Here are a few misconceptions Indians have about India.
- South Indians are Madrasis. South India comprises Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh , Telanganna ,Karnataka, Pondicherry, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar. So the next time, stop assuming any South Indian as just Madrasi.
- Our rich culture and tradition is boring and outdated. Well, really? Take a look at these
- Hindi is the only language spoken in North India. Well do you know that they speak Urdu, a wide range of Hindi dialects, Awadhi, Rajasthani Languages, Gujarati,Marwari, Merwari, Bhagri, Haryanavi), Bihari languages (Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili and Angika), Sindhi, Pahari, Punjabi, Kashmiri, and other languages?
- Brands like Bata and Colgate are native to India. Bata belongs to Czech Republic and Colgate is an American Brand.
- Places in India are not too great when compared to Foreign Locations. Oh, really? Want to see few samples?
- 1. ALLEPPEY, KERALA
- 2. KHAJJIAR, HIMACHAL PRADESH
- 3. COORG, KARNATAKA
- 4. And Many more
- It’s prestigious only if you study in IITs and NITs. Well, this is not to hurt anybody studying in the above institutions. But it’s high time we understand that people from other universities and colleges are prestigious too. An example? Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. He doesn’t belong to either of the above mentioned institutions.
Few Myth And Facts About India:
Myth: Probably that we are all about bright colors and inappropriate dressing. And that we wear traditional Indian outfits everywhere.
Fact: Our beautiful traditional clothing, for men as well as for women, is mostly meant for special (Indian) ceremonies, especially in the current generation. Even otherwise, it is quite elegant, although preferences obviously vary with the large class diversity in our society. But then, is there any country in the world where this is not the case?
Myth: India is filthy
Fact: Go inside an Indian home. Especially since you are visiting them as a guest (=god) they will make sure you enter a very comfortable, neat, and clean space. We broom and mop our houses everyday, some do it even twice a day. Since domestic help is easily available here, most of us pay for it. Those who do not like spending money on this, or can’t afford, do it themselves. And the cleaning routine is physically quite straining. Basically, we are very conscious about cleanliness. There are homes where even entering with slippers on is not allowed.
As far as the environs are concerned, yes, the weak law implementation system coupled with people’s callous approach towards rules does make certain places in most cities filthy. But it isn’t like you have to ‘watch your step’. Cleanliness here is always area-specific. Some cities are more filthy, some are less, some are hardly filthy. Overpopulation, poverty, huge diversity at all levels, a weak administrative system… a lot of factors contribute to the observation. I think anybody expecting a developing nation to be perfect (which, of course, even the developed countries aren’t) is being very harsh.
Biggest Myth On Crowd & Population:
I think a major misconception people have about India is that we have a “population problem”. One more thing we can’t throw up our hands and use as an excuse. The reason is simple.
According to this very nice article, , the whole world’s population can be fit in Texas if we live with the same density as New York City. Which presumes that we can provide the same facilities as NYC does for its people, i.e. water supply, electricity, roads, hospitals etc. at a decent quality and price and which is why people are able to live there at such high densities.
So the problem that India truly has is it can’t make its villages livable. There are no facilities, even basic ones. Because if they were, why would a land-owning farmer from Vidharbha come to work as a peon in Mumbai? We have to stop thinking, “oh my God, where do we place for 1 billion people”. We have lots of space. We’re the seventh bloody largest country on Earth by area, or 48 times the area of Texas.
So stop saying India is “crowded” and “overpopulated”.
There Is Many More Facts But Wait For Next Blog…..!