Kolkota:If you drive around any city in India you will first notice the chaos, traffic, pollution and non-stop honking of vehicles. But if you observe carefully, in between all this chaos, you will notice the calm and composed figures of the Indian Squatters. These individuals are known to assume the squatting position in any crowded location and can linger around in this position for several
hours at times. They are impervious to the traffic, pollution, noises and almost seem to enter into a Yogic trance. Western scientists and medical researchers are amazed by the physical and spiritual capabilities of these individuals. Scientists from the University of California will be traveling to India to study these people and their habits.
Acknowledging this unique Indian phenomenon, the Indian ministry of social affairs has officially recognized Squatting as a national pass time. With this recognition, individuals assuming the squatting pose must now be treated with utmost respect and not be disturbed.
Squatting is an ancient Indian tradition dating back to the ages of Rishis and Sadhus. The old tradition was starting to fade away in wake of the modern era of chairs and seated potties. With the official pass time recognition, the ministry expects to preserve this ritual for several centuries to come.