I’ve always been interested in how culture develops, so when I heard about this, I thought it was worth a mention.
When a Hindu woman is married, she wears red bangles on their wrists (chooda), a golden necklace (manglesutra), and the red marking applied across the crown of the head to indicate her married status (sindoor).
Interestingly, married Muslim females have caught on to these Hindu traditions, and it’s becoming more common to see a woman in a burqa wearing bright red bangles!
This may be a reason why India is fascinating. Bursting with cultural variety, once distinct, perhaps conflicting cultures now dance together and grow together, affecting one another because of their close proximity. This has global implications – now that globalisation has led to more international and less traditional ways of thinking, how will our cultures grow and develop together?