Sunday, January 20, 2008

January 20 Saris and finances

One thing that Indian women seem to have in common is pride in their collections of saris. My current host’s mother showed me her collection which numbers over 200 individual saris. Every one is beautiful! I don't think I have yet seen the same pattern twice of all the saris I've seen.

Another thing that is curious that everyone on the team has noticed is that it is okay to ask a man how old he is but not a woman. Conversely, it is acceptable to ask a woman how much she earns each year, but not a man. I feel very awkward telling people what my salary is but I am getting used to it. I am more used to telling my age than my earnings.

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