By Gita Mehta
With ingenious lushness and narrative elan, Mehta offers a unique that mixes Indian storytelling with completely sleek perceptions into the character of love--love either carnal and stylish, treacherous and redeeming. "Conveys an international that's religious, overseas, and fully accessible."--Vanity reasonable.
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How do I make sense of this part of the globe where people are in such need for food, water and housing? Have we lost our shared human perspective? In my life in America, I have everything I need and more. But in India, you’ve got this population who lives without even the basic necessities. ” As a first-time traveler to India, you may find these scenes so disturbing that you want to immediately go home. Unless you do choose to leave, you can’t ignore the poor. But you can learn to accept the situation as part of Mother India, empathize with and respect those who are less fortunate and support organi46 beth whitman zations designed to help these people directly, either through financial giving or volunteering.
See Chapter 11, Pack It Up, for some other ideas. Eating with Your Right Hand There’s nothing yummier than wrapping up your rice and dahl in a scrumptious paratha and biting into all its goodness after you’ve soaked it in some raita. There’s only one catch: Make sure that you’re eating it with your right hand only. Your left hand should only be used in place of toilet paper. Hot Tip! See Chapter 8, Feasting, for more specific information on eating with your right hand. Because your hands play such an integral part in dining, always wash them prior to eating.
This relationship-based way of communicating and decision-making gives you the opportunity to meet lots of people and you could very well make your way through a business transaction being passed from one individual to another. Relationship-building takes time, however, and can slow down the process of getting a deal done. • India is synonymous with red tape and bureaucracy. While computers are becoming more ubiquitous, don’t be surprised if your colleagues document information in large ledgers ﬁlled with hand-printed information.
A River Sutra by Gita Mehta