13 Common Yet Irritating Misconceptions That Foreigners Have About India

They need to get those things right.

13 Common Yet Irritating Misconceptions That Foreigners Have About India
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India is a country known for preaching diverse culture and vivid traditions. And hence, many people from the West travel to India only to experience its rich history and to find peace. This is exactly how India is perceived outside in the world and this is what makes people from foreign get attracted towards the incredible India!

However, there are still a huge number of people living abroad (foreigners) who think that we, Indians only know to pray and worship cows. These can often be seen visiting India only to capture this side of the country while neglecting the other side. Well, those foreigners have huge misconceptions regarding our beautiful country, India.

Yeah! All of them need to visit the country once so as to clear their dumb yet amusing misbeliefs.

For now, let's track down what are those things that firangis (foreigners) need to get right about India.

P.S.: This is not to disgrace anyone but seriously foreigners need to modify their perspective regarding India and its people.

1. Stop thinking that every drink Indians drink is 'Chai'.

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2. You spell 'Gandhi' as 'Ghandhi', which is unacceptable.

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3. Indian food is not all about spices and curry.

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4. And, it is 'Panner Tikka' and not what you say i.e. 'Paneer Tikki'.

4. And, it is 'Panner Tikka' and not what you say i.e. 'Paneer Tikki'.
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5. Indians ride bikes and not elephants.

5. Indians ride bikes and not elephants.
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6. So, it is a myth that we have snake charmers and elephants-filled streets.

6. So, it is a myth that we have snake charmers and elephants-filled streets.
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7. And yes, we do not randomly start dancing just like the Bollywood movies you've watched.

7. And yes, we do not randomly start dancing just like the Bollywood movies you've watched.
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8. Well, every Indian doesn't work at a call center. Some do have their businesses too.

8. Well, every Indian doesn't work at a call center. Some do have their businesses too.
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9. Not all of us do arrange marriage, and yes, arranged marriages are not forced ones.

9. Not all of us do arrange marriage, and yes, arranged marriages are not forced ones.
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10. Indian isn't a language and nobody speaks it. In fact, there are 23 official Indian languages.

10. Indian isn't a language and nobody speaks it. In fact, there are 23 official Indian languages.
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11. I am fair and Indian too. So, calling brown the color of Indians would be incorrect.

11. I am fair and Indian too. So, calling brown the color of Indians would be incorrect.
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12. Yes, we do worship cows but it's not that we start worshipping whenever we see some cow on streets.

12. Yes, we do worship cows but it's not that we start worshipping whenever we see some cow on streets.
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13. No, not every Indian woman wears saree or salwar kameez.

13. No, not every Indian woman wears saree or salwar kameez.
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That's all for now!

Now, you tell me, do you (people from foreign lands) still carry misconceptions about India?

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Do you still carry misconceptions about India?