Are arranged marriages still the norm in India?

Yes. They're pretty much the norm everywhere. Doesn't matter whether it's urban India or rural India, upper class or lower class society, rich or poor, north, south, east or west (north east might be an exception). If you know India only through Quora/Reddit or other internet platforms, you might assume that arranged marriages are hated by younger generation

Are love marriages against Indian culture?

The Smritis of Hinduism recognize eight methods of marriage, one of them being Gandharva marriage. The other seven are: Brahma, Daiva, Arsa, Prajapatya, Asura, Raksasa and Paisacha.Gandharva marriage is, according to Apastamba Grhyasutra – an ancient Hindu literature, the method of marriage where the woman selects her own husband. They meet

Are we Indians losing our culture and values due to westernization? It seems as if we value everything from the west more than our own. Is modernization ruining India? Has western ideology highly influenced our lifestyle?

There are several aspects of culture. Let us look at them one by one.Language: I am really worried about this. Everyone wants to be educated in English medium and I have no problems with that. But no one wants to care about his/her mother-tongue. That is the worrisome aspect. In my

As a resident of India, how much dowry were you asked to pay for marriage despite both families being thoroughly educated?

My son is in a relationship with a girl from his office and he never hides anything from us, so I knew about that. Once I asked him about the future of their relationship- "When are you going to marry?" He said- "Her

Can a North Indian girl marry a South Indian boy?

Let me tell you something :-• South Indian Boys are Humans, not Animals.• They are common Man, not Primitive Man.• They live in houses , not in Caves.• They have all organs of body, not Organ deficient.• They have Fellings, thoughts , they are not Robots.• They have their own living style, Culture, Customs not of others

Do arranged marriages happen outside of India?

Yes and no in America, which is the only country I can speak definitely about.When I taught a discussion-oriented class called "Theory of Knowledge", I had many NRI Indian students along with the others. One discussion that always came up, year after year, was 1)what can we "know"

Do you believe in matching birth horoscope (Kundali) at the time of marriage, love or arranged?

It's insane actually, the kind of things they claim can be known from the planetary positions.There is sufficient evidence that the practice is a needless step to stop you from marrying an ideal partner.A close friend is going

How can an asexual female from an orthodox family in India avoid marriage?

Get admission in some educational course : In India women who are more educated tend to be the least likely choice of a Guy's family.I mean think about it....A woman who is more educated than her husband usually is not accepted in

How common is it to get divorced in India?

Divorce is not common in India.Thanks to the Indian society, for good or bad, it doesn't support people who need to get rid of a a unhealthy marriage. Booth husband and wife become too compromising when they feel they want to get

How do the Indian newly-weds spend their first night?

Note: The following incidents are our personal experiences, not to be misrepresented or misreported for any humiliating ends.Prologue18, November 2011.The day I stepped into a new beautiful world with Vishal -once my distant relative from my maternal roots- now my cutie hubby dear.We knew each other since childhood,

How is India viewed outside India?

My experience in Japan -On a bus journey in Kanagawa prefecture (Japan) in Nov 2017, I met a Japanese grandpa (in his 70s) who was good in English and had been to 40+ countries in his young age for office work. He had also been to the

If I were going to move to India from the west after getting well-educated, would I be considered low-caste and how does arranged-marriage work for foreigners in India?

Drop the idea of caste. Don't think about it. If you can move to the West, go, become educated, and then go back and find someone who is educated enough to understand that the caste system is holding India back. If you have kids, don't tell them their caste.

Is India going from a male-dominated society to a female-dominated one?

I have written a lot about gender issues and gender equilibrium in our country . I have received fair share of both appreciation and censure . I think this question requires impartial judgement on the part of the author and so I will try to be as impartial as possible .But at the same

Is India's traditional/old fashioned set up somewhere responsible for its low divorce rate? Why is the divorce rate higher in the west?

Reason why India ranks low on divorce statistics. However it has got nothing to do with moral character of Indians or the so called Indian culture values. Also, it does not mean couples are happy, it only means a lot

Is it true that all men from India marry only to extend their families?

Most men. Fulfilling familial obligations is important to Indian men, especially in North India. In poor families,mother in laws need an extra set of hands to help out at home. In motherless families, fathers need someone to cook for them at home if sons are staying away.Some also marry to improve their financial situation through dowry. Some are

Is Kerala so backward when compared to the other South Indian states?

This perception of Kerala being backward is understandable(while it is bullshit, of course) and people mostly from north Indian cities develop that mindset once they visit Kerala.Take any of the Kerala cities and juxtapose with the metros in India and one can see that Kerala cities are nowhere near the kind of development cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Should Indians stop doing arranged marriages?

Nope , not at all.Westerners have very wrong notion about arranged marriages , something like people are pushed into it with no choice and you get to see your partner only on wedding night , and then having experience similar to one night stand with

What are some misconceptions held by Indian Americans about India?

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

What are some misconceptions in the world about India and its people?

This answer is especially for Indian readers who have been constantly fed that all Govts since 1947 have been corrupt, and that they have done nothing for India. Though it may be partly true, it is a misconception.In this answer, I am going to put my thoughts straight, and many may disagree

What are some misconceptions that other countries have for India and Indian people?

1- India is a poor country and all Indians are poor leaving some.2- India is dirtiest country and people too.3- India means Bollywood , colourful, spiritual and people are behave as shown in bollwood .4-Generalisation- Indian food spicy and oily ,but the truth the food is not same in all parts of India

What are some of the biggest misconceptions Americans have about India?

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

What are the best things about Indian mothers?

It was my final semester pursuing post graduation in 2010. That day I had my 2nd paper and my mother was not at all feeling well. Now it was time to go for exam and I had to feed my mother. I left it

What are the biggest misconceptions about Indian History?

There are 5 answers to the question but I have a different take which is not liked by either left leaning so called liberals and right wingers , what I will write may surprise many of the readers but kindly think without prejudice that extreme view of both left and right,

What are the biggest misconceptions that Indians have about India?

1- Girls just want money in any relationship whether she is going to be someone's gf or wife. You can just impress her with money and nothing else.2- If you don't believe in god you are cunning, if you don't believe in religion

What are the biggest misconceptions that Indians have about Japan?

There might have been a various instance when you have heard about the way Japanese do things differently.In fact, Japanese trains are late all the time...The government finally started tracking these numbers and found that trains in Tokyo on the Chuo-Sobu Line were late an average of 19.1 days a month

What are the biggest misconceptions that Indians have about mythology?

Similar to Greek mythology, ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Romans or any other culture that we see around us, even Indian mythologies are based on star myths. This is the biggest misconceptions as per me in which people have developed religion, race and caste

What are the frustrations of Indian women?

1: Men come on the top of my list.Being an Indian woman I guess I am eligible to answer this question. Let's start with some real experiences so that I can actually portray what I want to say.● Recently I planned a trip with

What are the misconceptions Indians have about westerners?

The following are popular misconceptions of Westerners in India, and what I used to have when I was growing up in the 90s. I grew up in Bahrain, but had the same opinion as Indians due to movies and MTV:(1) Westerners are all rich.(2) Western women are loose when it

What do Indian husbands need more of from their wives?

This answer is not directed to any particular person or community.Thanks for the question..Through centuries of imbalance Indian husbands have come to address their wives as chattels in the house. They expect their wives to function as servants and menials, cooking, cleaning and washing, taking care of the

What do Indian wives want more of?

I am married for more than 38 years and am qualified to answer with certainty1 Wives wants your 100 percent attention all the time2 You have to cut all your Friends especially female ones including you mother sister and all females from your family3

What effect do you think the arrival of hookup culture in India will have on arranged and love marriages? Will marriage as an institution survive in the future of India?

Surely there is a great change. Marriage is no longer considered a lifetime commitment. As long as the government does not take custody of children legitimate or illegitimate, many couples will be keeping their marriages for the sake of the children. But there is an unhealthy attitude of couples living separately and indulging in

What is the biggest misconception in Indian society?

My cousin brother's life is decided by an astrologer .He is a biology student who wanted to become a doctor . But after taking the course , he lost his interest and started scoring poor marks .He then decided to join engineering but without knowing what

What is the biggest misconception Indians have about western lifestyle?

ndia is always portrayed as a world of mysticism and magic, a place where people from the West come to find peace and meaning in life. Especially after hippies like The Beatles coming to Rishikesh in the 60s, most people abroad think all we do is pray and worship cows.

What is the Indian caste system and how does it work?

In Hindu Mythology people were divided on the basis of the kind of work they do. They were divided into four classes or varnas.1)Brahmins : scholars , teachers etc (Their job is to attain and spread knowledge)2)Kshtariyas : rulers, kings , emperors etc ( Their job is to rule)

What is the list of things that India adopted from Western countries?

1. Glass buildingsThese are more useful in colder climates where they need to let the sunlight in; in hot places like India they have the greenhouse effect and need more energy to power ACs. Not only that, they are more expensive to build.2. Layered clothingTwo-

What is the right age for a girl to get married in India? why?

Whenever the girl is ready. And it requires being ready at several levels. I hope to illustrate the journey by telling you about my path of knowing finally that I can get married.Age 18: I became an 'adult' and my more conservative relatives started pestering

What is the right age to get married for Indian people?

# legally there is 18 for female and 21 for male because at this age body development complete.#but i think when person is mature to handle new relationships, and ready to take responsibility then he or she can marriage after 20.# few my friend get marriage at the age of 22 after graduation because they are mentally prepared

What misconceptions did other foreigners have for India?

Some people still think :India is country of snake charmers while truth is India produces highest number of doctors, Eng and MBA in world.India is a poor country while truth is India is worlds 4th largest economy in terms of PPP.India is a weak country

What percentage of Indians prefer love marriage against arranged marriage?

According to the recent study, 69 percent marriages in India are arranged in comparison to 31 per percent love marriages.If you are looking for best matrimonial sites for arranged marriage, I would suggest you to try Marrily, matrimony application for independent singles..Sharing link for your reference: Marrily Matrimony App - Android Apps on Google Play

What was the strangest cultural thing you have experienced as a foreigner/visitor in the United States?

I came here at age 17 in the 90's and it was a BIG culture shock! Remember this is BEFORE the internet era and the only ideas I have about the USA is from watching TV and from the pictures my father have sent me while he was at Disneyland or at Universal

Why are Indian parents so strict about same caste marriages?

Caste system is not the same in the 21st century as it was in the past.Irrespective of the caste people are choosing their careers.But the mental and social stigma has not yet gone.Even if there are persons with changed perspectives about the caste system peer pressure is not

Why are most married Indian women loyal to their husband?

I think that this question is wrong in itself. It should be like this

Why do Indian parents loath the dating culture?

Dating is an anti-virginity-retention tool, and hence loathed by Indian parents. It opens doors that they would rather tightly lock and have the keys thrown away.To be able to answer this question we have to try and understand the Indian society. People here tend to be more closely

Why do the Indian society poke people who have love marriage if the parents of the child who is having a love marriage are fine with it?

Chumma Jealousy!(Chumma-Simply) :-PEvery society does this in different ways. We Asians are mostly apprehensive about love outside their own religion or class or community even country. For example Chinese don't like their woman marry someone outside of their country and culture. Many Asians more or less have same perspectives. Even Europeans, Western

Why is divorce a big taboo in India?

This is because of a number of reasons:1. Traditionally, Indian women have been housewives only. Their sole source of livelihood has been their parents before marriage, their husbands after marriage and their sons if the husband dies or becomes financially incapable

Why is it so important to get married in Indian society?

Why you ask eh? There are several reasons for this very convenient arrangement imposed over the youth of India. However all of them lead finally to one major driving force. To empower women.....NOT! Indians see marriage as a tether to the 'out of

Why is that in India wife don't call her husband with their name but husband can call her by name?

Yes it is true. That is because the groom is always elder to the bride. Only then their mental ages will match. (women are smarter compared to men at any particular age, girls mature mentally faster than boys ).Not only that as most of the marriages are arranged

Why is the Karnataka-Kerala border very calm and peaceful?

I think the others have mentioned every issue at hand. Actually such a question will seem like an international issue.A state dispute ? Really ? Its a shame that there is violence between the people because of this. So we have to ask why there are border

India: Which are some of the most under-rated things in India?

Indian cities compared to American cities, here's some heavily underrated things:Healthcare - Very accessible to all strata of society in urban areas. During my time in Chennai, I lived in Otteri. This area has a few high storeyed buildings but a large part of the neighborhood was inhabited

Indians, what is an unknown fact about your city?

My city is Patna.Patna is in existence for more than 2000 years under different names like Patligram, Patliputra, Azimabad, Patna etc.The current name of the city, Patna, has originated from the name of  a Hindu Goddess Patan Devi. Greek ambassador Megasthenes described

What are some facts about Northeast India?

I am born and brought up in Arunachal Pradesh and I think I can answer this question.North eastern states of the country is one of the most fashionable regions in the entire country. Women are not judged if their legs, arm pits or belly buttons are visible.Dowry system does not exist in Northeast

What are some mind blowing facts about Tamil culture?

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What are some of the lesser known and mind blowing facts about India?

Interesting Facts About India We All Had No Clue About: 1. A floating post office India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of

What are some of the most heartbreaking facts about India?

The most heart-breaking fact about India is that we have the worlds' largest number of poor people.Even with a very low threshold level (less than Rs 40 per person) the most optimistic estimate of BPL is 20%. This means a staggering 24 crore people are below the poverty line. This is more than the combined

What are some unknown facts about India country?

India is a vast country and among the top developing nations in the world. It has a lot of diversity in languages, customs, traditions, and many other things. There are so many interesting facts about India that we can talk about. Let's learn more about this beautiful country which has a diverse culture and extensive

What are some unknown facts about Odisha one must know?

Odisha has a rich heritage, magnificent culture, traditions, and enchanting mother nature. There are many fascinating and bewitching facts which will mesmerize anyone. Few of them are...Worlds second oldest rock discovered in OdishaScientists have discovered the world's second oldest grain of magmatic zircon from Champua, Singhbhum rock sample in Odisha's Kendujhar district. It is

What are the main cultural similarities between the US and China?

Both are very large, with large populations. Both have diverse landscapes and a diverse population.In the modern era, neither of them are welfare states. Both of them are quite capitalist. Both of them are very patriotic. Both of them view themselves as a superpower of importance.In the modern era, both cultures are relatively

What are the positive and negative aspects in Indian culture?

Positive and negative aspects are generally an individual conception and may not be applied in general. Many aspects that may appear negative today may have served a good purpose earlier. All aspects have to be judged in ref to time, place and

What is a typical Indian breakfast?

I had written this earlier here  Ratnakar Sadasyula-రత్నాకర్ సదస్యుల's answer to What do people eat for breakfast in India?, just copy pasting the answer.  For a typical Telugu guy like me, in an urban middle class family, this is what the breakfast would be in a standard  Andhra household.In my place though

What is Indian culture? What do you actually mean by that?

I got a call from the police station.The SI on the other end:

What is the best way to celebrate days like Independence day or Republic day?

Thanks for the A2A. In addition to the things which have been suggested as answers to this question, I have a different suggestion to all people said. The Republic Day is important because it was on this day that we adopted the Indian Constitution

Why do Indians spit everywhere?

Oh! Seriously one question that many a times arises in my mind just with more 'Sarcasm'.They spit because those jug heads don't have the guts and girth of  self-respect and manners to swallow their own filth. And I declare,

Why is Indian society still so male dominant?

The Indian marriage system is flawed. Still dowry system is not going away. Even influential family with hell of money also ask for dowry. It seems that Indian mentality is simple and that is " Son is the best" and it needs to be

Why is the Indian society male dominating?

its very unfair to say that its male dominating  , we don't want to dominate ,there  should be equality.This is something women herself has to fight for , providing reserved seats in buses ,trains , separate line for women in banks,railway station has further widened the gap

Are Indians aping Western culture?

Adapting culture and aping culture needs to be understood here. Any nation that has exposure to other cultures either it has visitors from them or the people of that country visits them or both will adapt few things from them.Aping also takes place mainly under influence of superiority or

Are Indians forgetting their culture?

There are 3 distinctive qualities that set India apart:Its tolerance towards conflicting ideologies, it's acceptance of different ideas and the ability to comfortably coexist with blaring contradictions. So the Indian culture is this ever malleable fabric whose embellishments keep on changing with changing times, but its texture remains the same.So, No! We

Are there any celebrities who are not characterless, and can be role models for Indian youth, who are some people who never had any extramarital affairs, or illegitimate premarital relationships unlike most Bollywood celebrities?

Define ‘character'. What makes you think the Bollywood celebrities characterless?Is it because some of them are accused of intimate partner violence?Is it because some of them are convicted of accessory to terrorism?Is it because some of them are guilty of sexual assault?Is it because

Are we Indians losing our culture and values due to westernization? It seems as if we value everything from the west more than our own. Is modernization ruining India? Has western ideology highly influenced our lifestyle?

There are several aspects of culture. Let us look at them one by one.Language: I am really worried about this. Everyone wants to be educated in English medium and I have no problems with that. But no one wants to care about his/her mother-tongue. That is the worrisome

Do Indians have a sufficient protein intake?

yes, if eaten traditionally and combined carefully, indians get enogh protein from vegetarian meal. let's talk about our lunch. if we had lunch of rice with 1 bowl of lentils and vegetable curry of chickpea or paneer or soybean or curry pakora(i

How do Americans view India and Indian people in general?

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

How to stop Western influence on Indian culture

I think some of you people answering these questions are confused. I was born and raised in the U.S and I'm going to give my opinion on this.First of all, there is a difference between Westernization and Modernization. Westernization means to adopt Western European or Anglosphere norms,

How is Indian culture better than Western culture?

The most important aspect of Indian culture is strong family and well established social institutions. Whereas in western culture, state is strong provide almost all the required things.In other respects western culture undoubtedly contributed a lot in development of human as well as culture such as whatever

I'm half-white, half-Indian, and live in the US. I was raised with very little exposure to Indian culture. Many people forget I'm half-Indian. How do I seem more Indian while still staying true to myself?

Don't feel like you have to force yourself to be Indian. It is up to you whether you want to be a regular old American or integrate more into the Indian community.I am of Indian descent and I was born in America. There

Indian Ethnicity and People: How familiar is India around the world?

Quite familiar! Some people here in the US know more about India than I do. And it's not surprising. Let me share my experiences.Today I was waiting for the bus while talking to my roommate. The next bus was after half an hour. A man sitting on the bench behind me tapped me on

Is India changing?

Yeah.. ! India is changing simply because of good governance and ground level working of the government.To justify my answer let me share with you all a very surprising and wonderful incident that I've experienced recently.I am traveling to Howrah from Darbhanga (Bihar). Actually it was not planned so I could not reserved a ticket

Is India going from a male-dominated society to a female-dominated one?

No.Let me tell you based on my real experience today.I work as RBSK doctor in Thirumanur block. So my job nature is to visit 105 schools and 122 anganwadi centres and screen children for diseases.Today I visited a village named Melaramanallur a riverine island in the river Kollidam about 50 km from Thanjavur.Though I planned for regular screening

Is the western culture adopted by India fair or unfair?

This is about the 9th variant of the same question, anyway have you considered a life without the:Latin AlphabetEnglish language and literatureUniversitiesMass production of printed BooksNewspapersRule of Law / Limited democratic governmentSecular liberal educationCapitalism, including Banks, Stock and Insurance exchangesModern ScienceModern MedicineFactories and the machinery

What are some common 'misconceptions' Indians have?

Indian Political System is worst in the world (No its not.)ISIS , Taliban was created by Pakistan and ISIS will conquer india and Pakistan by 2020 - (no its not , both were creation of USA policies. Pakistan and Iran are strong nations )Indian Drivers are the worst in

What are some false misconceptions about modern day India by other countries?

Thanks for A2A.The basic problem with education in Western Countries is they are more leaning towards or to glorifying their country. This has led to a population that is unaware of what other countries in the world are upto , how can we compete against them.On the other hand, India,

What are some good Indian news blogs?

In India, numerous news blogs are available to aware us with world news. Online News Portals, Online News Websites, TV channels and similar sources are also provide news like include war, government, politics, education, health, the environment, economy, business, fashion, and entertainment, as well as athletic events, quirky or unusual events about

What are some misconceptions held by Indian Americans about India?

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.

What are some misconceptions in the world about India and its people?

This answer is especially for Indian readers who have been constantly fed that all Govts since 1947 have been corrupt, and that they have done nothing for India. Though it may be partly true, it is a misconception.In this answer, I am going to put my thoughts straight, and many may disagree with me, but there are times when

What are some misconceptions of Western culture in India?

There are several misconceptions about western culture, some rise from Hollywood movies while others come from people who live abroad:Everyone leads a mechanical lifeThis cannot be farther from truth. In western countries people work much less hours than Indians do. They have much more time for themselves and

What are some of the biggest misconceptions Americans have about India?

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 overrated things in India that many seem to follow or do?

I would say most Indians are obsessed about the reproductive capabilities of people around them. Whether it's a distant relative or neighbour or friend of a friend or a complete stranger, they don't mind asking about the most personal and sensitive issues of a married person. Not just asking they offer unsolicited advice even after

What are some of the things you like and dislike in India?

Before I write anything, let me say that I love my country and I am proud of it's rich and varied heritage. [It sure is the part of our National pledge]Dislikes:Most of the days, we have street marches, protests or sit-in demonstrations on the streets

What are some of the worst things which Indians have adopted from western culture?

For me, the west is any place to the west of our borders. So here are some things that came from there that were really bad for us. Going from the concrete to the abstract---Western toiletsWestern clothing (wear jeans on hot summer days)

What are the best and worst things about India or Indians?

Best: India is the largest democratic country which empowers people to select best politicians.Worst: India is one of the most corrupt countries mainly because of its corrupt politicians. Best: India is known for its intellect and talent all over the world.Worst: Indian education system is quite outdated and most of the talents don't get

What are the biggest misconceptions about Indian History?

There are 5 answers to the question but I have a different take which is not liked by either left leaning so called liberals and right wingers , what I will write may surprise many of the readers but kindly think without prejudice that extreme view of both left and right, propensity of

What are the biggest misconceptions that Indians have about India?

1- Girls just want money in any relationship whether she is going to be someone's gf or wife. You can just impress her with money and nothing else.2- If you don't believe in god you are cunning, if you don't believe in religion you are a waste.3-

What are the biggest misconceptions that Indians have about Japan?

There might have been a various instance when you have heard about the way Japanese do things differently.In fact, Japanese trains are late all the time...The government finally started tracking these numbers and found that trains in Tokyo on the Chuo-Sobu Line were late an average of

What are the biggest misconceptions that Indians have about mythology?

Similar to Greek mythology, ancient Egyptians, Sumerians, Romans or any other culture that we see around us, even Indian mythologies are based on star myths. This is the biggest misconceptions as per me in which people have developed religion, race and caste based on these myths.If we put some effort in understanding science of constellations, Vedic astrology

What are the biggest myths about India?

This answer is for all those who haven't looked India with their own eyes and are dependent on the misleading media reports for forming a particluar image in their sensorium.....India is a country with rapes all aroundAbsolutely not...Below is a list of facts for you to decide

What are the frustrations of Indian women?

1: Men come on the top of my list.Being an Indian woman I guess I am eligible to answer this question. Let's start with some real experiences so that I can actually portray what I want to say.● Recently I planned a trip with one of my friends and I took her to an adventurous spot in the city

What are the Indian cultures that have been adopted by the Western countries?

When we talk of culture what does it actually incorporate? Mainly Arts, language, Faith/religion, food , customs/rituals etc.,If we look at all these aspects we find a whole range of influence (not necessarily adopted by the masses, but certainly accepted by them).What is ubiquitous but not

What are the reasons behind Indians not accepting western culture?

Ok, 2 things here....1. Who says we (Indians) do not accept western culture? A lot of what we do, what we think, question, answer, regard, hate and love are inspired a lot by the western culture. I am not

What can rest of the world learn from India?

In 1947, Almost 60% of the population was below the poverty line. The life expectancy was 32 years. We had one of the highest infant mortality rate in the world- 50 deaths for every 1000 births and a literacy rate of mere

What do foreigners don't like about India?

They say that Americans either love or hate India. I love it, and I settled here. The following list is made up of complaints that OTHERS might have about India, NOT ME (one exception), so I hope no one will misunderstand and accuse me falsely.Some foreigners