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November 29, 2015
Thank you, Mumbai, from Paris
November 15, 2015
Durga Murti ～ So Beautiful, So Strong
November 8, 2015
The Hanging Garden 〜 What's Hidden under the Green Roof
October 24, 2015
Promnade in Portuguese Quarter 2 〜 Ranwar Village
October 13, 2015
27th September 2015, in the Streets of Mumbai
September 28, 2015
Promenade in Portuguese Quarter 1 ~ Kotachiwadi
September 27, 2015
Ganesh Chaturthi ~ Hurry Up for 11 Days' Enthusiasm in Mumbai !
September 20, 2015
Marine Drive 〜 This Life, That Story
August 23, 2015
Mumbai T.P.O. 〜 Kurta or Tank Top?
August 16, 2015
Bhel Puri 〜 Taste with Your Mouth and Your Eyes
April 1, 2015
June 23, 2015
Gateway of India, Mumbai
--- Head shaking means "Yes" in India, does it?
This is what I was asked several times when I said I had travelled in India.
In many cultures, people nod to express agreement, and shake head to express disagreement.
So when I travelled in India, even if I had learned of this difference in advance, I had a moment of hesitation when I faced a person who was shaking his/her head.
--- Does it really mean "Yes" ?
Moreover, even when they do not express anything special, and when they are just listening to someone, they shake their head too.
Once I asked a young Indian couple why they shaked head like that.
--- Really? I have never been conscious of that.
The girl replied.
Maybe she has been copied unconsciously what she had been seeing all the time in her life.
I asked another person ;
--- What does it mean when you Indians shake your head? I am confusing.
I read that it meant "Yes", but I am not quite sure.
He explained me that shaking head meant "Yes" or "No" or "Maybe" or "Good" or "I see" etc... so many meanings!
Then how on earth one can distinguish "Yes" shaking from "No" shaking ???
--- That's just shake slightly stronger when it stands for "No".
..... need some experience, but still very useful gesture indeed !
I found it's very lovely.
--- May I take a picture with you ?
Indian tourists asked me in Gateway of India.
I shaked my head.
May I take a picture of you ?
They shaked their head. (Uttar Pradesh State)
She shaked her head. (Goa)
He shaked his head. (Dadar, Mumbai)
They shaked their head. (Churchgate,Mumbai)
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