Permanent Marker Could Save Your Life

At the New Years Eve party I told Elizabeth that I would post this video because it’s hilarious. It also happens to be a fun way to learn about the cultural significance behind certain adornments of Indian women.

The commercial came up because we were discussing whether I still wore sindoor (red powder) on the part in my hair as a symbol of my marriage. I did stop wearing it a while ago as I always knew I eventually would. I have a hard time keeping up with daily habits and too many people asked me if I had hurt myself. Basically, It just got to be too much of a hassle.

Despite this, I’m sure I will pick up the habit again the next time we are in India. At least then I won’t have to deal with the questions and I’ll definitely get daily reminders from family. Plus, I’m already used to being stared at constantly when I’m there so it’s not like it will make people stare at me any more than they already do.

Enjoy the video and feel free to take this opportunity to ask me about marrying into an Indian family, our trip to India, or any other related topics. As I always say, people love to talk about themselves. ;o)

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2 thoughts on “Permanent Marker Could Save Your Life

  1. Your problem is Dave isn’t putting it on you. That’ll help with remembering the habit. Also, every time someone asks if you hurt yourself, it’s a chance to talk about yourself! What fun!

  2. Thanks for posting that.
    Man, I don’t get the instant stripping of your marriage symbols. I mean, some people grow really attached to their symbols/adornment, and it seems mean to take them away so quickly. Then, again, I’m obviously not part of that culture.

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