Questions to people from India

United States
August 4, 2008 7:46pm CST
Hi to anyone from India or anyone who has a lot of knowledge of Indians and their customs. First of all I know that in some cases the dot on the forehead indicates marriage. But I have also seen it on children; so what does it mean then? Secondly, I have many Indians in my complex. I notice that the women who dress traditionally always have what I am going to refer to as a scarf. What is the signifigance of that? If there is one. Thirdly, I noticed that often in the case of the couple the man dresses like "Americans"(for lack of a better term); and the woman dresses traditionally. Is there a reason for that? And finally; I have noticed that quite often they shave their infant's heads. What is the reason for that? I am not asking any of these questions to be disrespectful. Please no one take it that way. I am genuinely curious. I love to learn about other people and I know no better way than to ask questions.
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3 responses
@weemam (13377)
5 Aug 08
A really interesting discussion pal , I am really interested in culture too pal , There are too many discussions on "what colour are your eyes" and " what do you drink? tea or coffee" xx
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• United States
5 Aug 08
Thank you very much. I thought it was interesting. Seems no one that has the answers seems to think so. sigh
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• United States
10 Jan 09
Too bad I never got an answer.
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Hello Edison, NJ, I am from Roselle. I am also interested in the different cultures, and your questions are very interesting. I asked a question once about the tatooing in the palm of the hand, unfortunately I did not get any responses. The saris are very colorful and bright, the jewelry worn is also very nice. I hope you get responses.
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• United States
5 Aug 08
Thanks, I hope I get replies too. I know only this much about the henna tattooing. Women have it done before their wedding. It fades away naturally but while she is still tattooed she does no household chores.
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@GardenGerty (115924)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I have seen some of these customs, but not all, so I am anxious to see what you learn as well. I can tell that you are honestly curious, not rude.
• United States
5 Aug 08
Thank you dear. When I was a regular there seemed to be many from India here; so I hope someone will answer.
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