Taboo for Malaysian Indian culture

Malaysians are a superstitious lot and this is very evident across all the different communities and races around. Among the Malaysian Indians, there has been practices which have been passed down through generations which if used in today’s environment would be deemed as ‘old-fashioned’. Having said that they are still being practiced and adhered to and there are some which are taken very seriously which might be offensive if you do...

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The Indian traditional Kolams

The Indian traditional Kolams are one of the most distinguished culture of the Indian customs. It is commonly used to symbolize auspiciousness which means you will come across them during the big and celebrative festivals like the Deepavali. According to the beliefs, the patterns and design are used to put in front of the home to invite Goddess Lakshmi into the home to drive away negative forces. The Kolams are usually made with rice...

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The Interlok Issue

One might be asking about the Interlok issue which have gotten a lot of Malaysians talking in recent times. So what is the issue really? First it came from the Malay Literature text book of the Form Five syllabus which the Indian community has been calling for it to be altered as it contained an offensive term.The Education Ministry of Malaysia has since been evading the issue and some has claimed that the term would not be offensive...

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Indian Cuisine

Fundamentally, Indian food is known to be spicy. So unless one can take spicy food, Indian cuisine might not be the best choice of a meal. However, having said that, the Indian community has contributed tremendously to the variety of Malaysian food.In fact, it is said that a lot of traditional Malay food were influenced by Indian cuisine and ingredients. Mamak stalls are part and parcel of the lives of Malaysians throughout the...

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Political Influences

Perhaps the most popular Indian politician in Malaysia is Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu, the former president of the Malaysian Indian Congress or known as short MIC. Despite having the lowest number in terms of population, the Indian based political party is the oldest political party in Malaysia.It is also the biggest Indian party which is part of the coalition that form Barisan Nasional or BN which is the ruling party of the country. Samy...

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