India is known for its rich diversity, culture, and language, we are indeed a part of a nation with surplus history, and we also have a lot of hope for the future. However, some of the funniest things occur in the name of culture and tradition in this beautiful country!
These are the things that only happen in India.
Let’s humorously look at them; just take a look at how adventurous and funny we make our lives. We do have certain traditions that cannot be undone, and the new generation has to step up and deal with these practices. Here is a list of 10 things that happen only in India:
These are the most over-rated and the most recurring events in India. Marriage and that too an arranged one is usually not a good idea. You decide to make YOUR own choices and choose your own life partner. Choosing a life partner definitely does not require the involvement of a third person.
An arranged marriage is usually this situation where you need to decide on your life partner within a span of two minutes over a cup of tea with the prospective bride or groom.
It is time for society to realize that they should not step all over their kids’ lives! You have to let them out of the cage so that they can fly and reach the stars!
This is probably one of the main reasons for female infanticide: the father thinks that his daughter is a burden as he needs to marry her off and spend his life earnings on her wedding! It is time that we wrap these things up and focus on goodness and simplicity.
3.Personal Life is Never Personal
Everything that happens after the big–fat wedding is a free show for relatives.
“No children? Make babies, and I’ll give you some tips!’’
Such comments are shameless indeed and what is meant to be your personal life is never personal.
“Hey,I found your nose, it was in my business again”
Forget knocking on the door, people need a doorbell, and they create it in the most innovative ways possible!
Fear of drowning? Huh, never me, I have backup plans!
And so the list is endless, but seriously, we have come a long way with these kinds of ‘jugaads,’ and they do have their own charms.
5.The Indian Shakespeare’s
The salons give you the best examples of the misspelled, misjudged sentences in India. When you read some of them, you either grimace or give out a sly laugh.
Apostrophe my lady!! Apostrophe!
Such boards make me realize that grammar rules are just not for us. There are also the flyers and banners with the impeccable use of English that sometimes make you roll over the floor laughing!
6.The Safety Tricks
Theft and robbery are paramount in a nation with a population of billions. We choose the most inventive ways to safeguard our important possessions.
Safety is not for sale, and hence you need to try out all sorts of kung-fu tricks to keep your things safe. Ever wonder what a thief gains most of the time? Probably a lock and a key!! I ponder how he safe-guards his loots!
7.Maximum Usage of Roads
Pavements. What are they?
Trespassers are prohibited on pavements. Well, there might be a sure chance of accidents with the wobbling two-wheeler rider driving on the topsy-turvy cement pavements. Probably the roads are safer!
8.India Writes its Own Traffic Rules
Our roads are like a race-course. Despite having government rules and traffic police with their skills in trapping in-obedient drivers, they are never taken seriously. The above picture depicts how most of the youngsters in our country look at traffic signals.
You probably get into accidents only when you follow the rules.
9.Sharing and Helping at Extremes
We are taught at birth to share or, more accurately, not let go of our space!
A friend in need is a friend indeed!
We have a funny side to us, especially when there is only a single vehicle to carry four of us around. We adjust in the most unimaginable ways possible, and helping out a friend in whatever way we can is always a priority.
These superstitions are insanely ridiculous: It is a tradition in some of India’s remote places that if the son is not getting married, he has to marry a dog, a monkey, or even a donkey. This is done because the cupid gods are angry and hence the sons are married to pacify them. It is believed to be a way to find your soulmate! Let it be the launching of a rocket or the first flight – we Indian’s are educated, and we are a nation of scientists- however, we still wait for an auspicious time to launch our inventions!
Readers, all these events certainly happen only in INDIA. Do you know of more such instances that happen in our country? The comments space is all yours.
Brunda Rajesh is an avid blogger and a prolific writer who believes in following her dreams .
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