Wrong Notions About India

6 Wrong Notions about India that are So Wrong

With time, there are things which see major changes. Some things see a revolution, some become obsolete and some remain as is. However the perception of people tend to remain the same, or it take a while to accept this change. There are several notions as regards India which are regarded as true but in fact are very wrong, at least in today’s time. Following are few of the notions about India that should be proved wrong.

India is a country of snake charmers

Gone are those days when Indians were snake charmers, in fact there was never a time when all Indians made snakes dance to their tune of flute. Today India is one of the fastest progressing nations and is known as the next biggest world power of the coming era. Indians are travelling all over the world and have created a name for it-self. India is one of those countries which have its own space program.

India is a country of snake charmers

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All Indians ride on elephant back

It’s quite funny to known that many foreigners feel that each household in India tames an elephant and riding on an Elephant is one of the commonest modes of transportation. Accepted that some villagers still do make use of Elephants in their day to day life, but when it comes to Elephants in general they are still found either in forests or in zoos not in the backyard of every Indian household.

All Indians ride on elephant back

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National language of India is Indian

Just like the national language of China is not Chinese, similarly the national language of India is not Indian and not even Hindu, its Hindi. The people who are the citizens of India are called Indian and people who practice Hinduism are called Hindus.

National language of India is Indian

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All Indians eat is a curry

There is a lot more to Indian food than curry. Accepted that Indians love curry and most household indulge in making curry, however there are loads of other dishes which consist of Indian cuisine. Of lately Indian cuisine has involved lots of fusion element such as indo-Chinese dishes, indo-Mexican etc., which has redefined the definition of Indian cuisine. And yes, an Indian cuisine is not always hot and spicy.

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All Indians are Hindus

India is known for its diversity and India is one such nation where you would find very well mix of all the religions, whether it is Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Sikhism or Hinduism. Yes most of the Indians practices Hinduism, but that does not mean that other religions do not prevail and are not respected. Indians celebrate all the festivals whether it is ‘Eid, Diwali Guru govind Singh jayanti or Christmas

 

Indian Women are only meant to do household work

This is one of the biggest misconceptions about India. Indian women today are walking shoulder to shoulder with men. Today they have been seen to be successful in all genre of life, whether it is medicine, teaching, aerodynamics and not to forget beauty pageants. In fact Indian women have made a huge mark in the field of Bollywood which is liked by the whole of the world.

Young Cheerful Indian Mathematics Teacher in a Classroom interacting with the class

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Have you heard anything else which can be a myth about India!? Let us know in the comments! Let’s break these wrong notions about India

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