Undeniably, there are millions of people in India who think little, act even less but talk too much. Indulgence in idle gossip, disgruntled attitudes, bitter criticism of all and sundry, frustration over their sorry plight, fate and “kismat”, have in fact become national pastimes.  The number of those who can claim that they keep their tongue within their lips and never talk in vain is limited. The talk of the common people, mostly irresponsible, creates the impression that they have little to do. Indians are indeed typical of the people of the Orient who have nothing worthwhile to say, and yet contrive to spend the longest time in saying it.