Up against “What’s up?”; please help! :(

Long back my parents would ask me to be more graceful in dealing with relatives, e.g., to ask them “tamey kem chho” [Gujarati for “How’re you”?], though it literally means not “how”, but “why are you?”! Isn’t that offending, or at least a deeply existential query? Plus, I used to find it pointless. I’d ask, […]

Pride, Arrogance, Rudeness, etc.

SUNDAY, May 10, 2009 When I’d published this post the last time around, I wasn’t completely satisfied with the outcome. Moreover, after researching a bit on the internet, I found better distinctions between the terms, and thought it necessary to include few more confounding terms. I’ve retained the original post at the end of the […]