what is your impression of indians?

@oindy54 (3446)
India
July 21, 2009 1:19pm CST
Hello mylotters, India is a vast land of diverse cultures,religion,races,language,politics and natural terrain. Indians are often frowned upon by others because India is one of the developing countries. But India may emerge as the next superpower in future,surprising all critics. What is your opinion or rather impression about India and its inhabitants? Do you have a bias against them?How do you view this country in general?
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@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
i haven't been to india but i'd to visit it one day. i'd like to go to tourist spots there and visit the taj mahal. i think hindus have a rich culture and heritage. i've heard a lot of good things about it's progress and it's people. there are so many smart people from india. i think your country has a bright future ahead. although my only comment is that i find it hard to understand them especially with their heavy accent. i hope you're not offended by this. happy mylotting!
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
22 Jul 09
Of course I am not offended.I perfectly understand. :-) The thing is that due to the linguistic diversity not all children go to English-medium schools.Some go to Hindi,some to Bengali-medium schools and other language schools too are there.Therefore,the accent is not quite like yours.However,those from English-medium schools have a strong command over the language and do speak well and can even easily adapt to foreign accents. :-)
@tomjoad (551)
• Philippines
23 Jul 09
glad to hear that. looking forward to visiting your country soon... not too soon though. i gotta find me a decent job first.
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
22 Jul 09
Hi Oindy! I believe that your question is aimed at those users who are not from India because they can give their unbiased opinion about our wonderful country and its people. We Indians are proud of India and we firmly believe that India is progressing leaps and bounds and one day in future it will turn out to be a developed country from the stage of a developing countries. Our Scientists and Researchers are doing great jobs and our well qualified Doctors and Engineers are working in many other countries. I believe that we Indian are best in any field and compete with anyone from any other country. Good Post!
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
22 Jul 09
Yes I wanted to know the opinions of those from other countries and that is precisely why I posted the topic in this category.I want to thank you for the way you have portrayed India and also for appreciating my post.I really hope to see India on the top some day.It is progressing rapidly.Have a great day and happy mylotting! :-)
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
22 Jul 09
Hi Oindy! Thanks for your kind words. I am sure, one day India and we Indians will be on the top and we will rock.
• United States
22 Jul 09
In school when my family moved to the US I quickly made friends with my Indian classmates we had the same quiet studious attitude. The only downside to my comfort with Indians is I now have a 30 year old Indian man-child (just teasing...kind of). I think India has a beautiful culture and fascinating history, many people who are biased against people of Indian origin are either jealous and uneducated or simply ignorant and ruled by their own misconceptions.
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
22 Jul 09
It is really great to have your views.I wish people would be free of their misconceptions some day.Thanks for sharing your opinion.Keep posting and Happy mylotting. :-)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I can't say much of the country itself other than agree that it is developing and could become a superpower. As for Indian people I have no bias. People are people. There are good and bad people in every race, culture, religion and counntry. Making generalizations is good for no one.
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
22 Jul 09
It is really nice to know that you consider every one equal irrespective of the country,race,culture and religion.We should be broad-minded and tolerant of all others no matter where they hail from or what their origin is.
@tdemex (3547)
• United States
21 Jul 09
I live in the USA and Mexico. I really haven't had a lot of experience with the Indian people. that being said I've gotten people in India when call US companies with, problems and just about every time it was a bad experience, I realize it's not the fault of the Indian person on the other end of the line, they are just rtying to do a job. But it still leaves a bad taste in your mouth and you tend to blame them for not being prepared or not understanding English. I have watched some of the Bollywood movies and do like them, the gals are very good looking and the singing makes it seem like a happy place but I do realize it's only and movie and not reality! I keep up with World events and the conflict with Pakistan is a tragic situation wish all the countries would settle their religious differences! But that won't happen either it's to ingrained in the people! I've ran into a few Indians in the medical profession here, in the USA, and they were wonderful to me! So all and all I wish the country luck! tdemex
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
21 Jul 09
It is really wonderful to have your views. :-) The problem with call-center employees could be due to the fact that they find it difficult to understand the accent of people from the U.S.India is tolerant towards all religions and that is one of the best things among a whole lot of others.Here you will find people of all races,religions,castes and communities living in harmony.Bollywood beauties are a treat for the eyes I guess.Indians are making their way into top jobs in places like the U.S. and I am really happy to be a part of this nation.Do pay a visit to India if you ever wish to.You will be struck by the natural beauty,places of historical importance and most of all,by the hospitality of the people.Have a great day and happy mylotting!
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
21 Jul 09
India is vast with different cultures, languages, religions, castes etc... etc. The biggest plus point is the Unity in diversity. India is a country where holy people lived. India gave Bhagavad Gita and other greatest philosophy to the world. Ancient Indians were matchless in astronomy, civil construction, medicine including surgery, astrology, martial arts etc... etc.. Indians are kind, intelligent, and world leaders. I am proud to be an Indian.
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
21 Jul 09
Beautifully expressed.I am proud to be an Indian too.I wanted to know what people from other nationalities think of our country.That is why I posted the topic in this category.Have a great day!
• India
22 Jul 09
I love my country and it's culture. I would not have any type of bias against my country. India will surely emerge as a superpower one day.
• India
22 Jul 09
I'm ofcourse proud of being an Indian.. But apart from all this greatness of resources, kingdoms, monuments which makes India great in papers and textbooks,.. India is not much of a great eXperience for the tourists..Even I've felt when I travel to North India(they consider us as foreigners.. and hav no mercy in cheating) And.. about emerging as the super power.. there should be something more than a freedom fight to brake this political system... and give the power to the deserved ...
• India
22 Jul 09
hi, i dont want to say my country is like that like this..... i can say one think people who visit india they say that country is good we can go visit again if there is chance .......for us in my view i am saying.
• India
22 Jul 09
As an Indian I do really feel proud of the culture, heritage and traditions of our great country. I feel equally proud of how we have been developing over the past decade. But at the same time I cannot and don't want to forget the ground realities. We should not forget that India is not only about Bollywood beauties, beautiful palaces and the Taj Mahal. India is also about the millions of people living below the poverty line, about the terrorist threats we are facing from external as well as internal sources. Having said that it feels really good to have the international community discuss in an open forum about their thoughts and perceptions about India. Thank You All!!!
• Philippines
22 Jul 09
Very nice topic Oindy, actually I am not an Indian but I am now living here in India for two years now with my hubby who is an Indian. Since I am a foreigner, i would like to give my unbiased review of what I have experienced here in India as a foreigner. First things first, i will state the good things and positive things in India. In India you can buy a lot of things for your $10 because the prices of commodities are really cheap. Starting from home grown veggies and fruits. I would really like to shop here for food since they are much more cheaper than my own country Philippines. The second thing i like in India is their tourists spot like Goa, the marvelous place of sun,sand and sea. It is a combination of Boracay, Laguna and Batangas for me. Then we have the Taj Mahal which is listed in the 10 wonders of the World. Other places too are great to visit and I cannot mention them all but they are really splendid as what God has created. India is blessed with agricultural land and fine weather compared to ours who's always visited by storm. Indeed India is a very big country and it takes you days to travel one place to another. Now I will state the negative things, not so good things about India nor some Indians I have encountered here. In India, the system is very manual. They aren't computerized and they have lots of redundant work which takes time to wait since I have been waiting for my application here to get a PIO card so that I may not need any visa anymore since I am married to an Indian. Again, as I have said, system isn't systematized. It will never be ISO certified to me. Their offices are piled up with bunch of paperworks, full of dusts and spiderwebs and once there will be fire, all those documents will be doomed too. Another bad thing i encountered here is lack of hospitality and good manners to most people. Anyway since I understand that education has been a problem here, so most people are uneducated in manners, no respect for ladies and some are dirty minded too. You may never walk the street wearing shorts or something since you will be stared so mind your manners too, this country is conservative, so ladies should wear proper clothings and I don't have problems with that. But what I do bothered for is that no matter how ladies are wearing saree or burqa here, everyday you get to read in newspapers that someone has been rape or kids got raped, its not in the clothing, it is really in the minds of men. Even if it happens everywhere in the globe, but i get so scared to go out without my hubby accompanying me. I would never ever go out alone on trains nor bus, it is a big no-no for a foreigner. Next thing to annoying is that people would promise tomorrow when in fact their service stinks and it will take them more than 3 to 4 days to deliver gas. Even gas here has to be registered and you cannot get a gas tank by just ordering in a store since it is documented. Unlike in our country, you buy gas tank in any local store, anytime of the day without hassle, without papers without documentations nor showing any id. And when your tank is empty, just call on the phone, and after 20 to 30 minutes, your problem is solved. In here, ohh my, we've been waiting for 3-4 days and it is still not delivered even if they say they will, but its a baloney. Next, India is very,very dirty , lack of sanitation and prone to good health since I have seen lots of people just pooping on streets and corners (excuse me for those who are eating here). Whhhyyyy, don't they have a public toilet for goodness sake. I feel so ashamed seeing them do that in an open field or side streets. I just thought that they have been raised like that from the start, without any improvements at all, ohh my, we're in the century of internet and vast media and advance science and technology, but India got behind of what you called "TOILETS". Why do the government allow them to do that too? Anyway, this is all my observation and I have nothing against the people of India, nor India. Since not all people are the same. I have just share my opinion and i respect others here so please respect mine.
@shimanaja (495)
• Indonesia
22 Jul 09
I havent been to India before... But i've heard much bout that country which many cultures,religion,races,language..etc. I think India is one of the most beautiful country in the world with the ancient customs,traditional fashion, and more.. Someday i'd like to visit India..go to Taj Mahal..and learning India language, wearing 'sari' the traditional custom..
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
India... hmm... i was actually born in india. my parents were doing their phd then. so we all learned hindi there. and thanks to the growing bollywood industry, our hindi is still not too shabby. India is.. well india. there is no other place like it. the taj mahal. (which i just recently visited) is just a small sign of india's greatness. From food, to places, india has it all. (did i mention i love indian food? LO-VEEE it!) BUt most importantly... indian people are the sort of people you won't find anywhere else. their hearts are pure and filled with kindess. They help foreigners as much as they can, is one thing that everyone will notice. though there are some bad people, there are bad people everywhere. I like india, though the FRRO, foreigner's registration thing before entering india is a long process, its still worth it. No i'm not bias. I know india people are very smart and kind people. I also did read some where that india and china will soon be the two super powers of the world. Those who are bias, don't know india well. Did i mention india has one of the most interesting history i know. well ok, greek history is good too. hehe.
@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
22 Jul 09
I think India is a great country which has a long time and splendid culture. Indian music is very nice and cheerful. I think this is the most impressive thing for me. I like Indian music although I don't know the language. Indian girls are beautiful. And the Indian wedding is amazing. The food in India is also very attractive. I love China