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Indian Culture & Etiquette

India, as one of the world's oldest continually inhabited countries, has a rich and colorful history. Despite being ruled by the British for almost 100 years, India has still managed to retain its culture and traditions. Check out the information in this section to discover all about being Indian.
  1. Annoyances & Inconveniences (10)
  2. Bollywood (5)
  3. Food & Eating (8)
  4. Greetings & Communication (3)
  5. Music (4)
  6. Religion (8)

Top 10 Indian Stereotypes
Let's face it, India attracts a lot of stereotypes much to the annoyance of its citizens. Some are true, but many aren't. Let's take a look at 10 popular Indian stereotypes and see if they reflect reality.

Indian Stereotypes That Bother You the Most
Snake charmers, roaming cows, poverty. These are all common Indian stereotypes. What stereotypes bother you the most? Share your views here and read the views of others.

Avoiding India Culture Shock - What to Expect in India
If you're coming to India for the first time, you're probably feeling a bit apprehensive, not knowing what to expect. Here's some information to help you avoid suffering too much India culture shock when you arrive.

India Culture Shock Experiences
What was your reaction to India culture shock? How did you feel when you first arrived in India? What things do you find difficult to cope with in India? Share your experiences here.

Indian Etiquette - 5 Things Not to Do in India
Fortunately, Indians are very forgiving toward foreigners who aren't always aware of Indian etiquette. However, to help you avoid embarrassing mistakes, here are five things not to do in India.

Share Your Indian Etiquette Mistakes and Tips
What aspects of Indian etiquette have you found most challenging? Have you made any mistakes, or do you have some tips to share? Here's the place.

Top 10 Famous Quotes About India
Here's what scholars, historians and authors have to say about India.

India's Growing Population
India's population is likely to surpass that of China, the most populous country in the world, by 2030. The government has been trying to get the population under control but is yet to really succeed. Here are some statistics about India's population.

The Impact of the British Raj Era in the 1800s
The British East India Company arrived in India in the early 1600s, struggling and nearly begging for the right to trade and do business. By the late 1700s the thriving firm of British merchants, backed by its own army, was essentially ruling India until independence was achieved in 1947. This article explains how the British Raj defined India.

Getting to Know India
This portal provided by the Indian government contains lots of useful information to help you become acquainted with India.

Indian Culture by Region
Here's a fascinating overview of India's different regions and their respective cultures.

States of India Information
Find detailed information about each of the states of India.

Review of Enjoying India: Women’s Safety by J D Viharini
Women's Safety in India has become a huge topic of discussion and concern, particularly amongst foreign female travelers visiting the country. This book is an informative and invaluable resource that all women coming to India should read.

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