Indian culture is an amalgamation of several cultures and habits but the beauty really lies in the fact that most of us behave similarly no matter where we are. And, we take pride in things that make us different from the rest of the world (mostly in a good way). Here are a few examples of universal Indian behaviour witnessed almost everywhere and how much we love it.
DISCLAIMER: None of these points are meant to hurt/offend anyone’s sentiments. This a light-hearted post simply appreciating things that we experience very often.
#1 Play cricket almost anywhere… ANYWHERE…like a boss!
#2 Bargain – “Bhaiya, na aapka, na mera, thik thik lagalo”
#3 Confess their love for their significant others on monuments
#4 Hoarding – old lamps, furniture, utensils, clothes, shaadi ka joda…. just about everything
#5 Baraat. Enough Said.
#6 ‘Car-o-bar’ Drinking while your poor sober friends drive you around town
#7 India Standard Time aka Indian Stretchable Time
“The invitation card says 8 toh 9 se pehle kaun aayega”
#8 One person speaking four different languages that belong to the same country
#9 Head wobbling and expressive gestures
#10 Driving on any side of the road
#11 Innovate just about anything #Jugaad
#12 Be the cheapest ride to Mars
#13 Use water instead of toilet paper
#14 Mass production of engineers and doctors
#15 Live with parents for as long as you like, with love