Incomprehensible Indian customs

  The right hand and the left hand perform their own duties
  
  Indian toilets are generally equipped with flushing equipment, and ordinary people hold a glass of water in their hands when they defecate. It is customary to wash the buttocks with the left hand, so it is not allowed to use the left hand to pick food in the store. This is actually a good habit. The advantage is that firstly, the incidence of hemorrhoids is greatly reduced; secondly, it can save a lot of paper, which is extremely beneficial to the protection of the earth’s resources. This alone can save a lot of wood. But foreigners living in India think it’s offensive, and most of them are not used to it.
  Indians only use the right hand to hand over money when paying for things, and the other party only uses the right hand when looking for change, never the left. It is rude to pay with your left hand. In fact, not only pay attention to this, but in some more formal occasions to deliver other things (especially gifts and the like), if you don’t use both hands but only one hand, you should also use your right hand.
  
  Leaves as rice bowls When
  
  Indians eat in groups, the bowls used for eating are often made of leaves. This kind of bowl is made by stacking several large whole leaves. There are two layers inside and outside. The leaves and leaves are “sewed” with small branches thinner than matchsticks. It is consistent and hygienic, and you don’t have to worry about it leaking. After you get used to it, you will find that it has many obvious advantages: First, India has a tropical monsoon climate, so it is very easy to obtain materials, and the leaves are large and many, made of only a few leaves. Bowls are cheap. Secondly, this kind of tableware is very light, not afraid of falling, and easy to carry, so it is very suitable for group and outdoor dining. The most important point is that it is easy to handle after meals, without washing, and there is no pollution problem. As for hygiene, there is no need to worry at all. Locals often use this “leaf pot” to eat without stomach upset, and foreigners will have no problem after using it, so you can rest assured to enjoy this unique leaf fast food pot
  
  ! Beef and milk
  
  For religious reasons, there are many vegetarians in India. If you invite an Indian to dinner, you must first find out whether the other party is a vegetarian or not, otherwise it will be very embarrassing. Strict vegetarians do not even eat eggs, but generally drink milk. Some devout Hindus also pray before eating.
  India is one of the largest milk-producing countries in the world, and milk occupies a very important position in the diet structure of Indians. Every morning and evening, there is an endless stream of people who come to the state-run milk station to pump milk, and some families have a dozen or a few liters. Breakfast for many Indians is a cup of tea with a few biscuits. Indians usually drink tea with milk and sugar. In the vegetable market, you can also buy snow-white milk tofu, which has a strong milk flavor. Indians especially like to eat sweets, and the most traditional sweets in Indian meals are made with two kinds of cheese and sugar.   In
  
some states of India, people do not nod their heads when they agree or agree, but turn their heads to the right side, which is often misunderstood by foreigners at first.
  
Some books say that Indians (including Bangladeshis) shake their heads in agreement. Actually, this is inaccurate, because tilting the head and shaking the head are different movements after all. When Indians turn their heads to express their agreement, sometimes the movements are very large, and even the entire upper body is turned to the right, which is more obviously different from shaking their heads.
  
  ”Buried Alive” Children Exorcism
  
  This unbelievable “buried alive” ritual has been followed in the village of Perahul for 57 years. Children participating in this ritual are first rendered unconscious in some way, then placed in a pre-prepared makeshift grave, completely buried with earth for 60 seconds, and then dug up. It is said that this is a traditional local religious practice, the purpose of which is to worship two goddesses who can drive away demons. In order to make their wishes come true as soon as possible, those villagers scrambled to “bury their children alive”. According to local customs, buried girls must be prepubertal girls, boys are not forced to participate in the ceremony, and all children range in age from 4 to 20 years old. Surprisingly, the parents of the buried children and government officials from the province also watched with a calm look during the whole process of the “buried alive” ceremony.