In the Newspapers (again)

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Here are some interesting snippets from the Indian newspapers.


There was comment that Chinese generally mistrust India.  There are two apparent reasons:

  • Chinese children are taught in their school history lessons that India was aggressive in how they secured the lands (Tibet-like areas in the North East) near China.  They aren't taught about Tibet in a very different perspective though.
  • Chinese have an inferiority-complex when they view themselves against Indians.  This is due to the richness India's culture and besides India gave them Buddha.  Hhmmm ... I don't quite buy this one.


Arranged marriages are still the norm in India.  Looking a the Matrimonials (ie. Personals) ads in the newspaper, I couldn't help noticing that most of the responses were to be directed to Mrs X (presumably the mother of the seeking party).  It is very competitive and attributes boasted or sought include::

  • qualifications (MBA, IT ... even for girls, and convent-educated ... for girls only I guess),
  • caste (if Hindu, presumably),
  • religion (Sikh, Syrian Catholic, born-again Christian, Shite, Sunni etc),
  • language (Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam etc)
  • other features (Australian PR, USA H1 Visa).


portia says:
Very interesting! I don't buy the inferiority complex one either!
Posted on: Dec 01, 2006
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