With Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi going to Iran, there’s been bunches of speak in Delhi about the relationship between our two nations. However, for me, an occasion I had in Iran a year ago let me know more about our center eastern neighbor than any political savant could.
1. We are all Shah Rukh Khan fans
When I flew out to Iran a year ago, I got a warm welcome from numerous outsiders – partially in light of the fact that the subject of Bollywood is awesome icebreaker.
On my first day in Tehran, a gatekeeper outside the Sadabad Palace historical center asked me timidly: “Would you say you are Hindustani (Indian), do you know Shah Rukh Khan?”
For the uninitiated, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the greatest whizzes of Indian film with a fan chasing after the world.
As my companion and I brought a selfie with the Iranian Bollywood fan, something inside let me know that I was in for a treat. Also, I was right.
2. A mystery affection for lipstick
Amid my goes, as I was getting myself captured in neighborhood clothing, an old woman came towards me.
We attempted to convey, yet couldn’t see each other’s dialect.
At that point she mirrored an Indian woman applying lipstick and a Bindi (an enhancement worn on the temple by some Indian ladies).
When I understood what she needed, I gave her my lipstick. She deftly connected it on her lips, looked in the mirror and become flushed like another lady of the hour.
At that point she angrily expelled the lipstick, as though somebody was viewing over her.
Before I knew it, she had planted a kiss on my cheeks, embraced me and left. I can at present feel the glow of that embrace.
I don’t recognize what her reasons were. All I realize this was a minute of female solidarity that required no words.
3. Design and nose employments
There was part for me to learn and unlearn about Iran. Intentionally or unconsciously, we as a whole convey generalizations in our brains.
When I arrived, I was interested to know more about the position of ladies in Iran.
As I wandered around in the city of Iran, I saw ladies putting forth a style expression occasionally with their garments.
The young ladies were adroitly wearing pants, with highlighted hair approximately secured by popular and bright headscarves.
They all conveyed wonderfully decorated satchels. I additionally saw young men and young ladies sitting in parks clasping hands.