From Jay Bell and Internationals USA:
This week we have an opportunity to be a blessing to people from India. Recent USA Today headlines read: Militants force pro-West nation onto front lines! India, Pakistan feel pain!
If you are in proximity to people from India (for example, at work or in your neighborhood) or if you see people from India as you are “out-n-about,” be sure to encourage them with words of condolences. Perhaps you could say: “I want to tell you how sorry I am for the trouble you are having in India.”
And then feel free to add, “I’m praying for your country.” And then be sure to pray for India and Pakistan, right? Remember, they are a long way from their country and families.
One more thing, perhaps greet them with a Hindi greeting: “Hello (Nah-mah-stay)! How are you? (Kai-e-say ho?)” It’s the attempt that will bless the people! Even if you botch the pronunciation, you will be a blessing because you tried.
Remember, we’ve been blessed to be a blessing – Genesis 12:1-3