Dear NAvneet,Modi should take good use of yr talents and learn about the chinese people more.Super blog.
Thanks Kamal Ji,Modi doesn't need any support from the likes of me. He has enough drive of his own.Navneet
Sailor uncle, the dishes look ....................Good to know you are enjoying your stay and popularitySent you a message on Whats app no reply
Nice to go to this part with nice pictures and wonderful write up. Yes it is very interesting to see how the Chinese use English. I had a small stay at Shanghai when I came for a conference at Fudan University and has some good interactions with the Chinese professors mostly females. I had come for a conference on Aging 4 years back but most of the participants were young!!! And they were eager to know more about India. I think the people are very friendly like in India.
Looking forward for further parts
Cheers and regards
Welcome to Shanghai, I work at that city, I have lots Indian colleagues, our company has a office at Pune, they are very friendly, but their names make me confused, so many Manoj, Girish, Vishal and Abhijit...Is there any history of these names? Can you share these stories to us? In China, we also have many big Chinese surname, such as Zhang, Wang, Lee, each Chinese surname have an interasting tale about begining.
The people are indeed very friendly and those who interact with me especially I find are very fond of India. They see Indian movies and long to visit India. They always keep asking me questions about India mainly about social evils like caste system and rapes etc.
Thank you Navneet and Lucien for the responses. People to people relations are always friendly and only the politicians for their own reasons make it worse.
Thank you for your invitation to Shangai. I would definitely love to come again. With regard to the names Manoj, Girish, Vishal, Abhijit etc- they are generally derived from god's name. They can also be derived from good qualities like Love, Truth, Honesty etc or can be based on other parameters like width, broadness etc- For example Vishal means Broad. And all these are inter connected as well.
With so many gods and with so many names for the same god we have plenty. For example God Krishna alone is having 1008 names that is codified in one devotional song. He has still more names. This is true of other gods like Siva- who is also known as Girish as he is living in a mountain etc.
I hope I have answered your query at least partially.
Xihuan Nee your style and writings.Kamalji is right in his comment that Modi could have used your experience and your art of understanding Chinese life and philosophy in dealing with this country. Sometimes a view of the politician, an ambassador,or an expert is not very candid and useful than of a person like you who has lived among the folks for a number of years. Needless to say that I enjoyed reading this account accompanied by scintillating pictures.
Thanks Karor Ji, I wish that day comes once in my life, when I be the peace ambassador of the nation. One can be that in all sincerity only if he's not a politician.
This reminded me of my China days, not very long, but long enough to starve. Chinese food in China is sure a challenge to Indian non-vegetarians, especially non-vegetarians like me who doesn't even eat pork and beef. So, among so many varieties of food served in the hotel where I was staying, I was surviving on bread, rice and salad!!Once Mayor of the place invited us for a special dinner........can't even describe how pathetic my condition was in that special dinner table.
Hello Anneshwa, I can understand and only an Indian can understand what is troubling a fellow Indian. Even the strong hearted diehard non-vegetarians will chicken out in the face of the challenges the Chinese dishes put before us pose. :)