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2007-08-03
Name: Editor Have you ever attended a formal dinner party? Did you feel awkward? If so, did you manage to get over it? How were you able to relate to the people around you?
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2011-11-18
#1
Name: anisha astrologer
Subject:  food etiquettes
manners are always harmless. they teach discipline while eating which is very important.
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2007-08-08
#2
Name: Rhul
Subject:  Good manners
I think good manners didn' t hurt anyone and it helps impress people.
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2007-08-07
#3
Name: Shona
Subject:  irrelevant westernisation
ourIndian etiquette is totally different. We may carry mithai, we do not necessarily give wine. We bring gifts for the children, we do not question about flower arrangements by the hostess. Guests help in the kitchen if required, we help serve, we do not stress about forks and knives and the correct way to fold a napkin
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2007-08-10
#4
Name: Leon
Subject:  What
The point is, which cultural notions of ettiquette do we accept and which do we not. In many cultures it is an expression of your happy contentment to let out a hearty ´ burp´ following a meal. In other cultures it is a clebration of general bonhomie to eat collectively from a huge platter, with everyone licking morseld off their fingers and inserting the same back into the central pile of food.

So what is the benchmark here? Is sitting stiffly at a table and using an assortment of knives and forks a sign of good global culture, but not belching or eating from the same plate? If so, it IS a very selective notion of what constitutes global culture.
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2007-08-08
#5
Name: Vasundhra
Subject:  I disagree
Take a loot at the high class dinners that are happening in metros. Look at restaurants that provide you a fork and knife to eat. Cmon people you need to know how to eat properly with them or you risk your food flying off the plate and embarrassing you!
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2007-08-06
#6
Name: Ronnie
Subject:  Outdated alien etiquettes
I find all this fuss about ettiquette quite unnecessary... basic ones about not bringing uninvited quests along, or refraining from cotroversial statements is fine and pertains to general norms of courtesy while accepting an invitation.

But things like which cutlery to use, how to hold fork or spoon etc is a lot of ' imported' ettiquette that we could do without. they are totally inappropriate for Indian dishes, culture and conditions.
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2007-08-08
#7
Name: Perumal
Subject:  To Mrinal
Madam speak for yourself. As for most Indians,m they are more courteous and helpful thena the average westerner.

you are confusing manners and ettiquette with a few fussy dodgy formal rituals that have no relevance to today´ s globalised world. After all Indians sit on the floor and eat with their hands, the Japanese and Chinese eat with chopsticks, it is all ethnic culture - but as far as te so called western ettiquette is concerned we are all primitive!
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2007-08-07
#8
Name: Mrinal
Subject:  Mind your manners
I disagree. Especially when you realize that the world is becoming a much smaller place it is important to understand etiquette that is universally acceptable. If you are a globe trotter you will realize how lacking the average Indian is in etiquette.
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2007-08-07
#9
Name: perumal
Subject:  Agrew with Ronnie
I agree this is nothing but an absurd attempt to adapt outdated western standards of ettiquete to our (totally different)sets of circumstances. Even though, at a formal occasion, I know what is demanded of me, I purposely behave in an arrogantly dismissive way ir in a completelyh boorish way.
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2007-08-06
#10
Name: Ganesh
Subject:  Necessary
I feel it is important to know what to do in a formal setting. Nowadays, we interact with people worldwide and certain basic etiquette must be followed.
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2007-08-03
#11
Name: Dinesh
Subject:  Manners
Yeah I think its important that people be taught table etiquette. I was surprised when I had a course on etiquette that theres a way to use the finger bowl, fold your napkin hold your spoon and so on. It' s difficult in some ways as well. first time i used a knife and fork in the way they were supposed to be used was hilarious.
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