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Hilarious Misconceptions That Foreigners Have About India And Its Citizens


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From a foreigners’ perspective, India is a funny country. Despite its diversity, foreigners assume that there are some common stereotypical cultures that run throughout India. Like all Indians speak Hindi or all Indians are brown. These hilarious misconceptions are undoubtedly funny as well as false.  Today we are going to list the epic examples of these hilarious misconceptions that the foreigners have about India.

1. All Indians Are Brown

People outside the country always assume that the Indian skin is brown but that is so not true. You will always find the variety in skin color in the country as there are different climates exists regionally. So not all Indians are brown, some of them are fair and some of them are even darker than brown.

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2. All Indians Speak Hindi

There are 780 languages that exist in the country and gets spoken by different people in different regions. Hindi is the national language of India. Besides this, India is the second largest English speaking nation in the world.

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3. Indian Food Is Spicy

It is well-known fact that Indian is the king country of spices. But it doesn’t mean that every dish in India will be spicy. There are a lot of Indian recipes that proves that this misconception is wrong.

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4. Indian Weather Is Hot

As you will move from state to state you will feel the difference in climate. From South to North the Indian weather constantly decreases. Snowfall also happens in few regions of the country.

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5. Indians only wear kurtas and sarees

One of the hilarious misconceptions that all Indian women wear the country’s traditional outfit that is saree and kurtas. This is obviously not true as you could see all type of dresses being worn here including the western ones. From skirts to jeans, one piece to gowns we are used to all here.

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6. India is the country of Hindus

Many foreigners believe that only Hindus stay in India but this is so not true as there are many different casts that are co-existing in the country.

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7. All Indians Smell Like Curry

This one is undoubtedly among the most hilarious misconceptions. Foreigners believe that as we eat a lot of spicy food we must smell of spices or something. But this is so not true and funny.

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8. India Is The Country Of Snake Charmers And Magicians

Yes, few of us do believe in superstitions like black magic and we also have people who keep snake with them but not every region of the country is like that. India is now quite developed and with that, we stopped encouraging these things in the nation.

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Rakshanda Chandole
A Young Writer and A Social Media Enthusiast.