What are some things foreigners believe about India but Indians know are laughably way off?

What are some things foreigners believe about India but Indians know are laughably way off?

I’m going to mix this up a little:

What about what others believe about BRITISH INDIANS - but British Indians know are laughably way off :

For a reference point see: Bend it Like Beckham, Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars at No.42, Bride and Prejudice, Anita and me

  • We don’t just fancy other ‘British Indians’
  • We don’t eat ‘curry’ every evening
  • Our houses don’t ‘smell like we just arrived from Delhi’
  • We are not all ‘tight-fisted’ with our money
  • We’re Hindu yes. Doesn’t make us religious
  • A lot of us eat beef actually
  • Our mums will NOT kill us if we bring home ‘a white girl/guy’
  • We’re not all accountants/lawyers/doctors/bankers
  • The Indians that hang out with white folk are not simply ‘coconuts’
  • There are indeed tall Indians
  • We don’t all originally come from Southall
  • Most of us don’t have a family corner shop

:stuck_out_tongue:

But of course! :slight_smile:

It just depends on how ‘big’ the element is :slight_smile:

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