How do I pee in this pants? This is my 5th time in India, and I still can’t master the art of peeing in a Kurta. Kurta, a common, popular and traditional Indian attire, which comprises of a long top that touches the knees and tapered but baggy on the crotch Aladdin drawstrings pants.
Like most women will understand you need to remove the entire bottom without staining your pants with your pee, but like most men will understand, where is the zip? Mind you, the top that touches the knee need to be taken care of as well.
Among the 15 countries I’ve travelled, and each country has a distinctive way to lure you in but India is too diverse, with 300 over dialects speaking in a same country, where as a vegetarian, I find eating anywhere in India convenient, the ashram that promises you tranquillity, the yogis that alight your body, mind and soul into one, where Buddha was enlightened and his Dharma can be felt in the world we live in, where the scene on the streets makes your heart cringe and be grateful with what you had, where buying a bottle of water needs your full attention to ensure it is fully sealed, your senses are heightened everywhere you go, everything you see and every breath you take.
Even shaking of the head are shown as an intimacy to get close to Indians. It’s like a familiar body language we can tell what each other is thinking without expressing through speech.
It’s spiritual, it’s awe-inspiring, it’s humbling yet we still have the desires unfulfilled. The quest for life. India makes you question about life. It makes you live in the present, in this moment, in the NOW.
Like peeing in a Kurta, there is never a logical way of explaining their way of life and it’s not for us to question but to absorb and blend into their centuries’ old culture, to humble ourselves and learn. I’m intrigued and can’t wait to discover what the 5th time in India might be…