Society, Politics & Law

Transcript of Diva's video

Updated Wednesday 9th May 2007

Read a transcript of Diva's video diary

Diva Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

Hi, I’m Diva, and we’re in Koregaon Park. This is one of the happiest places in Pune to be. It’s boutiques and cafes and lots of funky stuff happens here - lots of shopping and lots of stuff.  

[GIRLS DANCING]

That is the famous Rajneesh Osho Ashram. It’s been painted black but once upon a time it wasn’t black, it was white. And once upon a time it was also my Granddad’s house. We handed it over to the Oshoites and now it’s the Ashram. It was started by Rajneesh Osho. One of the things Rajneesh said was that lots of people always try to help the poor, and he was a person who thought that he would try to help the rich help the poor. So he started this Ashram and he started the culture and everything about it, and now it’s become a huge thing going on around quite a few places in the world.  

One of the things that is really awesome is the fact that, even though I’m not an Oshoite, we can all enjoy the slippers; whoever’s not an Oshoite can still enjoy the awesome slippers. Some are comfortable, some are not, and they’re really funky, they’re all in really, really funky colours. I will show them to you. And here we actually get to wear the slippers without being an Oshoite, and I find that awesome. And the different shape …

I don’t understand how or why or when or whatever, but for some reason there’s a demand for these chapals all over the world. People from Australia, people from Singapore - everyone knows about these and whenever people come from out of town, they have to come to Koregaon to buy Osho jumpers for all their friends in different sizes, and they get ten pairs each. I think, probably, it’s because they’re so cheap and so comfortable. So it’s the perfect match.

We’ve finally accomplished the problem of trying to figure out what shoes to buy, and we’ve finally decided. I bought the blue ones, they’re finding them in my size - don’t ask what my size is! - and there are these, my friend wants black ones for in the house, because they’re the most comfortable things on the planet! They’re as good as … they’re as good as bathroom slippers and they can be worn out. So these are the black ones and these are the blue ones.

[GOING INTO RESTAURANT]

Hi, we’d like to order  “Wanna Try Sushi”.

[FOOD ARRIVES AT TABLE]

It’s very pretty and nicely decorated. Thank you.

I’m about to take my first bite of sushi, I’ve never tried it before. Let’s see what happens.  

Okay - problem!

I like it! Sushi is raw fish, and it pretty much tastes like raw fish but the stuff that it’s with, like avocado and cucumber and I think some form of rice with it, it is pretty good.

[WAITER EXPLAINS HOW TO EAT SUSHI (INDISTINCT)]

Okay, well we were making a mockery of ourselves because we didn’t know how to eat sushi, let alone chopsticks. So we have just had to mention it, like how to eat sushi and how to dip it in. It tastes better. It tastes better when you know how to do it. I think I will try sushi again, it was nice.

 

For further information, take a look at our frequently asked questions which may give you the support you need.

Have a question?

Other content you may like

Is personality the only factor in how we behave? Creative commons image Icon Kat B photography under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license video icon

Health, Sports & Psychology 

Is personality the only factor in how we behave?

Personality type isn't the only influence on how we behave, explains Brendan Burchell.

Video
5 mins
A Chinese education Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Alison Beale article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

A Chinese education

How does the Chinese system organise itself? As you might expect, there's a fairly firmly defined structure.

Article
article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’

Madhavi Kapur celebrates the multicultural nature of Indian society.

Article
Counting The Crisis - Worldwide Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Counting The Crisis - Worldwide

Counting the numbers of people with HIV infection in a country like the UK can be relatively simple. Tracking the numbers worldwide calls for a broader approach. Discover who's Counting The Crisis worldwide

Article
Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry? Creative commons image Icon Dennis Jarvis under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Why could phosphorus depletion leave us all hungry?

Easily accesible phosphorus rock sources are starting to run out. As the mines empty, food production could be hit. Should access to the rock become a basic human right?

Article
Uganda: Biography Of A Nation Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Uganda: Biography Of A Nation

Discover more about this diverse country, its people, history, government and economy in an article by Carolyn Baxter entitled 'Uganda - an overview'

Article
The Key To The Future Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

The Key To The Future

In addition to helping disadvantaged young people in the UK, Sport Relief money supports kids overseas. It helps those forced to live really tough lives in some of the poorest countries in the world by helping them get an education, stay healthy, find families to love them and avoid the horrors of war. 'A Mile in their Shoes' featured some of these projects and Susan Fawssett delves deeper into the issues raised

Article
Interview: Mohammed Musoke Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Production team article icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Interview: Mohammed Musoke

An interview with head of art and design Mohammed Musoke, part of BBC FOUR's African School series

Article
Understanding international development free course icon Level 1 icon

Society, Politics & Law 

Understanding international development

This free course, Understanding international development, introduces and explores international development by considering the three themes referred to as PASH - Power and Agency, Scale and History, and programmes to promote livelihoods.

Free course
20 hrs