Strange Misconception Foreigners Have About India

Blog By mariam  |  01-11-18

Misconception No 1: Foreigners think Indian is a language!

India is a country for Hindus

     India is a country for Hindus

The term Hindustan was given by the Arabs. The word ‘ Industan‘ means the land beyond the Indus River. There are all different kinds of people in India, not just Hindus.


That spoons and forks are alien to us

That spoons and forks are alien to us

We eat food Just because we love the food of our mother hands. We feel comfortable and complete having food with our hands. If you ever hear that coming from your foreign friend, ask them to eat panipuri with a fork and a knife.


Indian people only wear saris and kurtas

Indian people only wear saris and kurtas

There's a wide range of clothing in this world depending on the culture of the area. Not every woman is wearing a sari. Even in villages girls have started wearing jeans and skirts.


India is hot and sweaty

   India is hot and sweaty

India has the most diverse weather. It's cold and snowy here, and beachy and sticky there. nice. There are lots of climate changes in India.


That all Indians are brown skin

 That all Indians are brown skin

A country which is obsessed with fair skin. it’s sarcastic to hear this from them. Hope they could see how people with all type of complexion happily stay here.


That we speak a language called ‘Indian’

That we speak a language called ‘Indian’

Firstly, ‘Indian’ is not a language and India has 22 official languages and 1652 mother tongues!


All Indian Smell Like Curry

All Indian Smell Like Curry

Foreigners don’t know that many of us don’t even have our breakfast till we take a bath.


Indian food is spicy

Indian food is spicy

Not all Indian food is spicy. There's some crazy spicy stuff out there but calming South Indian curd rice which is like a cool dip for your tummy.









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