At work - why do we address seniors as "Sir"?

British left India more than 70 years ago however we still struggle to shake off
the vestiges of our colonial past when we needed to address our rulers with
"Sir" as they were supposedly superior to us Indians.

I actively discourage anyone who calls me "Sir" - my first name works just fine
for me.

One can be respectful without being obsequious.

#work #culture #india