The indian cuisine
India´s cuisine is as diverse as its culture and people. In the course of the centuries and conditioned by climatic and cultural distinctions from Kashmir in the north and Tamil Nadu in southern India, there arosed a big variety of local culinary styles. However, also the moved history of India left its culinary tracks. The north-Indian cuisine, is the best known Indian cooking style in the western world. However, no matter whether the north, the east, the south, or west India - in the essentials in the Indian cookery it is about the right use of spices and the kind of the preparation of the dishes which is not usual in western countries. The art is to enrich the taste of the ingredients of a certain dish by the ingenious mixture of a variety of spices.
...what means Namaste?
"Namaste" or "Namaskar", but also the variations according to region "Namaskaara" or "Namaskaram" are the indian kind to greet someone politely. At this way of greeting, the palms of both hands are brought together in front of the heart, with the fingertips showing upwards. While the word "Namaste" is pronounced, the upper part of the body bends slightly forward. Bending is a graceful way to prove somebody friendship, respect and humility. Nevertheless, "Namaste" is no superficial gesture or an empty word but has a deeper spiritual meaning like „may our souls meet“ or „I bow down to the divine in you“. Mahatma Ghandi once was asked by his friend Albert Einstein about the meaning of the word "Namaste" and answered this: "I honour the place in you where the entire universe resides... a place of light, of love, of truth, of peace, of wisdom. I honour the place in you where when you are in that place and I am in that place there is only one of us."