job as the health minister.)

-Prerna ( Another person who will make a very good politician.)

-Solilo ( this award will add some good vibes,below the  say no to criminals in politician banner ;)  ) 

So those are the seven.Please pass it on (yes GB,it means you :P ) before the flower starts to witter.

Now to another thing which I noticed , about the forgetful(amnesia) incident,all the blogs went on and on about it.I normally would have written about the thing,but decided not to,till now.

So before I go anywhere,as close as writting a post about it,I want a clarification,

  what you think really is Indian culture? 

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§ 17 Responses to An award and A question

  • Reema says:

    Aww thanks!! :D
    Interesting question…For me Indian culture is where we respect our elders, our parents look out for us always, we take care of them in their old age, we think of our guests as gods, we believe in togetherness of family, of siblings, of friends, in sacrifice, in compromise, we believe in hard work…Indian culture is the passage of art, craft, knowledge, traditions. rites, rituals, festivals,recipes from generation to another generation :)
    watch this

    http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=-ogqhZJ_-ps

  • Reema says:

    btw again H with T??? :roll:

  • Congrats!

    And that’s a question I have been asking too!!
    It must be extremely precious and more valuable than law and order, higher than personal freedom, equality, human values and sometimes human lives, also sometimes entire human lives …

  • Solilo says:

    Thanks Vishesh. I am honored. I have been greedy for long so this time I promise to pass all awards to other wonderful blogging friends :)

    Now for your question “what you think really is Indian culture? ”

    Hmm….I don’t know really because I think every culture is based on mutual respect and love. A culture could only evolve if these two elements are present. One thing I can say for sure,

    ONLY Indian culture is diverse and unique and accepts alien cultures as part of it and still lets it thrive on its own and maintains the uniqueness of it.

  • Ajit says:

    Hey Congrats on the award…first time here….

    Defining Indian Culture is difficult, but i have tried answering it here:

    http://quintessentialhope.blogspot.com/2009/01/rebel-without-cause.html

  • Apar says:

    Hey congrats on being garlanded. Isn’t it weird that a question like this has to even be posed?! What do you think is Indian culture? Anyways, to me, culture is respect for each other regardless of creed, colour, age; accepting and appreciating one another; taking pride in one’s own origin without being brash about it.
    Culture to me is not expressed by what one wears, reads, eats/drinks or follows as religion. A person who is supposedly very un-Indian can be very very Indian at heart while people gallivanting as proud Indians go about loving Western culture – the pseudo-Indians!!!

  • tarun goel says:

    I don’t know, but it has to be dynamic if it is static then it is stale and if it is stale then it is dead, so it has to be dynamic.Accepting changes and no one should be holding the contract to promote or demote it :)

  • Manoj says:

    congrats..lol! garland!! ha ha ha..kewl!!
    I did not understand this amnesia and Indian culture…Guess I have become out dated not blogging for long ime.

  • Chirag says:

    congrats..Man! Indian culture is either a evolving entity or was a good idea, still searching the answer.

  • xylene says:

    On the positive side :
    Family relationships, recept for the elderly, teachers,

    On the negative side :
    Sati, casteism, inequality.

    I am not sure whether those moral police are aware that poor women never used to cover their upper body in India.
    Should we go back to that culture or stick to jeans?
    There is nothing like an Indian culture, it was evolving, I would say we are a lot better than how we were with all the inequality around !

    Congrats on awards !

  • Jeevan says:

    For sure it’s turning fast! I think it’s very unique in style; no where in world has much delight and extreme. Congrats winners.

  • Mumbai says:

    Well, you’ll have to accept the garland, wear it, take a snap and then put it up.

    Then the garland is not on the photo, but it’ll be a photo of u wearing a garland ;)

  • @all: I will use your answer’s for a post :)

    @reema: I like you answer,nice speech :P

    @IHM: true…

    @solilo: :D

    @ajit: :)

    @apar: true…

    @tarun: true :)

    @manoj: you should read a online paper :P

    @chirag: :)

    @xylene: interesting point :)

    @jeevan: :D

    @mumbai: lol :P

  • Prerna says:

    Thanks a lot Vishesh for the award. You think I can become a good politician, I always thought you were a friend :)
    No political party is going to take me, I am too critical of politicians.

  • vimal says:

    Indian culture???go ask Thondiraja !!!

    Congratssss….and thanks for passing the awards.

  • Congratulations!!!

    There is absolutely nothing called “Indian culture”.

  • Dinesh Babu says:

    Indian Culture is the Hospitality that we show to our guests, is in the way we share our food with neighbours and surprise guests.

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