Cultural Characteristics Of Indian Culture

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Table of Contents Introduction 3 CHARACTERISTICS OF CULTURE 3 Privacy and Personal Space 3 Communication and language: 4 Time and Time consciousness 5 Relationships 6 Dress and Appearance 7 Food and Feeding habits 8 Work habits and Practices 9 Beliefs and Attitudes 10 Values and Norms 11 Mental Process and Learning 11 Conclusion 12 References 12 Introduction Many of us work routinely with people from other cultures and backgrounds. Often this goes well, and the cultural differences are interesting and enriching. However, sometimes things go wrong for reasons that we may not understand. This is where it's important to understand the differences between cultures, so that we can work with people more effectively, and prevent misunderstandings.…show more content…
At the same time, professors and advisors expect students to speak with them when they are confused or having trouble with a course. It may sound contradictory, but this shows that the person is taking prompt steps to correct a problem - a way of being responsible to oneself. On the other hand, in Indian culture, it is customary to help each other and students should try to solve each other problems together. The professors ask the students if they require any help in their…show more content…
• Wait to be told where to sit. • Guests are often served in a particular order: the guest of honour is served first, followed by the men, and the children are served last. Women typically serve the men and eat later. • You may be asked to wash your hands before and after sitting down to a meal. • Always use your right hand to eat, whether you are using utensils or your fingers. American Cuisine also varies in this culture; however, meat is the core ingredient in almost all meals. Every person has their own way of cooking a certain dish and ingredients can vary depending on the person. The flavours also vary depending on the ingredients of the dish. American culture is mainly known for its popular fast foods such as burgers, tacos, hot dogs, pretzels, etc. Some of the dining etiquette found in American culture is: • Don’t eat fast– savour the food to show you enjoy it and take time to make conversation. • Put your napkin in your lap. • When you need assistance in a restaurant, raise your hand and say, “Excuse me, please!” Other methods used in other countries may not be understood or liked in the U.S. • Learn which food are “finger-foods” and which require

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