November 20, 2010 7:41am CST
It is a well known fact that hands are the most unhygienic which would mean shaking hands would not be in the best interest of maintaining good health but instead the Indian way of greeting which is the 'Namaste' should be universally accepted and shaking hands should be done away with. Your comments please.
20 Nov 10
Hi there, I'm not familiar with the Namaste, could you describe it please? As for shaking hands, normally I don't mind, but on occasions I've had to shake hands with people who were obviously dirty and I've found that very unpleasant. I do think however that we shouldn't become too obsessed with exposure to germs - our bodies need to be exposed to at least a certain amount of germs in order to build up good immune systems.
20 Nov 10
I totally agree that shaking hands is not good for health and i am personally against it. But the word "namaste" is not the only solution for that and you are saying people to abcept your culture which is not good. Other than namaste there are also many different ways to greet people depending on different countries and different religions and everyone should be doing that except shaking hands just like japanese people bend to greet... Happy mylotting. Regards, harry.
21 Nov 10
Here in my place, I rarely see people shaking hands, i mean i don't think so that culture or what we call this has gone away, I only see people shaking hands with conference, business meetings, graduations, or in other words, shaking hands here in our place is used for formal ocassions and celebration, and it is not used for daily greetings. We just smile, say good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, or simply say hi or hello and how are you. But in that case, it is hard to change what we are used to already, we will be feeling uneasy and awkward using 'namaste'. Good day:-)