Subculture : A group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the larger culture to which it belongs. (Wikipedia)
India has so many subcultures; groups that have their unique characteristics and sometimes curious traditions. I could be identified as someone belonging to a certain Bible-believing, urban, Christian subculture. My subculture has its good and its bad and it’s funny. Here is a funny take on some of our quirkisms. Apologies if this hurts anyone- no offense, ok? 🙂
1) The word “ministry” has got to do more with pastors and missionaries than with the words ‘Defence’ or ‘Magic’.
2) When you hear the name Louis Pasteur, you think he is a pastor in your city, not a dead scientist.
3) No longer are angels, those chubby winged infants propped up in cathedrals- they are fiery creatures you would rather not meet in a hurry.
4) You are deemed intelligent if you know your state’s current Chief Minister’s name.
I would have loved to say – it is the way women dress that has brought about molesnation, the rape of life across India.
After all, if only women could cover themselves properly, would these cases of battery, abuse, rape and molestation drastically reduce. The alleged statements made by a minister in Goa helps this case further. Whether he was misquoted or not, it better be true that wearing sarees prevents eve-teasing. The responsibility then lies on the ladies, not on men. Now they can take initiative. Ladko se galti ho jaati hai, lekin ladies first.
My first chance to attend the Church Leaders Prayer Fellowship (CLPF) Pune was a few months ago as part of my work. When I first heard that church leaders gather to pray to Jesus together, I must confess my first few thoughts were –
Can we have that level of unity, what with the multitude of denominations and theological differences in Pune churches?