In lieu of all other central matters at hand, a completely separate point of order you wish to discuss is either prefixed or suffixed with "otherwise". What is usually being proposed is in fact a non-sequitur of not very much finess. The gesture is nevertheless a polite one. And that's what is important.
Shanti: "Ayyo! Ammadi! Rashmi, I can't tell you what a week this has been. Firstly lau failure
but leave that. My father fell ill and had to be hospitalised and he is still in ICU. Then I was coming here to deliver your vdaams
and an autodriver ran over my foot, it is paining so much!"
Rashmi: "I see. And how are you keeping? How are things, otherwise?"
Patient: "Doctor, I think I have gangrene in my left arm where it was severed last week by the machine in my factory. I couldn't get leave earlier so I have just wrapped it in this monkey cap and come."
Doctor: "Ok, ok. That full arm we will amputate no problem. Otherwise any pain?"