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South meets North: Chennai weddings turn over a new leaf

Nov 26, 2012

South meets North: Chennai weddings turn over a new leaf

Fusion food, (or should that be confusion food) is drawing the crowds to rave reviews in halls everywhere. #CultureDecoder #food #Chennai #Idli #Chennai weddings #puran polis #gol gappa #bisi bele bhat
Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

Aug 10, 2012

Dahi handi: From prank to political platform, but a sport?

A small lobby has started exploring the possibility of making dahi handi a sport and getting it recognition like what kabaddi has. It could need standardisation of the height at which the handis are placed, the number of tiers in the human pyramid. #CultureDecoder #Krishna Janmashtami #dahi handi
Its 1934, not 2012, stupid!

Jul 19, 2012

Its 1934, not 2012, stupid!

There are two Indias: a small English (11 percent understand it) India and a big non-English (89 percent) India. For the non-English India the year is 1934, for English-India, it is 2012. #CultureDecoder #Hindi calendar #English calendar #Shraavan
The irresistible appeal of Urdu: Watching the news in Pakistan

Mar 04, 2012

The irresistible appeal of Urdu: Watching the news in Pakistan

The urban Indian speaks mostly in English with bits and pieces of his mother tongue thrown in. But across the border, in Pakistan, the urban Pakistani's fluency in Urdu gives Pakistani television a different flavour. #OnOurMind #CultureDecoder #Pakistan #Urdu