Best and worst things about living in India?

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#31 Jan 3rd, 2009, 04:00
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post ....and also people who are so...rigid in their way of thinking that they couldn't think their way out of a paper bag.
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thank goodness I'm not the only one who notices this.
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Originally Posted by AprilFlower View Post As a white woman, even wearing very conservative clothing, indian men look at you and think "sex".
Are you sure this is only Indian men? I thought it was scientifically shown that all men think about sex 89 times and hour or something to that effect..
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Yeah , I think Indian men are just more honest or innocent about their lechery. Being a western man, I hear what western men say to each other about women. It's not good.
Adolescent boys have a sexual thought every 1.8 seconds. This diminishes over time to about every 16 seconds when you are over forty yo.

And I'd like to say at this point, that Indian men, or a good proportion of them, aren't adverse to sleazing onto men as well as women.
They seem to not mind a bit of something new.
I've certainly been cruised by Men a lot in India..
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Sama - ....and also people who are so...rigid in their way of thinking that they couldn't think their way out of a paper bag.

Isn't this what is called ignorance, and it is everywhere in the world, people are no different on any continent, there may be different cultures and customs, but ignorance is a common human denominator.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post On a really bad day, the worst thing about India is that the expected isn't going to change!
We went out to do some bureaucratic stuff yesterday that we've been putting off for a year, expecting it to be a major pain.

It took a few minutes.

OK... sometimes it's the unexpected!
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Originally Posted by palerider View Post Yeah , I think Indian men are just more honest or innocent about their lechery. Being a western man, I hear what western men say to each other about women. It's not good.
Well at least most Western men make sure that most of the time the women are not aware of their sleazy thoughts, and have the decency not to ogle, and undress you with their eyes...that's quite different than in India!

Though they may be saying it to each other, I have never heard someone shouting "Look Indian chick" out loud in Amsterdam, though I have heard the phrase "Look Western chick" a bit too often in India when I walked by.

I have never been stalked by guys on bikes in Amsterdam, but in Lucknow I got followed every other day, at least once. So - yeah even if men really believe that they have to think about sex so often, fine with me, but don't be so "honest" about it, as women are simply not interested in hearing it.

End of rant - sorry to disturb the positive tone of the thread with dwelling on the worst - part of the question.
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Though they may be saying it to each other, I have never heard someone shouting "Look Indian chick" out loud in Amsterdam, ...
Well... you havent, but I have heard it. it wasnt "Indian" but something very similar.

And very recently faced it in Tokyo too(not from a japanese).... and it was not a sleezy neighbourhood at all.
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Originally Posted by nayan View Post Well... you havent, but I have heard it. it wasnt "Indian" but something very similar.

And very recently faced it in Tokyo too(not from a japanese).... and it was not a sleezy neighbourhood at all.
Mmm. shouldn't have used the word "never" - I knew that was not the right thing to do and would give me this kind of reply. So, I'll rephrase to be more accurate: It is not that is doesn't happen, but it happens a whole lot less, from what I can tell from my experience, that is.

Alright back to the best of living in India... :-)
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Originally Posted by sannna View Post sorry to disturb the positive tone of the thread with dwelling on the worst - part of the question.
Fortunately or unfortunately (not decided which as yet), One goes with the other in the duality of things. We men should be shamed - but there's little solace in knowing that most men I'm sure wouldn't dream of publicly or privately abusing women, but those 'decents' who allow it to happen in their presence, are nearly as pathetic. All women are Goddesses - is that going a bit far?
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All women are Goddesses - is that going a bit far?
Depends on how far you want to get
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Everything's out in the open lovely, OOps sorry, Oh Mary Mother bejasus innuendo is just impossible when it gets introduced - Believe me No ulterior motives.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post On a really bad day, the worst thing about India is that the expected isn't going to change!
Aaah you can't predict that either. Have you ever woken up and found something that you had been trying your best to get done and being frustrated at not being done ... suddenly is being done? Happens to me at times, almost always when I have completely given up on it. That is when I marvel at the unexpectedness of the expected too.
Uhhh does that make any sense??? I suppose it does.
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We went out to do some bureaucratic stuff yesterday that we've been putting off for a year, expecting it to be a major pain.

It took a few minutes.

OK... sometimes it's the unexpected!
Just what I was talking of above ... point proven !!!
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One of the best things about living in India is that women don't mind me smiling at them .
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Originally Posted by livinhimalayas View Post ... suddenly is being done?... almost always when I have completely given up on it. That is when I marvel at the unexpectedness of the expected too
The thing is delivered when 'nature' deems it appropriate, rather than when one impatiently wants something to happen??
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Originally Posted by Paleface View Post Isn't this what is called ignorance, and it is everywhere in the world
actually, no, I wouldn't call it "ignorance." when I referred to people being rigid and not being able to think their way out of a paper bag, I wasn't referring to intelligence. I was referring to being rigid, just like I said. as skk said, inflexible.
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