Mar 18, 2010

Why ‘Namaskar’ will be killed by ‘Good morning’

27th February was Marathi Bhasha Divas. That one has to ‘dedicate’ a day to something, indicates that the issue is something already in dire straits. Like a ‘Clean Mumbai’ day.But it got me thinking. Several years ago, I started using ‘Namaskar’ as my greeting. Admittedly, it is not the most common greeting in the business world, but is it such a strange event in India that it should evoke amused surprise? Would a local saying ‘hola’ in Lisbon cause similar merriment?