It is not a big deal to digest the fact that as the locality changes, people change, and their lifestyle changes for sure, no matter even if it’s somebody a colony away from you. You will notice minute changes. When we are from different countries, the changes aren’t minute and are capable enough to make one feel weird for a second. And when the country is India, who likes to follow its own rules and trends and do stuff in its own way, an outsider may get some feeling of a sort of self-doubt or betrayal that can’t is explained deeply for a moment. Let’s get to know some of the things which are common in India but not in foreign countries.
1. Fairness = Beauty
Indians are very fond of fairness, and the reason is that there are misconceptions that cause people to praise fairness itself as beauty. This is the lone reason why the demand for fairness creams and other related stuff is unusually high here.
2. Taking Reuse Reduce Recycle Too Seriously
Nowadays, the donating thing has taken over in most places, but the reusing trend had the best following and still has in most parts. It’s not a big deal to come across households where people use branded but old clothes as doormats, different pieces of clothing made out of old sarees, or jeans stitched together to make a canvas for a unique homemade clothing design. It must be bizarre for guests arriving from 7 seas away.
3. Random Photoshoot
Well, you ain’t gotta be no celebrity to be asked by a stranger for a selfie in India; you need to be different and rare for that place. And if you are a foreigner, be ready for people who are going to click random selfies with you as if relocating their lost siblings like you. This weird practice is too common in Indian tourist hotspots, namely Goa.
4. Dialects Changing With Distance
India has a vast linguistic foundation which means that there are a lot of languages spoken in India. The fact to be noted is that all of them are derived from a single script. But still, a certain language sounds different just at a span of few kilometers. Usually, different languages are spoken in different states, but even a single language spoken throughout the state has a huge number of dialects that vary with distance.
5. The Daily Soap Tradition
Nobody will argue if I say that only 2 things are hyped on TVs in India, i.e., India vs. Pakistan cricket matches and the typical ‘Saas Bahu’ TV serials. Even though Cricket is seasonal, but the hype for such TV programs lasts throughout the year. If we notice the timeline of one of such serials, it has the possibility to last to eternity as these same programs are aired with fresh episodes for ages where physically the old never dies, and the young never gets old!