Me in Sikh gear

Mustaches for the Win

I have learned a lot from this trip to India, things I thought I already knew. But I was wrong I learned that in all the chaos of New Delhi there is actually order. From watching the hectic roads you would expect there to be accidents but the people seem to mesh right into traffic perfectly. From my topic I learned that there is a strong tie with their facial hair. The people take great care and pride in their facial hair. It is something to be respected and I learned when I see nice facial hair to tell them “Good Work”. In reality it’s a form of art to make something so chaotic and make it take a shape and for it to hold. In the Sikh religion it is super important to not cut their hair because it would be breaking their religious beliefs. I also learned from looking into ancient art that the mustache and beard were signs of power and high class. From this trip I took what I thought was true and got to put it into action and I’m happy with my results and I hope to return someday with a bigger and badder mustache then my first trip to India.

Me in Sikh gear
Me in Sikh gear

One thought on “Mustaches for the Win

  1. I was expecting to see a post about your relationship with the security guard at the Park hotel who consistently checked in with you about your facial hair. That might be a nice narrative to add to the blog and a great opportunity to explore how facial hair helped establish a rapport with someone…

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