Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Life at SP Jain Center of Management




16 comments:

  1. Did not know that this is called rain-kissed flower.. ;-)

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  2. Well, they're just flowers that were rain-kissed. :-)

    Our campus had good landscaping, and I liked to stroll around the gardens and look at the myriad different kinds of flowers.

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  3. have you come across this flower in any other country? if not, this can be SG national flower too, other than the orchid.. ;-)

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  4. I got a question Sohan : Why is it always the same kind of tissu that the emirs are wearing on their head ? You know, like that one you are wearing, with these little white and red squares, or white and black squares... ??

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  5. It's called a keffiyeh. It's a traditional headscarf used to keep the sun off the head and, depending on how it is worn, the neck. The red/white and black/white "knotted net" net patterns are commonly used in less formal situations, while the plain white pattern tends to be used more for formal situations (as far as my experience goes). I think the former became more well-known in the West after it became associated with Palestinian nationalism. But here in Dubai, you see a lot of Arabs wearing the white keffiyeh instead.

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  6. Thanks. I didn't really get into drawing until business school. But I guess I am not too bad at it, although I could have been better if I developed it earlier.

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  7. I didn't know its real name. Thanks Sohan. Is there any other keffiyeh than these ones ? Are all the women veiled over there?

    You should really get back to drawing, you are good !

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  8. I think it's pretty much the red/white, black/white and plain-white. Here in the UAE, red-white is more common for causal wear among the Emiratis, and white for more formal appearance. I do not recall having ever seen a black/white one; I think it's a particularly Palestinian thing.

    No, not all the women are veiled here. It much more liberal than, say, Saudi Arabia.

    Thanks for the compliment.

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