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 London, 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 cab, a convenience store, a petrol station, a donut shop or a souvenir shop in Bradford. If nothing is there, he must take a job in India answering telephones and giving technical advice to BT,Dell and AOL computer customers.