Indian dream lived out as nations turns into spending superpower

  • metta

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    May 10, 2011 8:22 AM GMT
    Indian dream lived out as nations turns into spending superpower


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    May 10, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Perhaps the culture is catching up with Bollywood!
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    May 10, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    That culture has been the premiere example of free trade since the dawn of civilisation... (along with China)

    For reals, they even have a GOD (goddess Laxmi) of money, and she is one of the most heavily worshipped

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    May 10, 2011 5:35 PM GMT
    Lol. Yes the goddess Lakshmi is very popular. However the consumerism is a bit worrying though. With so much 'spending' power we as a nation still suck at charity work.
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    Sep 24, 2011 5:43 AM GMT
    GreenHopper saidThat culture has been the premiere example of free trade since the dawn of civilisation... (along with China)

    For reals, they even have a GOD (goddess Laxmi) of money, and she is one of the most heavily worshipped



    Sorry to differ, but she is not. The deities from the Hindu epics like Ram and Krishna are followed more than Laxmi and such.
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    Sep 24, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    Advaya said
    GreenHopper saidThat culture has been the premiere example of free trade since the dawn of civilisation... (along with China)

    For reals, they even have a GOD (goddess Laxmi) of money, and she is one of the most heavily worshipped



    Sorry to differ, but she is not. The deities from the Hindu epics like Ram and Krishna are followed more than Laxmi and such.


    Ehm, I said "one of" the most heavily worshipped... surely you will not disagree, as she is represented by such heavily worshipped beings as cows!!!
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    Sep 24, 2011 5:55 AM GMT
    I'm more a fan of Þunarr „Donner” (Thor) :

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    Sep 24, 2011 5:56 AM GMT
    GreenHopper said
    Advaya said
    GreenHopper saidThat culture has been the premiere example of free trade since the dawn of civilisation... (along with China)

    For reals, they even have a GOD (goddess Laxmi) of money, and she is one of the most heavily worshipped



    Sorry to differ, but she is not. The deities from the Hindu epics like Ram and Krishna are followed more than Laxmi and such.


    Ehm, I said "one of" the most heavily worshipped... surely you will not disagree, as she is represented by such heavily worshipped beings as cows!!!


    Cow is just a symbol in this case. There is also a day when Hindus worship all material objects they own that generates them income. They are not necessarily worshipping Laxmi.

    Plus NO ONE worships cows every day! (ugh the media) There are a few days when people acknowledge their importance.
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    Sep 24, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    The BRIC countries continue to lead the world market. Soon it will be time for the US to define itself as a world superpower.
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    Sep 24, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    Advaya said
    GreenHopper said
    Advaya said
    GreenHopper saidThat culture has been the premiere example of free trade since the dawn of civilisation... (along with China)

    For reals, they even have a GOD (goddess Laxmi) of money, and she is one of the most heavily worshipped



    Sorry to differ, but she is not. The deities from the Hindu epics like Ram and Krishna are followed more than Laxmi and such.


    Ehm, I said "one of" the most heavily worshipped... surely you will not disagree, as she is represented by such heavily worshipped beings as cows!!!


    Cow is just a symbol in this case. There is also a day when Hindus worship all material objects they own that generates them income. They are not necessarily worshipping Laxmi.

    Plus NO ONE worships cows every day! (ugh the media) There are a few days when people acknowledge their importance.


    I agree there isn't a practice like 'cow worship' they just respect the animals as a symbol of mother nature along with nature in general, it's similar to bhuddist practices which is where bhuddism was derived from.
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    Sep 25, 2011 1:53 AM GMT
    FootballHawk said
    Advaya said
    GreenHopper said
    Advaya said
    GreenHopper saidThat culture has been the premiere example of free trade since the dawn of civilisation... (along with China)

    For reals, they even have a GOD (goddess Laxmi) of money, and she is one of the most heavily worshipped



    Sorry to differ, but she is not. The deities from the Hindu epics like Ram and Krishna are followed more than Laxmi and such.


    Ehm, I said "one of" the most heavily worshipped... surely you will not disagree, as she is represented by such heavily worshipped beings as cows!!!


    Cow is just a symbol in this case. There is also a day when Hindus worship all material objects they own that generates them income. They are not necessarily worshipping Laxmi.

    Plus NO ONE worships cows every day! (ugh the media) There are a few days when people acknowledge their importance.


    I agree there isn't a practice like 'cow worship' they just respect the animals as a symbol of mother nature along with nature in general, it's similar to bhuddist practices which is where bhuddism was derived from.


    Yes, thank you!
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    Sep 25, 2011 2:07 AM GMT
    alphatrigger saidI'm more a fan of Þunarr „Donner” (Thor) :

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    Why is that Thor so ugly? I prefer this Thor.

    chris-hemsworth-543466.jpg
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    Sep 25, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    I worship cows by eating their flesh and returning their spirits back to nature.

    And welcoming their protein and amino acids into my body. icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 25, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    Hypnotico said
    alphatrigger saidI'm more a fan of Þunarr „Donner” (Thor) :

    23252_100000799478227_2858_n.jpg


    Why is that Thor so ugly? I prefer this Thor.

    chris-hemsworth-543466.jpg


    Mainly because I image googled "Þunarr" and not "Thor", knowing I'd get more hits on the Marvel Comics licensed character than the actual deity.

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    Sep 25, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    alphatrigger said

    Mainly because I image googled "Þunarr" and not "Thor", knowing I'd get more hits on the Marvel Comics licensed character than the actual deity.



    By "the actual deity" you mean him right? chris-hemsworth-543466.jpg

    OMG Isn't he just superhot! *dies* *apologizes for derailing thread*
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    Sep 25, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    He sorta channels this Dolph Lundgren vibe... no doubt he's attractive though, just not really my type. icon_razz.gif


    As for the other guy (Þunarr) he's deffo not my type, but I think he could wipe the floor with most any challenger that comes along.

    I mean, elemental thunder god and a big ass hammer and a majorly defining role in the universe-ending smackdown known to us as Ragnarokr ?

    My money is on the Norse god with the bad ass biker stache. ;)