Are Americans astonished to know that most Indians have arranged marriage with very low divorce rate ?
During my two plus decades living in the United States, I have seen many changes occur in my native India. The country eradicated the scourge of polio, sent a rocket ship to Mars on a shoestring budget, built modern highways crisscrossing the country, and flexed its economic muscles, raising tens of millions of people
NRIs can get lot of advantages and opportunities to invest in property in India without much hassle.Primary requirements for NRI Property Investments in IndiaTo invest in any property in India, an NRI should possess an Indian passport.An NRI doesn't need to take permission from the RBI to invest, transfer, dispose or be
Priyanka Chopra has been in the worldwide news since she won Miss World and, surely, American media has been reporting on her win and her subsequent Bollywood acting career. She was in the news quite a lot when she did her Miss World Tour, then when she promoted her movies (think Don, Mary Kom et all) and
Millions of Americans have experience moving abroad. There are infinite ways someone can set up a move with a job when you get there and changes once you are there. This is something nobody can do for you. Nobody. It is a
Exercises is safe method to get six pack abs. For people who want to get six pack abs in short time, you can try Imodstyle 6 Pack Abs (please search on google) . My boyfriend try it and his abs showed clearly within 20 days.Whether you're aiming to achieve your fitness goals or simply want to look good in
Which American women? Americans as you know are of all colors and races. My understanding, honed from my military service manning the post with other guys and talking about girls (and not just my own preferences), is that we generally prefer the more Mediterranean type, which
Do you share the notion that Americans judge people more based on appearances than many other cultures, and that this general emphasis on appearance is what makes them vulnerable to fraud and deception? Why or why not?
Definitely. You see this in political life, Hollywood and American TV.I actually saw a comment from an American on the internet who was apparently baffled that British news readers weren't particularly good looking. He seemed to believe that this was a pre-requisite for being a news reader! In fact there seems to be a belief that
I've been insulted, often discriminated against in the workplace, and even physically assaulted, a large number of times, in Southern England, by White, Southern English people, for ‘being an American'.It happened all of the time, often simply based on my accent... In
I'm from Norway. I can only talk from an outside POW and how it is seen in a similarly western country.Those who are religious look at it as a contract with god and are divinly bound.Some are economically dependant on the marriage as has been the usual situation throughout
I lived in a place overseas where there were LOTS of tourists, including Americans. Unfortunately, many of the stereotypes do hold true (though what follows should not be construed to portray 100% of US citizens who travel overseas):Americans speak loudly and expect everyone else to
Statistics show that each year in the United States, there are approximately 630,000 White Male / Asian Female marriages, while only around 220,000 Asian Male / White Female marriages occur. Obviously, this shows a large discrepancy between the two situations.
I don't know if that has been researched, but the average for ALL Americans is probably very low.Clearly, there are plenty of Americans who can do pull-ups, so the average will be above zero.Pull-ups are probably the hardest exercise to do if you are obese,
I did a quick search and found these results of a survey published in May 2013 (of data gathered in 2011) by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed survey data collected from more than 450,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older
No, modern America is not a dystopia. Utopia actually means "not a place" as it is an imagined setting where everything is perfect. "Dys" means "bad, ill, abnormal", so dystopia means a place where everything is unpleasant or bad.Mention dystopia, and my mind thinks of the world of "Mad Max",
Thank you for A2A.I went abroad because I spent my whole childhood in America as a total misfit in the public schools, being called
The misconception that ‘Americans are less superstitious'.Being an Indian, I come from a land of traditions and beliefs ( also rituals and superstitions). Before coming to US, I used to think, as a developed nation, US must be free from
That is a very general question. I cannot answer generally though, because that would be an unfair generalization. From my experience, I can talk.2 years ago, I visited my cousin in Connecticut. She has 2 daughters, both born in the U.S. and currently being raised here in the U.S. The younger one, may be around 4 years old, asked
There are a couple of ideas that come to my mind:1. The Chinese government vs the Chinese peopleI'd like my fellow Americans to understand that the Chinese government isn't always representative of the Chinese people. Just because the Chinese people aren't actively trying to change the system doesn't mean they agree with everything the
How I can predict your misconceptions?Anyway Americans I noticed can not differentiate between Sub continental people like Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian.They do noy understand difference between Hindu and Muslim.The other popular misconception is India as a extremely poor country. That is not the case.What ever poverty figure you see in
Why the poor in America are so fat? -common question I've encountered in Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and England. This is an extremely complex issue, and I'm no social scientist. There apparently may be a connection between obesity and low income households among children and white women, but no such correlation has been found
There's really no such thing as ‘American' food, except maybe barbecue and hamburgers. You can't eat that stuff forever. Because we're a melting pot of cultures, America has adopted and influenced foods from around the world. Usually, the American influence is to hold off on a
I am from Russia, some things that I thought were weird are:It is very cold inside. And I am from one of the coldest countries in the world haha Americans sure do love their ACs - it was a lot different from what I am used to. I had to put something
This heavily depends on which part of USA you go to.IF you went somewhere like the south, there's a higher chance of discrimination for not being a conservative heterosexual Christian white. I still doubt any violence will be done against you even here though, because Asians are generally seen as humble and not causing problems.
There are some reasons White Americans might be into Asian females, but usually it's because they lack some biological information. Because the overwhelming majority of
As an outsider (an Aussie) looking in I can make a few perhaps helpful observations. Yes, many US Americans (not all) have been successful and the USA has been an economic, military and political force in the world for decades. And the traits that US citizens
I've answered a few similar questions here. Put simply, retiring in Southeast Asia sounded fun, interesting, with cheap food and beer, UNESCO sites to go visit, and seeing so many countries at a slow pace. I left in 2018 for a few
People usually divorce if they can afford to. Financial comfort has saved many a marriage. Black women tend to be more independent and can be more self sufficient in terms of taking care of a family financially. Statistics show black women are the most educated group in America, and the number 1 group of fastest growing entrepreneurs in
The two primary factors that form the basis of our actions are feelings and commitment. Some actions are born more out of feelings. Some actions are born more out of a commitment. There is a third factor too, and that is logic. Some actions are born out of logical reasoning.
Despite all the mean spirited comments, I'm going to have to go with the much more optimistic
No two kids are the same, and they are also the products of their upbringing. However I have observed a few things with American youth culture that get in the way of studies and good academic performance:Delayed responsibility and maturity.
Cricket in America is popular only among the Indian Americans(Indian Community/Subcontinent Community),it is getting a bit more known as many people from India are moving to US .It might be a well known game in the places where there is lot of Indian
Exercise culture in America is very interesting and often cyclical in the sense that we make promises with ourselves to lead a healthier life, set appointments with trainers, join eccentric diet fads, consume any number of diet pills, and yet we still fall into bad dietary habits, fall short at the gym, and
I cannot speak for all Russian people. But as an American person who lived in Russia, I will take a crack at this.I was treated very kindly. Admittedly I do speak Russian, so this made it easier for me. But, honestly, everybody was very nice to me. I got lots of tea and
I'm not a fan of the American Communist Party's ideology. But they should be evaluated objectively. The fact is, the Communists played an important role in the USA in the 1930s. In the early '30s Communists helped to organize the Unemployed Councils that demanded relief when the population faced the catastrophe
This may be a generalisation but all the the American broccoli I have seen has been Calabrese, and a pretty powerfully brassica flavoured version with a distinct note of bitterness. In the UK, you are just as likely to see purple sprouting broccoli which has far less bitterness and far more creaminess in its
I live in a country with many American expats. They are well educated and have many qualities I admire about them. I find it difficult to navigate the cultural differences when forming friendships with some Americans.1) Most Americans tend to value independence and individualism above all else. I
I forget the exact numbers but it is a very very small sliver of the population. It's somewhere around 20% but that number is ambiguous and may mean taking a spin class twice a week which is not much. A percent of people who have ran a marathon is about 0.5%. Triathlons even less. You
What are some of the biggest cultural similarities and differences between Americans and Australians?
Australians and Americans both come from countries that have the highest obesity rate in the world.Australians and Americans are majority white by racial ethnicity (Fact)Australians and Americans love to constantly curse at times despite Australians take it to a next level because of Slang Terms.
What do the average American people eat every day? What time do they eat and how much? How often do they eat out? Which food is popular there?
You're going to get a lot of different answers on this and I'll add in my bit... as a vegetarian Asian-American. Do note that I do cook most of my food at home often from scratch and I have a desk
Here is what I have observed among my peers:Fashion:Hipster-bashingHipstersTwerkingVansPlankingRay Bans MTVComedy Central The Hunger GamesThe Twilight seriesMusic:Miley CyrusImagine DragonsOne DirectionJustin BieberLady GagaKaty PerryInternet/Technology:SnapchatFacebookInstagramSelfiesFiltersTumblrAsk.fm | Ask and answer BloggingYouTubeSelf-facing camerasBuzzfeedSmartphonesPinterestTabletsAnything Apple produces
There are two types of Americans who hate Obamacare. And the categories aren't mutually exclusive. Someone can be in both.People just hate Obama and/or democrats and/or social welfare.There are people who just hate whatever Obama or democrats do. They choose to
Why didn't the Japanese develop a deep-seated hatred against Americans after the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki? How are they friends and allies of America after all of this?
This is a more personal take. My Japanese mother is in her late 80's now and lived through WWII as a young woman. She used to tell us bits and pieces of her experiences when we were growing up. Her village/school was bombed relentlessly, and she lost school friends. She'd talk about the B-29s coming as
America is a continent, not a nationality. People from Canada to the tip of Argentina are all Americans and diets vary greatly among these countries.I imagine that your question is in regards to citizens of the USA, if so, than you are improperly
Why do you think there are so many weight loss programs and videos but at the same time Americans are gaining more weight?
Why do you think there are so many weight loss programs and videos but at the same time Americans are gaining more weight?I think your question kinda answers itself, but you are asking in the wrong order. You know that every year, more Americans become overweight. Thus, the demand for many,
Canadian here, but I think the situation is similar. My parents immigrated from the U.K. in the mid-60's. Mom liked liver, steak and kidney pie, etc. Dad felt that organ-meats and offal were old-country foods, eaten because you had no
Because being lazy is easy. The following is my opinion and does not represent the beliefs of any organization. Humans are descended from predators. Hence the canine teeth. Look at lions, tigers, and any other apex predators. When they are not hunting, what are they doing? They sleep, laze around, etc. If food is scarce, they get
Americans: Is it frustrating that everyone else seems to have an opinion regarding how your country should do things?
This doesn't frustrate me. Everyone knows there are opinions ranging from well-informed and insightful to ignorant and prejudiced rants. Sometimes an outside perspective is very important to shed light on taken-for-granted aspects of one's own country and culture. When traveling, I'm impressed (but not surprised) by how informed people are about the U.S.A. Americans
Are Russians really as spooky as Americans make them out to be?Interesting question. What do you mean by the term
A group of humans could evolve from white skin to a slightly darker skin if given a few thousand generations for natural selections to favour the darker skinned individuals.However, the current "caucasian" American population hasn't existed long enough for
Their entire political system.Disproportionate representation in favour of rural voters.Elected life-time judges.Lobbyists and special interests in control of law making and the government (especially in the current administration).Lying, cheating, swindling, corruption and hypocrisy from politicians with no repercussions.Their lack of ambition.In aid programmes (mismanaged funds (buying tools that cannot be used or maintained), poor
Well, where to begin.Trump in the White house and his access to nuclear launch codes for one. He's a perfect Nero.The growing incluence of the Evangelicals in America and their efforts to expand their reach in Europe. A few new seemingly neutral organisations have popped up in
This is all from a mix of reading both liberal and conservative content from American writers on Quora. Apologies in advance for any inaccuracies:The coastal liberal regions we are exposed to the most, outside of America and mostly through media, actually have limited political power to
As an American, what is one thing that the rest of the world gets wrong about your country or fellow Americans?
The size and scale of the country.The continental United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) is comparable in area to Europe minus Russia (which takes up a lot of space), so basically the USA is similar in a size to a continent. In addition, it has over 300 million people. While that's significantly less than the continent of Europe
Love is a strong word for Americans. We don't fall in love here with our film stars like people in India and other places do.Many people like and admire her. She is seen as a girl of beauty and class here. She is well liked and
Exercises is safe method to get six pack abs. For people who want to get six pack abs in short time, you can try Imodstyle 6 Pack Abs (please search on google) . My boyfriend try it and his abs showed clearly within 20 days.Whether you're aiming to achieve your fitness goals or simply
Some do, some don't.As any other society in the world, Mexicans can hold some prejudices. But I think
I think yes, they do. Not an overwhelming tendency but it is there nonetheless. There is a northeastern look, a Midwestern look, a west coast look, gotta give a shout out to the tall southern hair. As far as
I'm afraid that I don't know enough about what others think to give an informed answer, but I can tell you that my impression of India was always a positive one. It seemed romantic and exotic, and of course it's the world's largest democracy and has a common connection with the British Empire. And Mowgli and Gandhi were
Before I moved to Spain and in talking with Americans haven't been here yet, the perception of Spain tends to be rather simplistic and may depend on how plugged into international news some one is.People who follow the news a bit tend to have this idea that Spain is in economic
We spend $100 a week for two people, but I think that is less than average. We spend about $30 a month on going out to eat. We separate going out because it is a
Well school start in August and ends in May.The cut off date for kindergarten is age on or before July 31st. Or Age 5 before August 1st. In most states because school start in August. Elementary schoolThis is for 2019-2020 school year. Since we are in the middle of the
Is it easy to tell the difference between white Americans and white Europeans based on facial appearance alone?
It is if you are very experienced with both as well as very observant. I lived 4 years in Germany and travelled to 15 countries, each represent somewhat distinct features which also accompanied by dress, and mannerisms can be easilly distinguished from Americans, it
Is it true that Americans live to work instead of work to live? I think the answer varies according to the American but this does ring true for many people in the US. There is so many products and services available to Americans and many people want to have
Is it true that Americans move out of their parents' house after they graduate and live on their own?
That's the assumption and the cultural norm for much of America. I moved out of my parent's house for college and haven't lived there for any meaningful length of time since then. The same is true for my siblings and my wife. As one of the responders has already alluded to, it's part of the American fetish for individualism
Americans hold opinions based on no experience or fact, just on hearsay and Hollywood depictions.Most Italian Americans are descended from immigrants from southern Italy around the turn of the 19th/20th Century.Many immigrants were illiterate and spoke only regional Latino-Romance languages (Barese, Campanan, Sicilian etc.). The first generation
No.Have you ever traveled to other countries? Do you have any idea of the impact that the United States actually has around the world and how people interact with American culture? It's clearly not all considered a bad thing, even from outsiders looking in.Look. Let's take my day
I will take a shot:Alabama: College Football with 15 championships, 15 for University of Alabama and 2 for Auburn.To Kill a Mockingbird Alaska:Denali National Forest and it's majestic wilderness.Arizona:Grand Canyon - enough said.Arkansas:Hot Springs, Johnny Cash, birthplace of Walmart and Bill Clinton.California:Silicon Valley, Stanford University and HollywoodColorado:Rocky Mountains and many
She is one of the good singer, actress of hollywood also.Priyanka Chopra is an ambitious lady. She is a Queen and likes to conquer. She's charismatic. She's not desperate but she's already said she's wants to leave a legacy behind. She's an Alpha woman. She commands her jobs. she's doing her job well.
Paul Revere was the only one of the riders sent out to alert the towns of the incoming British Regulars to bill the Committee for Public Safety for his work, even though he never finished the job. His bill can be seen
The misconception that ‘Americans are less superstitious'.Being an Indian, I come from a land of traditions and beliefs ( also rituals and superstitions). Before coming to US, I used to think, as a developed nation, US must be free from superstitions. How wrong could
Thank you for A2A User-10492258434942592135Sadly, I have to say Avkrishna Rao to a certain degree is right with his observation. But to put all people of Indian origin in one basket would be unfair. My personal opinion is, AV Krishna Rao's assertion is mostly true about people like myself a.k.a.
There are a couple of ideas that come to my mind:1. The Chinese government vs the Chinese peopleI'd like my fellow Americans to understand that the Chinese government isn't always representative of the Chinese people. Just because the Chinese people aren't actively trying to change the system doesn't mean they agree with
I guess the biggest assumption is the assumption of uniformity.A lot of us think about the US as a monolith entity which is culturally homogeneous. Hence all the generalizations and caricatures are applied to the entire population. The sheer diversity
*SIGH* It's so unfortunate that when coming to American-Japanese crossings of culture, setting or actors, the list of
Question: What are some of the biggest misconceptions about the US?That everybody has a gun and there's a realistic threat of being shot at any time - I have lived in many areas across the country and while I do own firearms myself, I have never felt a serious concern about being shot. In
How I can predict your misconceptions?Anyway Americans I noticed can not differentiate between Sub continental people like Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian.They do noy understand difference between Hindu and Muslim.The other popular misconception is India as a extremely poor country. That is not the case.What ever poverty
What are some of the most common misconceptions that Americans, Britishers and most other Western people have about India and it's citizens?
The problem with answering this question is we only know our views are misconceptions when you tell us - and then as one misconception maybe that you lie - we may not believe you. However I am not sure how much is misconception rather than
Well, thing that seem "American" to foreigners but isn't American. First one on top of my head is English. United States of America does not have a national language although we use English alot therefore the confusion. Some states however have the "American" as their official language. Foreigners often
I can offer some insight into this, being a British person living in the USA, though I do travel regularly, especially back to the UK, but I get around other places a lot. I'm going to state a few things that are widely believed outside the US, about the US, none of these
A2A but this is becoming a trash bin quick...Basically the biggest thing is that the religion is a lot older than the American context.First: the conservative branch of the protestant religion is not typically expressed in a republican style hybrid. Nor is the liberal aspect of the
Number 1 misconception Americans have about Jesus is that they are HIS chosen nation. It started back in the first few decades of this country where the doctrine of
I am from Russia, some things that I thought were weird are:It is very cold inside. And I am from one of the coldest countries in the world haha Americans sure do love their ACs - it was a lot different from what I am used to. I had to put something warm inside and
I'll give you several.The income tax will only be used against the extremely wealthy, and it will always be low.Woodrow Wilson said he wouldn't go to war.FDR's policies got us out of The Great Depression. (The economy was recovering until Hoover and FDR
Some common things that has surprised Indian friends who come for the first time;1- How seriously we take seat belts. We aren't even kidding around about not moving that car until you're all buckled in safely. 2- We come off as loud and obnoxious, but in reality our surroundings
Original question:What are the top 10 things that Americans adore?Adore-love and respect (someone) deeplyworship; veneratelike (something or someone) very muchNew born babies.Very old people, those who reach and surpass 100 years.Athletes who are record breakers and are humble.BaseballMomsHolidays and VacationsConvenience of stores and shoppingParades and celebrationsFast food restaurantsThe American
About ambedkar and the way his countrymen treated him1 . When Amebdkar and his brother were traveling to meet their father who was working as cashier in goregaon. They got at padali station and travelled upto Masur. The cart man didn't knew whom he was caring were untouchable In a fit
An accent is merely an interesting point of conversation for about ten seconds. I'm sure they find it as interesting as we find theirs.I find it amusing that so many people seem to think "having an accent" casts a magic spell that makes them
I feel it's important to point out that ‘British' is not a language. British English is a form of English.Anyway. Most Americans think very fondly of British accents and people. Those accents are considered one of the more attractive ones to have. Once, I was in London waiting for the Tubs, and I saw an advertisement for
Just saying something base on very limited size of samples (approximately hundreds, mostly college students):Patriotic in different ways but still patriotic.Very sensitive to political correctness.Having tattoos somewhere, small or large, some of them do not even know what the tattoos actually mean.Talking with a mysterious superior, occasionally
As a person who lived in various places in Northern India, I did not know or shall I say believed that heavy discounts on items are legitimate and even true.Growing up in 90s unlike today's India we didn't have much choices in brands or items
I think one of the biggest misunderstandings probably is many Americans don't think Chinese love freedom nor democracy. Many Americans assume Chinese dislike America. This is not true. Actually most Chinese people I've met like America and American values. In Chinese, America is
Often misunderstood by many (but not most and not all) Americans:-They think H.M. The Queen ‘rules' the UK and ‘runs' the government - when she is only a figurehead with no real executive power. All of the monarch's powers have be
First off, I think the name "America" doesn't rightly apply to just one country, but I'm going to assume you are talking about the only country who thinks it does, the U.S.A.Secondly, for those who live a great distance away, thanks to the generations
Depends if they were born here or they're coming from China. If they're Chinese natives, then all the stereotypes you've seen (small-eyes, high-grades, anti-social) generally apply here.However, if they're born in America (ABCs FTW), then the stereotypes might not apply as much depending on parenting. Some ABCs act a lot like white Americans with just a
How to turn down their speech volume.That the V sign for two of something is very insulting, unless it's palm facing outwards, then it's not insulting, it's a peace sign, or for two of something. A V sign with the palm facing inwards is one which you give to a driver that just
Others have covered the obvious ones like gun control, health, education etc etc Just as one example, may I refer you to Matt's excellent answer HEREBut from a personal point of view there are two more.Referring to your President as
That our country was created by the people. We set up laws and systems that we all agreed to live under. We choose our leaders.None of this was ordained. Nobody's power comes from any God, or has any religious basis. There is no divine
That the Americans smile all the time with a fake smile. No, they don't. Some might, in some jobs that they hate, or whenever they have a bad day and they need to smile, but most Americans are really dedicated to their customers
Adjusting to the cultural shock of seeing people spitting, shitting, urinating and dumping garbage on the road. Also the practise of casteism and untouchability is also a gut wrenching experience for an average American who believes,
I believe Binvayanga's article about how to write Africa put it best the wayHOW TO WRITE ABOUT AFRICABinyavanga WainainaAlways use the word ‘Africa' or ‘Darkness' or ‘Safari' in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar', ‘Masai', ‘Zulu', ‘Zambezi', ‘Congo', ‘Nile', ‘Big', ‘Sky', ‘Shadow', ‘Drum', ‘Sun' or ‘Bygone'. Also useful are
Well a few of the misconceptions I had about Europe before actually visiting were the following:They are rude (this was not the case for most of my trip - one exception was in London. My family faced flat-out ignorant attacks