Western culture

Swami Ji is a traveller between the cultures and so he likes to compare the Indian and the Western culture with each other. What are cultural differences? What do people think of the other country or culture? Which habits could not be understood in India at all...

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India in the West
After three weeks of writing about relationships of western women and Indian men, I believe this will be my last blog entry in this series. I had no idea when I started, that I would have so much to write about but I had a notion already that it is something that m... Read More

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Supermarket
The day before yesterday I told that an Indian man who moves to the west to be with his girlfriend or wife, has to get used to western individualism. Yesterday I explained how one also needs to be independent in other ways in the west. I would like to take this ima... Read More

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Formalities at Events
I yesterday wrote about thankfulness and mentioned that Indians are, in many ways, very formal while not being formal at all when it comes to thankfulness. That is a feeling that I get quite often and even though in the west there are many manners that people take ... Read More

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We recently had a participant in our Ayurveda Yoga Holiday at the Ashram and I would like to tell you a little bit about her problem and our suggestion what she could do against it - of course without revealing her identity. I just believe that her issue and feelin... Read More

Tags: Ayurveda , Yoga , Feelings , Loneliness

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Elderly People
I yesterday mentioned that people in the west had to send their parents or grandparents to a home for the elderly. I used the words ‘had to’ consciously, because they really were in a difficult situation, not finding another way. There can be many p... Read More

Tags: Family , Western culture

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