Indian culture

Some of the most interesting entries of Swami Balendu's blog are surely those in which he compares Indian culture and customs to Western culture and traditions. Sometimes things work similar, with small differences, and sometimes there is a fundamental diff...

Do not spit Sign in India
Today’s blog will be about a topic which is, for us, a never-ending story. We hope it will have an end one day but as it has been going on for years and decades, I am not sure how high our chances are in this regard! It is the problem of people chewing gutka,... Read More

Tags: Indian culture , Addiction

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Family in 2013
Yesterday we got the news that a few of our school girls have got another small sister. Obviously, with 250 children, there are all the time new siblings being born. Normally when you talk about a new life coming to this earth, you feel happy and celebrate. In this... Read More

Tags: Indian culture , India , Poor , Quality

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Cute Toddler
In the past weeks, I have again experienced something which was a topic the last time when Apra was born and just a few weeks old: the idea that nakedness, even when it comes to children, could be something shameful. It is, to me, the most absurd idea to say &lsquo... Read More

Tags: Children , Indian culture

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Restaurant
In our restaurant, we witness again and again something which we have been working against for many, many years now: domestic violence against children. Unfortunately it is so common here in India that no day passes on which we don’t see a child getting hit o... Read More

Tags: Children , Indian culture , Parenting , Violence

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Time
We have had people steadily coming and going in the past days and weeks and there have been a lot of talks about India compared to other countries and cultures. Obviously, Ramona is often asked what she likes about India or whether she found anything difficult here... Read More

Tags: Indian culture , Time , German

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