On your way to an Indian wedding and not sure if you brought the right gift?
Don’t know how to make it up to your colleague that you missed his son’s first birthday party because you booked a last-minute pleasure holiday to Goa?
There is really only one great way to get the best advice on India.
Ask an Indian.
Then ask a different Indian.
Reading articles (like this one) online, purchasing books on India, taking cross-cultural training courses, joining online expat forums, and many other options can be helpful, mostly in that they make you aware of everything you don’t know and offer some nice principles and guidelines.
However, India is nearly always different in practice than in theory. [Read more…]