Ensure your business etiquette, and knowledge of their culture, is accurate to maximise your potential and avoid unnecessary awkwardness.
Business in India can be viewed as a reflection of society; hierarchical structures pervade business and culture, with the result being that strong individuals are leaders in business and their control is unquestioned by those lower on the chain of command.
A house in the suburbs, white picket fences, and an escape from my life once a year doesn’t seem like a very rich way to live life.
In fact with a world so vast, I feel like this would only be living a small percentage of my life.
I’ve said before that that it’s really important to make the distinction between settling and settling down.
We also offer business training courses on Indian culture.
The Indian flag has three equal horizontal bands of saffron, white, and green, with a blue chakra (24-spoked wheel) centered in the white band; saffron represents courage, sacrifice, and the spirit of renunciation; white signifies purity and truth; green stands for faith and fertility; the blue chakra symbolizes the wheel of life in movement and death in stagnation. Remember this is only a very basic level introduction to Indian culture and the people; it can not account for the diversity within Indian society and is not meant in any way to stereotype all Indian people you may meet!
My dad asked if I’d ruled out Indian girls completely, and I said “no, but for the most part I don’t see myself with an Indian girl. But the probability doesn’t seem that high.” When he mentioned that there are girls they could introduce me to, part of me was tempted to have him setup a bunch of dates and then write a series here on the blog about it.
Then, at least something useful would come out of it. After the 500 person wedding that they want to attend on my tab, they won’t give a shi#$#.