Cross-culture candies…

Globalization has its advantages and disadvantages both.

When I was roaming in the Jinnah Super Market with my family, something caught my attention.

“MANGLE SUTRA” is the bonded necklace that is inherent to Hindu religious traditions and the bride wears it alongwith the red colored “tika” spot on the forehead as long as her man is alive. I have learned this from Indian movies. (*Grins*) I know there are many Hindus in Pakistan too, at first I thought that this was a product imported for them, but when I asked the lady receptionist about who buys this stuff, she said mostly Muslim women.

Culture does impact other cultures.

People evolve and so do cultures. But is it really just to mingle so much that it becomes indiscernible to decide what belongs to which culture and eventually we all just lose track of what actually was ours that we used to be so proud of??

If you know what I am talking of.

If you don’t, attend any modern-age marriage ceremony in Pakistan!!!

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6 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    Nice catch Talha.

    Few years back when I went to India with a group. GOD, Pakistani women and girls were all crazy after Mangal Sutars. And they are not even attractive :\

    And man the one hung in Jinnah are not worth 1000 (I’ve no doubts over exclusivity though ;-)), hud-say-hud rs. 200.

    Crazy-ittes!!


  2. Junaid (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    watch GEO TV live:

    http://watchgeotv.info/


  3. JayJay (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

    Cross-fertilization of ideas and practices keeps a culture growing.

    When we are talking of sutras, we better also mention Kama Sutra. Both sutras — Mangal and Kama — follow each other.


  4. WK (unregistered) on November 7th, 2007 @ 9:03 pm

    JAYJAY !

    Why dont you start this from home ??? (JK)


  5. Junaid (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    “and eventually we all just lose track of what actually was ours that we used to be so proud of??”

    I assure you that will never happen. Terrorism and terrorist acts all over the world will keep you reminding of it.


  6. WK (unregistered) on November 8th, 2007 @ 11:36 pm

    AGREED with Junaid !!

    Who create Terrorists ?? Who make them do these things ?? Where they come from ?? who are they ??

    We create them, we make them do weard things, they are among us….

    IN MY OPENION WE ALL NEED TO RESPECT OTHER CULTURES AND CUSTOMS/OPENIONS …

    BALANCE REQUIRED IN HUMANITY !!

    PEACE NOW



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