Namaste. Even if you do not use it yourself, you have probably heard it said many times. The young say it to the old and the old say it to each other. Even VIPs use it to greet the masses. What does it really mean? Is it as simple as a mere ‘hello’? Not quite! The ancient salutation and valediction so often exchanged as part of many Indian customs has a wealth of meaning, one that makes its usage incredibly impactful.
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