LOL , you are triggered on using just spoon. People in my country eat rice using hands( fingers basically). It is not due to poverty or lack of education but due either habit or cultural thing or are comfortable eating that way. Though most use just spoon. Fork is also seldom used just for eating noodles or used to pick salads or fruit. Also you can eat mouthful using spoon and hand at a time. and most Indian can open mouth pretty wide North Indian uses hand pretty often and that is because of our food chappati which is flatbread made of flour is almost impossible to eat any other way. BTW , Most people do wash their hand with soap before eating. here for you eating using hands and on leaves. -That is pretty common in south india.