DON'T MISS: Adventures of an intrepid woman driver
The car was sparkling grey, its bonnet draped with a garland of marigolds and its headlights daubed with large dots of red powder. I imagined it was these ... I had read that when a new car is purchased in India, barely does the ink dry on the registration ...
What does your BINDI say about you?
When an Indian woman decorates her forehead ... does the word ‘bindi’ mean? Like the various aspects of authentic Indian culture, the bindi carries with it a wealth of meaning. Bindi is derived from the sanskrut word ‘bindu’, which means dot.
Oscar Dreams of Indian Actors
It is hard to find an American who lives a life in memory of a love lost without a second love and it would be even more irrelevant to explain the importance of the red dot (Kukguman/Bindi) over the forehead of a married Indian woman. Kamal in his original ...
Personal Voices: The Girl with the Red Dot
Some of my friends who went to other schools would occasionally wear a bindi or bangles, while I displayed a curiously blank forehead and arms at all ... the attendant respect granted to married woman in Indian society; the prominent bindi, the twinkling ...
"I saw you rubbing your forehead, you had a hard day?" I ask. "My friend, I real tired oui, me reach here since 7.30 on the dot ... does use it?" she questions. "Sometimes," I say. Just as I am about to ask about the corn seeds on sale, an Indian woman ...