Some Common Stereotypes When It Comes To India

India, the nation of colors and diversity, has a lot to offer interested visitors. Every international visitor to India has a collection of stereotypes about what the country has to offer, and although these stereotypes are mostly accurate, there are a few things to consider before making a decision.

India has long been a country adored by many for the one-of-a-kind experiences it provides that are special to India alone. India is a vast and diverse country. In India, nearly every province has its own unique cuisine. A good rule of thumb is that every 1000 kilometers, you'll encounter new cuisine and a new language (at the very least, a very different dialect) in either direction. 

The majority of food seen/eaten by people outside of India is Punjabi, which is naturally rich due to its origins in an agrarian land. Even in Punjab, however, people do not gorge on Baltis and Tikka Masalas! The majority of them are British creations by expat Punjabis who simply wanted to satisfy their British patrons' spice hunger (or lack thereof).

However, there are some Some Common Stereotypes When It Comes To India which are mentioned below.

As often as Indians longed for their families, nuclear families are on the growing, and various family members are now more than ever living in different locations. Because of urban migration and economic growth, this affects the lower classes as well. Though extended families may be far away, it is illegal in India to abandon your own parents when they become elderly or disabled. In Indian psyches, there is a deep sense of filial obligation.

In India, the grandparents-grandchildren relationship is also revered and celebrated as a way of passing on beliefs and practices throughout all religions. In terms of practicality, grandparents are ideal babysitters for two working parents who don't want a "potential creep" minding their children when they are gone or leaving them to fend for themselves in a day care center.

Arranged marriages are now something of a "dating service run by families" thing in urban India (at least). There is typically an informal courtship phase during which the potential partners will assess each other. In reality, given their busy working lives, a the number of young people nowadays choose this as a simple way out rather than searching for a potential partner. 

It's understandable that when a family looks for a potential life partner, they look for similarities in economic status, upbringing, beliefs, and community, as these factors influence compatibility.

In India, arranged marriages are even more stable than love marriages because of the social recognition that comes with it. It's similar to the "alliance-making" that takes place in very high-status circles in the West, where class distinctions are closely observed. In India, caste is similar to class in that it is not only a religious but often, more often than not, an economic stratification.

Only south Indians are allowed to love and eat dosa. When people asked me what my favorite food was when I first came to south India for my course six years ago, they were surprised when I said dosa. As a Bengali, it appears that everything must always revolve around fish!!!! And then there's the king of them all "Are you a South Indian? But how do you consume non-vegetarian food? Isn't that something you don't do?"

In addition, not all South Indians are black. If you haven't visited South India and haven't seen them, allow me to introduce you to a few South Indians who work in Bollywood: Are they black, Aishwarya Rai, Deepika Padukone, Asin, Sridevi, Shilpa Shetty? No, it's not true. As a result, there are people here who have much lighter skin than these actresses.

The list goes on and on. The ones that irritate me the most are:

1. Snake-charmers, we're not talking about snakes. We don't ride elephants to work or anywhere else for that matter.

2. Spicy food is not the same as Indian food. We have much better eating habits than any other nation in the world.

3. An Indian cannot be portrayed as an ugly person with a bizarre sense of fashion and a poor command of the English language. No way!

We're the exact opposite.

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