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...

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Western Woman finding herself alone in India
Yesterday I started writing about a very important topic: western women who fall in love with Indian men online and then come to India to meet them, hoping to have found the partner of their lives. While I am really always in favour of a positive attitude and darin... Read More

Tags: Emotions , Indian culture , Love , Relationships , Sex , Western culture

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Shame and Guilt after Rape
I told you yesterday how a discussion about clothing caused distance in one of my friendships. We have a very different opinion on this topic, as he obviously believes that rape happens due to the clothing women wear. The conversation went on and I would like to te... Read More

Tags: Friends , Indian culture , feminine

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Indian Bride
I would like to write about an issue which is an evergreen in our society here in general and also on my blog: women in India. The reason to write about these problems today again is the statement of a government minister who recently said that the concept of rape ... Read More

Tags: Indian culture , Marriage , Politics , Rape , Hinduism , India

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Agra
You know that in India, arranged marriages are normal. You can hear all kinds of stories about those weddings and westerners often wonder about how you can marry a complete stranger. Sometimes however, you need a much more practical approach. You need to for exampl... Read More

Tags: Family , Indian culture , Tradition , Arranged marriage , India

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Saying Thank you or not in India
Whenever people come to India and stay for a while, they try to learn some words of Hindi. Starting with the words they deem the most important, they always ask: ‘What does ‘Thank you’ mean in Hindi? And we usually tell them first the Hindi word a... Read More

Tags: Indian culture

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