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Some views on Indian culture.

Some views on Indian culture.

Manmohan Dash

I have wanted to talk about 3 snippets of my views on what I think of 3 popular aspects of Indian culture, which any Indian who is a globe trotter is bound to be found in discussion with an international diaspora, because of their sheer popularity. I will mention 4 but leave out that one.

1. Indian women when married, wear a red mark, called “mang ki sindur” or vermilion on forehead. (No I am not going to talk about lipstick, its a modernized version)

2. Indian temple walls, popularly called now as Hindu temples walls, are replete with sexual imagery, but as far as we know, it only immediately precedes the Mughal and British influx. Were the Hindus always conservative, ancient antiques say otherwise.

3. Indian or Hindu temple walls have been defaced to a large extent. Mostly an act of dishonor on the artifacts, with their noses being disfigured. What causes this shameful act.

4. Brahmanism, (and caste system) Basically Brahmanism is a religion separated from Hinduism, but now mixed, a “fact” you will not see so well mentioned, as would be well mentioned, Brahmanism vs caste system, we discuss things based on our agenda about them.

I have had my thoughts spared on most of these, on and off, and have had slight differences of opinion with majorly held views, except point-1. But lately when I relaxed myself, I realize that these thoughts are still prevalent in my mindscape and they have slightly matured, as to how I am seeing them now, a slight difference of opinion with even myself. I am not anyone’s agent, trying to give the value of scholarship to otherwise disqualified people. I will talk about that a little as well.

So lets go point-by-point.

When India failed English.

“Pakistan is advanced than India, in how it accepts English, as a non-primary language. ~50% of people in Pakistan ( — total ~ 90 million) are speakers of English, compared to 12% of India (125 million out of > ~ 1.20 billion). In percentage terms, all non-native English speaking countries, like Nigeria, Pakistan or Philippines are higher, than India’s population, speaking English. The norm is 50% or more (for all others) while for India its 12%. In absolute numbers only, India surpasses them. The acceptance in India, for English, is really low. On an average, major regional language do not cause such a response, because; we are anyway counting English as a 2nd or 3rd language. “

The Chandra Angle !!

But the neutron stars are still quite large. This is because the electrons are about 1000 times as longer in how much space they require to sit in that system, than the neutrons. the neutrons are heavy hard attitude guys, they will go no where. But the electrons while occupy such a large couch are far far less heavier than are neutron. So they are basically whats called “soft”. They are long legged and eat less energy and when vanish the neutron stars have collapsed into an adjacent mass state but quite so very smaller in volume, a 1000 times, smaller.

So two things happened that are called supernovae (that is super star phenomena).

1. (Type Ia supernovae) White dwarf > induced by atomic disintegration due to gravity pressure > Core of the star

2. (Core collapse supernovae) Core of the star > induced further by emission of electrons > neutron star

My opinions about India in US in 2002

We need to discuss all these in the platform of utkalsantans so that first of all the group members are made aware of the problem so that an attitude to tackle these problems would come up in due time. We have so many concrete problems to deal with (like upliftment of the status of women in the state, basic education for all, eradication of corruption by acting from a position of strength and by spreading awareness and by augmenting the army that would fight for such a cause) but its not possible to deal with them without having the right kind of mindset soaked with a feeling of patriotism. Hope we’ll discuss these issues in detail later (once I finish this semester in a few days )