For centuries, Hindu women have worn a dot on their foreheads. Most of us have naively thought this was connected
with marriage or religion, but the Indian Embassy in Canberra has recently revealed the true story.When a Hindu woman gets married, she brings a dowry into the union. On her wedding night, the husband scratches off the dot
to see whether he has won a taxi rego plate, convenience store, a service station, a kebab shop or a take away cafe in Australia.If there is nothing there, he must take a job in India answering telephones giving technical advice to Telstra and Optus customers in Australia.