Americans have porridge for breakfast, bread and butter for lunch and maybe spaghetti for dinner. But we Indians like some nice crispy dosas or hot steamed-cakes for breakfast, heavy food like biriyani and curd rice for lunch and round off the day with rotis and channa masala.

Isn't it obvious that the Indians are more fond of variety? Would you like to have just a slice of boiled potato when you can have some crispy masala dosas with various types of chutneys? Would you like to have plain bread and butter when you can satisfy your tummy with a whole plate of pulao? Then, why do we need to imitate the Americans — their dress, their lifestyle and even their food?

Maria George, VII B, Nirmala Matha Central School, Thrissur