1. Arranged marriages.
It is very interesting for someone to know how Indians decide for their marriage. People in the West normally choose their husbands or wives and get married with somebody who they truly love. In india thinks work in another way. Marriage is exclusively a parents issue. Parents are responsible for the success of the future common life of the couple. When the time comes (this time is usually very early, most of the time at the age of seven) for the young lady or young boy to get married, their parents first of all must operate a serious research for the future couple concerning the religion, the caste and sub caste, the economic status, the language, the eating habits and the most important of all the horoscope!!!! The horoscope must match! According to the Indian law of course it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of religion or caste but unfortunatlly the reality obey to the old customs and traditions . One more thing that is worthy to know is how the first meeting of the couple take place. When parents believe that the negotiations is possible to function they allow the couple to meet in a restaurant or in a temple always of course in the company of their families. It is difficult for the west people to understand that all this happens in the 21st century!!! Of course year by year thinks are changing and in the big cities turn to be more modern. The truth finally is , that still most of the marriages in India are arranged.
In india there are many different religions. The most important and impressive for their philosophy are Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism– Buddhism. both of these two religions began in South East Asia and they are between the oldest religions in the world!!! Hinduism It is a religion that doesn’t have a concrete founder or a book with written and concrete rules. The heart of Hinduist philosophy is Brahman “the cosmic power”. This faith helped the religion to accept and assimilate many other different convictions and philosophies. Hinduism recognizes Brahman as the supreme soul of the universe. In india there are many different religions. The most important and impressive for their philosophy are Hinduism and Buddhism Hinduism- Buddhism. both of these two religions began in South East Asia and they are between the oldest religions in the world!!! Hinduism It is a religion that doesn’t have a concrete founder or a book with written and concrete rules. The heart of Hinduist philosophy is Brahman “the cosmic power”. This faith helped the religion to accept and assimilate many other different convictions and philosophies. Hinduism recognizes Brahman as the supreme soul of the universe.
A very old (5000 years old) Hinduism philosophical tradition which became the new trend all over the world. The word Yoga is derived from a Sanskrit root and means to unite or to join . It is a spiritual procedure which focuses in bringing the union between mind and body. Yogic exercises help the human body to have a better function. Especially helps to ameliorate heart problems in controlling blood pressure and diabetes helps also to control negative thoughts and emotions.
4. Indian food
Indian food is very well known all over the world. Each part of India has different kind of food. In India the food is influenced from the traditions of religion and yoga and varies according to the landscape, the languages, the religions, occupations, ethnic groups etc. According to Religion traditions cow is considered as a holly animal and for this reason the consumption of beqf is prohibited. It can be consumed only in the areas where Muslim and Christian people live. Some castes and religious groups it is acceptable to eat meat except of course of beaf. In other castes only the consumption of eggs is permitted. The base of Indian nutrition is: VEGETABLES-LEGUMES-FRUITS. Basic food : Rice, lentils, whole grain flour chicken lamb fish only in the areas near the sea sesame oil sunoil etc Spices have a primary role in Indian Kitchen since the Middle Ages. Generally Indians eat from a stainless steel plate called a Thali which has numerous partitions for the sauces and Indian bread(naan)and rice is for the middle.
5. Travelling on Indian roads
Travelling on India roads it is really an experience . The situation could be characterised as true anarchy. The reason for this is that in India they all drive everywhere without following any rules at all. Motorised vehicles, animal-drawn wagons, Human-powered handcarts and even holly cows which seem to feel that their place to be is in the middle of the street. All these compete with each other to arrive to their destinations. visitors if they have to cross a road, they must first look right then left and when the road is really empty then they must run as quickly as possible especially if they don’t strongly believe in reincarnation!!!!! Because in India motorists stops for no one.