sundaymorningstaple wrote:Why must they always wear their race on their sleeves so that their feelings always get bruised? Seems no matter what passport they carry, the passport doesn't define them. Same in my country. They stay in their community like compounds (figuratively speaking) and refuse to allow their children to mix with "outsiders" even though all carry the same passports and citizenship. Why do they call it the Indian Diaspora? Why do you read about parents killing their children if the child happens to date outside their race? Why don't they mix with the other races? If you can answer those questions, then maybe you will understand why locals here have a problem with them and the arrogance that seems to follow them around like a plague.
About the Bolded part, that usually doesnt happen with INDIAN HINDU parents who are settled abroad (Please do not take any offence, this is a general observation).
I agree with you on the "Why dont they mix with other races" part. Hell, Indians are too diverse for their own good and many sub-communities (among Indians) dont even mix with each other. For example, a Tamil would like to make friends with another Tamil and blabber about in Tamil to another person and will completely ignore the other(non-tamil) Indians in the group. So, the answer is. When they dont mix among themselves, how do you expect them to mix freely with other communities?
Secondly, the Indian society is still very conservative. An Indian girl having a non-Indian boyfriend (or vice versa) is still not very widely accepted in India although the trend is changing now. Hell, an Indian having a partner from another caste/language background encounters lots of problems so imagine the problems if an Indian chooses a partner from another country (Again, this is a general example and the acceptance of a foreigner within the family depends on the family background and varies from family to family).
Thirdly, Do Indians run after foreign ladies? Sadly, yes. They like exotic species
. Why do Indians stare at the ladies? The Indian girls dress up such that most of their bodies are covered (The Salwar kurta being one of the main dresses worn by ladies countrywide). Now when these guys come abroad they see all these ladies in shorts and revealing outfits and cant help but look (This is the best possible explanation I could come out with, I do not vouch for its 100% authenticity
In conclusion, do Indians need to change their attitude, mix with the local diaspora and adapt more to the local culture? Definitely YES.
Now for a little bit of OT banter: SMS, I know you have some beef with Indians but you need not take it out on Indians at every given opportunity. Your posts regarding Indians are all borderline racist (and you know it
). Me the mere mortal do not have the right to give you any advice but would still request you to tone it down a bit against the Indians (Anyone who does anything stupid on this forum is immediately labelled as "Someone from the subcontinent" by you).
I rest my case.
- An Indian (Not wearing my race on my sleeve. I am a Global Citizen