The Indian Culture- Informative Speech

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Lebanese American University
Byblos, Lebanon

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

Name: Amar Al Bakkar
ID#: 201101998
Email Address:
Tel: 03/925225
Instructor: Mrs. Therese Nasrallah

Date of Presentation: July 2, 2012

General Purpose: To inform

Specific purpose: To inform my audience about the Indian culture's diversity

Central Idea: India is a fascinating country with diverse traditions related to their language, their costumes, and their cuisine.

Organization: Topical Order

Visual Aids: Power Point Presentation

Audience: University colleagues especially those interested in travelling or in improving their knowledge about cultural diversity.


I. “Namaste.”
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a.For example, a man who talks to a woman while wearing a dhoti that ends above the knee is regarded as disrespectful.
(Transition: The last stop on this tour is the Indian cuisine).

III. Similarly to the variety in the Indian culture, language, and costumes, the indan cuisine is also rich and diversified.
A. Mostly, The Hindu and The Muslims have influenced food habits. 1. On one hand, Muslims do not eat pork; as a result they do not cook it and they do not serve it in their restaurants. 2. On the other hand, Hindu groups of India believe cows are sacred, therefore eating beef is restricted. So, keep these things in mind whenever you travel to India! B) Indian food is distinguished by its spices, both digestive and food enhancing. 1. It is important to note that Northern Indians use high quantities of hot spices to help keep them warm and resist the cold weather, which is opposite to the south where it is very hot. 2. An article recently published on pub med discusses how scientists became curious about discovering the reason for the very low proportion of Alzheimer disease in Indians , which is four times lower than Americans. After conducting research on Indian eating habits, they discovered that the secret behind it is THE MAGIC CURRY which is a spice extremely effective in