Which given names are unique to your language, country or culture?

Malayalam Although Malayalam is a relatively new language as compared to the more ancient languages from which it was coined, there are (were?) some given names among our lot that I haven’t heard being used in any other language. Before I go any further, I need to explain a bit of history behind our naming…

What is normal in your country but weird in the rest of the world?

INDIA We may know how to speak the native language of another country but we may not necessarily know how to communicate in the native language of our neighboring state. I can speak to my Sri Lankan Tamil teaboy in his native language, but I have to resort to speaking in English to my colleague…

How common are mistresses in India?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: :: Politically incorrect answer ahead. Proceed with caution :: Though I don’t claim to be an expert in this, I must opine that the mistress-culture is an open-secret in India, and has been so since ages. India is a land where marriages form the very fulcrum of society. Individuals are…

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? They were all green in color and made with some natural permanent ink. They didn’t have those fancy guns back then…