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3 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

Hate loudspeakers playing bhajans and all day near households as much as azaan, even garba played outside

The jagraatas of bhajans to the tune of bollywood songs.:facepalm:

 

And the namaz on public spaces .I have heard of people doing it on airplane aisles on flights to middle east and no one dare stop it for fear of offending the holy ones who have no problem inconveniencing the others.

 

Also the bhandaaras on road sides that  cause traffic problems and result in people littering the road with disposable plates and glasses.

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7 hours ago, Stradlater said:

What do you guys do that is quintessentially not Indian? 

Refuse to keep karva chauth fast.

Not my culture and refuse to get carried away by the commercialised fanfare associated with it.

Hate it when other women go ' you don't keep karwachauth!:shock:' why ?:dontknow:

 

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1 minute ago, beetle said:

Refuse to keep karva chauth fast.

Not my culture and refuse to get carried away by the commercialised fanfare associated with it.

Hate it when other women go ' you don't keep karwachauth!:shock:' why ?:dontknow:

 

Maybe can help :dontknow: if not for the punya atleast on the weighing scale :giggle:

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The mobile temples on the roads, they get some mata, hanuman or some such deity on the back of tempo or e-rickshaw, blasting Bollywood song tune based bhajans blasting on the roads, are a big nuisance. 2 years back when we visited the golden triangle, this was a very common scene, also a lot of children dressed a Ram, Durga, Hanuman and begging at traffic signals. Never seen such things happening in the south. We get eunuchs touching and asking for Chanda in the south. 

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27 minutes ago, beetle said:

Refuse to keep karva chauth fast.

Not my culture and refuse to get carried away by the commercialised fanfare associated with it.

Hate it when other women go ' you don't keep karwachauth!:shock:' why ?:dontknow:

 

We don’t have KC in the south. We have a similar thing in the south, Bhim’s amaavasya, where the wife does puja and takes the husband’s blessing. We don’t do that in our household, even my mom never did.

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41 minutes ago, beetle said:

Hate the entitlement of the elders and their belief that somehow only they are good sacrificing parents and rest of the world are just raising kids children like animals.

 

 

True in most household, parents generation struggled more, they had less technology, child mortalities and income as well. In our class, everyone got out of poverty because of education. The entitlement comes from suffering.

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1 minute ago, coffee_rules said:

We don’t have KC in the south. We have a similar thing in the south, Bhim’s amaavasya, where the wife does puja and takes the husband’s blessing. We don’t do that in our household, even my mom never did.

We don't do it in uttarakhand although it is becoming popular now and there is a lot of pressure on new brides because of the constant tv serial influence  on the mother in laws and others in the family....specially in delhi/ ncr.

 

Also it is an excuse to dress up like a bride and kind of get an off day at home.

No one in my family keeps except for one aunt who is punjabi.

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9 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

True in most household, parents generation struggled more, they had less technology, child mortalities and income as well. In our class, everyone got out of poverty because of education. The entitlement comes from suffering.

Their parents suffered even more. 

We will 'suffer ' more compared to our children.It is a cycle of progress.

 

If you choose to have children, the raising of these children is your duty and not a sacrifice to be payed back by  children  through complete obedience and taking over their life decisions.

 

One of the 'elder' in my family had eight children,most of them educated and married off by his eldest son who lived his life like bonded slave because he was raised to believe it was his dharma to help raise his siblings (fathers children).

 

This poor guy has a wife and two sons who hate him because he never had the time,love or money for them.

The old man still gave sermons about sacrifice.

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40 minutes ago, beetle said:

We don't do it in uttarakhand although it is becoming popular now and there is a lot of pressure on new brides because of the constant tv serial influence  on the mother in laws and others in the family....specially in delhi/ ncr.

 

Also it is an excuse to dress up like a bride and kind of get an off day at home.

No one in my family keeps except for one aunt who is punjabi.

Same here. KC used to be a minor festival before Bollywood and Ekta Kapoor turned it into a desi valentine's so much so that these days even some husbands keep the fast in order to showcase their eternal 'love' for their better half. 

Imagine the cringe! 

 

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7 minutes ago, FischerTal said:

honestly I have never tried any of these lol. why do you think they are overrated?

The litti is hard ball of flour stuffed with stuff and has to be eaten with lot of ghee and chaukha which is roasted brinjal mash .

 

I personally would prefer to eat the brinjal mash with parantha rather than that hard ball of dough.

 

Litti chaukha is a bihari speciality and people who like it swear by it.

 

 

As for makki ki roti...again too dry without ghee and I feel if you have to eat something with lots of ghee to make it edible,then it is not worth it.I would rather eat popcorn than makki ki roti .:p:

I would rather eat the saag with rice or normal parantha.

 

I don't mind the sarson ka saag...although I find it rather bland. We eat Rai ka saag version which is far more pungent ...so find the saag a bit bland.

 

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25 minutes ago, beetle said:

As for makki ki roti...again too dry without ghee and I feel if you have to eat something with lots of ghee to make it edible,then it is not worth it.I would rather eat popcorn than makki ki roti .:p:

I would rather eat the saag with rice or normal parantha.

I don't mind the sarson ka saag...although I find it rather bland. We eat Rai ka saag version which is far more pungent ...so find the saag a bit bland.

 

 

We always mix saro (sarson),palak, and even add bathu/brocolli to the saag. Also add aalan (makki atta) to the saag in the preparation towards the end while it is being cooked before mixing the tadka. If you find it bland, then your tadka isn't strong enough? 

Also makki roti, it is best to eat if fresh.  Personally, I like mine extra crispy and crunchy. You also have salad mix (Murli/onions) on the side.  I prefer extra butter on the side, not on the rotis. 

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My motto:

 

Image result for tradition is peer pressure from dead people

(1) I am an atheist.

(2) I strongly believe that rituals were created for one purpose - to empower the priest class.

(3) I preach things like "Natural does not mean safe," "Dose makes the poison," "Plants feel pain," "Synthetic pesticides are no more dangerous or no more safe than natural pesticides,"  "Organic agriculture is a luxury for rich people made possible by increased labor of the poor," "Cows are no more sacred than goats or pigs. ..." etc.   

(4) I tell my kids - when you grow up and want to cook something, don't be tied to the "family" recipe.  Do things your way.    

 

 

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26 minutes ago, Param Mastishk Pheeka said:

(2) I strongly believe that rituals were created for one purpose - to empower the priest class.

 

 

you forgot to add one more point

(5) i like to stay in mental asylum :giggle:

Edited by velu

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3 hours ago, beetle said:

The jagraatas of bhajans to the tune of bollywood songs.:facepalm:

 

And the namaz on public spaces .I have heard of people doing it on airplane aisles on flights to middle east and no one dare stop it for fear of offending the holy ones who have no problem inconveniencing the others.

 

Also the bhandaaras on road sides that  cause traffic problems and result in people littering the road with disposable plates and glasses.

in south you will see some random Pillaiyar or Ganesha or mariamma temple , first it will start as a stone beneath a pipal tree and then the fence around the tree will get painted red and white,  then a nandhi or spade in front with kumkum, then a small temple around it - in time half the freaking road will be blocked and there will be habitual traffic issues in the stretch. 

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32 minutes ago, Param Mastishk Pheeka said:

My motto:

 

Image result for tradition is peer pressure from dead people

(1) I am an atheist.

(2) I strongly believe that rituals were created for one purpose - to empower the priest class.

(3) I preach things like "Natural does not mean safe," "Dose makes the poison," "Plants feel pain," "Synthetic pesticides are no more dangerous or no more safe than natural pesticides,"  "Organic agriculture is a luxury for rich people made possible by increased labor of the poor," "Cows are no more sacred than goats or pigs. ..." etc.   

(4) I tell my kids - when you grow up and want to cook something, don't be tied to the "family" recipe.  Do things your way.    

 

 

You mean just like how the head coach position in Indian team Was created  despite having a batting,bowling,fielding coach and a team manager for Shastriji

 

Wow Bhramins still getting positions created  for them even for the steak eating alcohol guzzling types :fear1:

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36 minutes ago, Param Mastishk Pheeka said:

My motto:

 

Image result for tradition is peer pressure from dead people

(1) I am an atheist.

(2) I strongly believe that rituals were created for one purpose - to empower the priest class.

(3) I preach things like "Natural does not mean safe," "Dose makes the poison," "Plants feel pain," "Synthetic pesticides are no more dangerous or no more safe than natural pesticides,"  "Organic agriculture is a luxury for rich people made possible by increased labor of the poor," "Cows are no more sacred than goats or pigs. ..." etc.   

(4) I tell my kids - when you grow up and want to cook something, don't be tied to the "family" recipe.  Do things your way.    

 

 

Well, goody for you. I tell my kids to not do something because others say it is cool. Never be ashamed of your identity, stand your ground! Our generation let their civilization down more than any invader.

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24 minutes ago, Vilander said:

name some south indian food that you dont like and where you ate them.

idli and upma I don't like the most. I've eaten it mostly in the states or guj.

 

Edit: also I tried medu vada once, didn't like it that much. im a big fan of coconut chutney though. I eat it with other things.

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2 hours ago, beetle said:

The litti is hard ball of flour stuffed with stuff and has to be eaten with lot of ghee and chaukha which is roasted brinjal mash .

 

I personally would prefer to eat the brinjal mash with parantha rather than that hard ball of dough.

 

Litti chaukha is a bihari speciality and people who like it swear by it.

 

 

As for makki ki roti...again too dry without ghee and I feel if you have to eat something with lots of ghee to make it edible,then it is not worth it.I would rather eat popcorn than makki ki roti .:p:

I would rather eat the saag with rice or normal parantha.

 

I don't mind the sarson ka saag...although I find it rather bland. We eat Rai ka saag version which is far more pungent ...so find the saag a bit bland.

 

is the taste similar to saag paneer as far as the curry goes?

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8 minutes ago, FischerTal said:

idli and upma I don't like the most. I've eaten it mostly in the states or guj.

 

Edit: also I tried medu vada once, didn't like it that much. im a big fan of coconut chutney though. I eat it with other things.

in US you do have this restaurant called Saravana bhavan  try that for Dosai or try mixed veg parotta (we call it kothu parotta) those are good.

 

Idli is just rice dough , its just the sambhar and coconut chutny that makes it good or bad. 

 

The only upma that is tolerable is averakkai upma  ( that you wont get any where goota get is done by some Kannadiga friend if you have one)

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I avoid any dish with non fried onion or too many seeds -> ususally the other south indian dishes are good tasting.

 

or just dont eat veg dishes, go for proper food its always good all teh currys( kozambu) or frys etc.

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1 minute ago, Vilander said:

The only upma that is tolerable is averakkai upma  ( that you wont get any where goota get is done by some Kannadiga friend if you have one)

I make masal upma with all sorts of garam masala, spices, we called it kharabhaath. Add kesaribaarh (rava halwa for north indians) and the combo is called chow-chow baath. Gujarat is the last place you should try south Indian food. Mumabi is ok if you go to some Udipi restaurant. US has many Dosa Express, Saravana Bhavan , Andhra restaurants that are nearly authentic as the ones in India.

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45 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

Well, goody for you. I tell my kids to not do something because others say it is cool. Never be ashamed of your identity, stand your ground! Our generation let their civilization down more than any invader.

I agree with this.  Don't change things because someone says it is cool.  And don't do things just like your family did it because they said "this is the way *we* do it in *our house.*"   Un vazhi thanee vazhi.

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1 hour ago, Global.Baba said:

You mean just like how the head coach position in Indian team Was created  despite having a batting,bowling,fielding coach and a team manager for Shastriji

 

Wow Bhramins still getting positions created  for them even for the steak eating alcohol guzzling types :fear1:

It's not about Hinduism/Brahmins.  This phenomenon characterizes every religion.  

 

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4 minutes ago, Param Mastishk Pheeka said:

It's not about Hinduism/Brahmins.  This phenomenon characterizes every religion.  

 

Rituals are not wrong totally. There needs to be an order in our lives. Not everyone is capable of being self-disciplined and have a conscious world view of a “liberal” “all knowing” atheist.

 

If a guy feels a few minutes of mental peace listening to a Pravachan of a spiritual guru Or break coconuts in a temple then good for him. Obviously if he is being made to become a menace to the society due to the teachings it is a problem, otherwise don’t see anything wrong with it.  

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54 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

I make masal upma with all sorts of garam masala, spices, we called it kharabhaath. Add kesaribaarh (rava halwa for north indians) and the combo is called chow-chow baath. Gujarat is the last place you should try south Indian food. Mumabi is ok if you go to some Udipi restaurant. US has many Dosa Express, Saravana Bhavan , Andhra restaurants that are nearly authentic as the ones in India.

kesari is pretty prevalent and tastes great, karabaath i personally dont like much.  I never heard of dosa express --> once someone calls its 'Dosa' and saambur  i feel is amateur hour :phehe: a proper man knows its called Dosai and kaapi and saambhar

 

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57 minutes ago, coffee_rules said:

I make masal upma with all sorts of garam masala, spices, we called it kharabhaath. Add kesaribaarh (rava halwa for north indians) and the combo is called chow-chow baath. Gujarat is the last place you should try south Indian food. Mumabi is ok if you go to some Udipi restaurant. US has many Dosa Express, Saravana Bhavan , Andhra restaurants that are nearly authentic as the ones in India.

dude do you get hallasina kai in US ? farking i cant miss it more. i had once this time in Chennai..i managed to get a nice one in Mysore when i went there.

 

this is my absolute favorite

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, FischerTal said:

is the taste similar to saag paneer as far as the curry goes?

Saag paneer is spinach cooked with very little flour...usually besan with paneer added to it.

 

Sarson da saag is usually made by using around 3 greens....sarson( mustard leaves) ,spinach and bathua with some corn flour added to it. 

 

 

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17 hours ago, beetle said:

Their parents suffered even more. 

We will 'suffer ' more compared to our children.It is a cycle of progress.

 

If you choose to have children, the raising of these children is your duty and not a sacrifice to be payed back by  children  through complete obedience and taking over their life decisions.

 

One of the 'elder' in my family had eight children,most of them educated and married off by his eldest son who lived his life like bonded slave because he was raised to believe it was his dharma to help raise his siblings (fathers children).

 

This poor guy has a wife and two sons who hate him because he never had the time,love or money for them.

The old man still gave sermons about sacrifice.

Damnnnn.  I have seen this in my extended family.

 

Cultures do seem to cut across geography/languages and religions. I must say this is a truly Indian phenomenon only.

Edited by Stan AF

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15 hours ago, Vilander said:

in south you will see some random Pillaiyar or Ganesha or mariamma temple , first it will start as a stone beneath a pipal tree and then the fence around the tree will get painted red and white,  then a nandhi or spade in front with kumkum, then a small temple around it - in time half the freaking road will be blocked and there will be habitual traffic issues in the stretch. 

 vivek comedy in kadhal sadugudu. lol

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7 hours ago, beetle said:

Saag paneer is spinach cooked with very little flour...usually besan with paneer added to it.

 

Sarson da saag is usually made by using around 3 greens....sarson( mustard leaves) ,spinach and bathua with some corn flour added to it. 

 

 

hmmm I really should try new food. I'm just stuck on subway+ Taco Bell+ Panda Express :sad:

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