Namaste is the new cool!
We have been in the midst of a pandemic for some time now. Many things have changed and evolved during these months. We all have had our share of adjustments and are still learning. We are all looking forward to a highly anticipated new normal. One thing that changes during this pandemic was the way people greeted each other. We saw a lot of compassion and empathy in world leaders for the vulnerable population. And while the new channels flooded interviews, speeches and statistical data, the one thing that caught my eye was the world gearing up to our Indian way of greeting “ Namaste ”( pronounced \NAH-muh-stay\) . We saw people across continents learn and absorb this Indian way of greeting when they met people. Even Google acknowledged, “ Namaste is the new Hug!” We all knew it aided in sharing warmth while still maintaining the social distancing norms. Pic Courtesy - Dr. Nandan Chugh and her lovely daughters❤❤ That’s where my research started, most traditions and customs in India