One of the most popular posts I’ve written for this blog was about my experience with the Indian Head Wiggle, (or Shake, or Bobble- many names for that most Indian of Indian gestures) inspired by an analysis of the wiggle in the fantastic book Shantaram. That post for many years was a cited reference in Wikipedia for the Indian Head Wiggle. I even was interviewed on Canadian radio for my so called expert perspective on the Indian Head Wiggle. Needless, to say, this gesture and topic has become important to me and something that I’ll pay attention to as I hear about in the media.
Given that, it was hard to miss the viral video released last week explaining the Head Wiggle. Within a week, the video had a million plus of views on You Tube and other video platforms. I saw it show up on my Facebook feed multiple times and had a few people send links directly to me who knew about my original post.
A humorous, light post that exaggerates the gesture and the examples, but one that seems to have resonated with the masses. I may have to meet this guy and share Head Shake stories.