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    A very educational video...

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    In the 1930's western film studios typified caricatures of what they think Orientals must be like, using Caucasian actors to play the roles of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan.

    India has about 1,900 dialects and many ethnic groups, it may be inaccurate to template a typical Indian body language.

    So this video may run the same risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    In the 1930's western film studios typified caricatures of what they think Orientals must be like, using Caucasian actors to play the roles of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan. India has about 1,900 dialects and many ethnic groups, it may be inaccurate to template a typical Indian body language. So this video may run the same risk.
    As far as I can tell, everyone in the video are Indians. I would assume they know what they are doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    In the 1930's western film studios typified caricatures of what they think Orientals must be like, using Caucasian actors to play the roles of Fu Manchu and Charlie Chan.

    India has about 1,900 dialects and many ethnic groups, it may be inaccurate to template a typical Indian body language.

    So this video may run the same risk.


    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    As far as I can tell, everyone in the video are Indians. I would assume they know what they are doing.
    hit the nail right on the head

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    I think the point is missed. Please read again. Can 3 Indians (of unknown sub-group or ethnic lineage/dialect) seek to represent ALL Indians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    I think the point is missed. Please read again. Can 3 Indians (of unknown sub-group or ethnic lineage/dialect) seek to represent ALL Indians?
    yes! *shakes head*

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post




    hit the nail right on the head
    Even the head is shaking? Advanced targeting system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post

    Even the head is shaking? Advanced targeting system.
    Comments gotta be more sensitive..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    I think the point is missed. Please read again. Can 3 Indians (of unknown sub-group or ethnic lineage/dialect) seek to represent ALL Indians?
    Do they claim to represent all Indians of your mentioned sub groups and whatnot? Secondly: even if India has these mentioned variety of sub groups there are still some similarities and commonly shared characteristics in expression. Even if they are not shared by all, it is unlikely that it will cause insult and uproar if a shaking of head is done outside its 'standard habitat'.
    Last but not least: Please bear in mind the humorous connotation of the video. In case you missed this part: it is the broad grinning and smiling in the men's facial region that strongly indicates the humorous nature of their work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CasualBear View Post
    Comments gotta be more sensitive..
    Ouch. Sorry. I must have hurt Ricohflex, UncleFai or Kei1309's feeling in this context of my post.
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    Taking the video as its presented in humor... Its funny.

    But India has more than just dialects its totally different languages.. Different scripts, grammar and cultures... The head wobble presented here is mostly for South Indian states... You certainly wont see it if you go up north, west or east.. Just my 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronniegogs View Post
    Taking the video as its presented in humor... Its funny.
    Even if it is humorous and light hearted, it's not an easy task. Try to copy it in front of the mirror, and you'll know what i mean. Each gestures are totally different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    Ouch. Sorry. I must have hurt Ricohflex, UncleFai or Kei1309's feeling in this context of my post.
    my goodness.

    my pet hamster died T_T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post

    Ouch. Sorry. I must have hurt Ricohflex, UncleFai or Kei1309's feeling in this context of my post.
    Although this is KPT, this is still a public forum that can b viewed by all.. just wanna remind that comment should b sensitive to our fellow Indian CSer n public.. any inference to a specific race Shld be taken with care. I do not have an issue with ur statement But misunderstood intentions may leads to negativity by others.. just saying..
    Last edited by CasualBear; 20th February 2014 at 02:43 AM.
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