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Importance of washing bottoms!

March 19, 2017


Congratulations to Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem on his highly interesting and socially relevant article ‘Let Clean Bottoms Come First!’ in SOM dated Mar.17. Here is a quotation from Shashi Tharoor’s latest book ‘An Era of Darkness’ on the British Empire in India, which is related to the same subject:

The East India Company had forced the weak Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II in 1765 to cede the powers of revenue collection in Bengal to them and their power was on the ascendant. The historian, William Darlymple, quotes a Mughal official named Narayan Singh asking around that time “What honour is left to us when we have to take orders from a handful of traders who have not yet learned to wash their bottoms?”

– S. Subbaraman, Sahukar Channaiah Road, 18.3.2017



The article by Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem ‘Let Clean Bottoms Come First!’ was really apt. This is an ordeal practically every true Indian, however snobbish he or she might be, has to go through or has gone through when one tries to ape western habits which seems to be the in-thing now. But in case one touches this forbidden subject then that person is considered a fool. Doc, you have hit the nail on the head, rather bottom!

– C.K. Aiyanna, Mysuru, 18.3.2017

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Importance of washing bottoms!”

  1. TVG says:

    It is really true what is written abt our railways.Everyone knows
    That none of the trains, neither start or arrive as per the time
    table! The time table is only helping to know how much the delay!
    Even express/super fast trains take 45/60 min to cover the distance
    from banswadi to yeswantpur and from canttstation to city station
    Reason being non availability of platforms! If u travel by a/c coach
    the platforms will be too low and elderly passengers are put into
    lot of problems. Some of the trains are too lengthy with few people
    only during off seasons. Except,Shatabdhi, Rajadhai trains, other
    Trains are not at all kept clean. As in the article, if the existing
    things improved with priority toSAFETY, PUNCTUALITY the passengers
    will be more happy.
    more happy


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