The extract from Ian McEwan’s novel The Comfort of Strangers tells the story of Robert and his distant relationship with his family. Robert, the narrator, revisits the time that his parents left him and his sisters home alone in his efforts to see if his sisters did in fact hate him. During their parent’s absence Robert followed his sisters into their parent’s room and watched them play dress up with their mother’s things. The extract follows a sequence of event: the first is dress up in the early after, then, clean up in the late afternoon, followed by dinner. In this extract, Ian McEwan shows Robert’s distant relationship with his sisters, father, and mother by demonstrating the unreliability of appearances and through the use of details.
An Affair with Indian Bridal Wear. In a country whose basis of unity, arises not from the similarity, but the diversity of its people, it doesn’t come as a surprise when the festivities take multifarious forms as well. One comes across starkly contrasting cultures and traditions without even having to leave the country. Speaking of festivities and jamboree, which other celebration could kindle more euphoria than a good old Indian wedding! And believe it or not, like many other happy occasions celebrated in India, a wedding too has many a genre.
John F Kennedy once said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” The Roaring Twenties were filled with many changes from social and political change to important consumer products arising. There were new fashion trends, new technologies, and new possibilities. Thanks to the spread of chain stores and nationwide advertising, people from everywhere were listening to the same things, buying the same objects, and also using the same informal language. Though a small number of young people quite enjoyed the new beginnings the twenties brought, for others it brought many cultural conflicts.
Indian Temples in Singapore - A Quick Guide! Urbandesis, for all of us living here and now calling Singapore as our home, one of the things we admire most about this country is its cultural diversity. In its kaleidoscopic realm, the nation hosts more than 350,000 Indians, who celebrate their religion without any constraints and restrictions. After living in this part of the world for more than four years, one thing that I really appreciate being here is the way it extends a warm welcome to people of all ethnicities, faiths, and cultural backgrounds. It may come across as a surprise to many of you that the choice of following religion in Singapore is enshrined amongst the top priorities of the nation's constitution.
Such as Ram Navami ,Shri Krishna Janamashatmi, Hanuman Jaynti etc. are celebrated for express devotion to the deities.We celebrate festivals to have fun and be happy in remembrance of because of who the fairs and festivals are celebrated that is our God the father. Festivals are mostly based on incidents which happened long ago mostly in
Since then, I have an deep impression on the interesting aspects of the customs of this nation. Since my friend knows that I feel interested in their Indian culture, she invited me to go to her brother’s wedding in India in last December and I realized there are a lot of interesting wedding cultures in India. So I went to India for 6 days for travelling and going to Michael’s wedding.
Its unity and diversity is arresting, making it a hot spot for tourist. The color that is India, the culture, the varying landscape, the language and dialects spoken, the folk load, and song and dance in short, her myriad hues make India a unique nation. Where else but in India can you find the sleek Audi and the humble bullock cart ambling side by side? Or a quaint village laid back in time juxtaposed against a city of skyscrapers like Mumbai or a metro like Delhi “India is my country; all Indians are my brothers and sisters….” These, the opening lines of our national Integration Pledge, spell out the oneness that is India. India is a land of blue lagoon swaying palms, snow capped mountain peaks, lush green plains and
Let us have a look. First thing to point out is that the Indian culture is one of the world’s oldest, and therefore extremely varying. We are presenting to you some useful facts which are good to know when traveling to India. Everyone has heard about the caste system in India, where people born in a different caste are often discriminated against. But don’t be afraid, the locals usually don’t expect foreigners or tourists to behave differently to people from different castes, so you don’t really need to keep that in mind all of your trip to India.
In the absence of family and home, Indian students of Malaysia has come to welcome Diwali in their own way. Known as the world’s largest democracy, India is ample in cultural heritage and is also known as the land of festivals. India celebrates various festivals every month in one or different parts of the country. The whole country unites while celebrating the festivals disregard of region, religion, caste and color. The pièce de résistance of Indian festivals is Diwali.
Let us have a look. First thing to point out is that the Indian culture is one of the world’s oldest, and therefore extremely varying. We are presenting to you some useful facts that are good to know when traveling to India. Everyone has heard about the caste system in India, where people born in a different caste are often discriminated against. But don’t be afraid, the locals usually don’t expect foreigners or tourists to behave differently to people from certain castes, so you don’t actually need to keep that in mind while staying in India.