Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:
Again I repeat When in rome do as the romans
When in tamil nadu speak tamil, when in maharastra speak marathi, when in punjab speak punjabi .
Originally posted by Devesh H Rao:
1/4 = "sawa"
I have just taken South Indian/North Indian as well as food as just an example.
I just want to convey that why people from once place don�t give a try to indignities [food/language/culture/habit] of other place.
Originally posted by Chetan Parekh:
Why North Indian wishes that South Indian too like their Shole Bhature?
Why South Indian don�t leave their Curd Rice and try Shole Bhature for somedays?
Originally posted by Ashok Mash:
Correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I understand, this was to prevent certain bad guys are using blogs to post provocative stuff, which we could do really do without, especially after the Mumbai blasts last week, and already there is a certain level of tension and mistrust in the society.
While blocking a website is silly, and probably wouldn't help much, I believe the reasoning behind it was sincere, and that they would remove the block after while.
Whoaaa Big flaw in your argument mate. lets see
I speak the English language, I also speak a bit of french
I listen to English music and sometimes spanish/french also
I watch English movies and rarely on occasions french films as well.
I celebrate christmas also
Well what do you kow.... I have English and French Roots. I cant wait to claim ancestory now.
Why 90%? on what grounds do you deduct 10%?
The pakistanis, the bangladeshis, the sri lankans, the nepalis etc. all do the above are they Indian now?
You could not possibly define concretely what exactly Indian language/movies/festivals are.
And what happens to people who live in this country are Indian citizens but dont watch Indian movies or say listen to Indian music does that percentage then go down to say 60%?
Another thing there is a reason Eropean languages are called Indo European, and going by that logic every word in the english dictionary could be claimed as having roots in sanscrit.
Where is to stop? We invented the zero are we to claim calculus/physics and chemistry as Indian inventions as well? heck lets claim the nuclear weapon as an Indian Invention. Bottom line is this in this world we all have pasts and identities that stem from disparate places and circumstances. We all use things that have been concieved of or made possible by thoughts and idea of minds around the globe. We should accept it at that and not lay claim to things we shldnt by bringing up impossible and childish mythological examples and stories that are obviously unobvious.
Originally posted by Amitabha Batranab:
What do you mean by roots exactly? those roots were uprooted more than 300+ years ago, their roots are in their own countries now. what they do have are ancestors that Had origins in India. But thats about it. These guys are 4th and 5th generation trinidadians. And a common belief is that they all speak bhojpuri which they dont, only a small minority of surinamese do.
And the name trinidad is not of sanscrit origin, Christopher Columbus named it after the holy trinity(trinidad in spanish means trinity) which he named on sighting three peaks when he first discovered trinidad.
Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:
Lot of WestIndies cricket player have Indian names (thier ancestors were Indian) but they played very well against India.
Originally posted by Daniel Bauer:
I beg to differ - he was born and bred as a French national - his first language is probably French, not Hindi.