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Avoid short dresses, holding hands in public in India: ADB

Discussion in 'News & Politics' started by kamdev1, May 2, 2013.

  1. kamdev1

    kamdev1 Silver IL'ite

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    Foor the 46th annual board meeting of the ADB whicl will be attended by 4,400 delegates from over 60 countries, the 'general information' on the ADB website says -
    Indians are conservative, curious and women here are expected to dress modestly to avoid sexual harassment. This is the advice given out by the Asian Development Bank to all its delegates visiting India for the annual meeting beginning in Greater Noida on Thursday.

    "Indians find it hard to understand why rich Western sahibs should wander round in ragged clothes or imitate the lowest ranks of Indian society, who would love to have something more decent to wear.
    "Staying well groomed and dressing "respectably" vastly improves the impression you make on local people, and reduces sexual harassment too," said the 'general information' on the ADB website.

    ADB further advised that when "eating or drinking lips should not touch other people's food -- jutha or sullied food is strictly taboo. "When drinking out of a cup or bottle to be shared with others, don't let it touch your lips, but rather pour it directly into your mouth. This custom also protects you from things like hepatitis".

    It also said Indians as generally "curious" and family, job, even income, are not considered "personal" subjects.

    "It is completely normal to ask people about them. Asking the same questions back will not be taken amiss -- far from it. Being curious does not have the "nosey" stigma in India that it has in the West," it said.


    The ADB also suggested to stay away from public display of affection. "Kissing and embracing are regarded in India as part of sex: do not do them in public. It is not even a good idea for couples to hold hands," the ADB advisory read.
    "Women are expected to dress modestly, with legs and shoulders covered. Trousers are acceptable, but shorts and short skirts are offensive to many. Men should always wear a shirt in public, and avoid shorts away from beach areas..."
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    Do you find these suggestions by ADB as ok?
    Whats your viewpoint?
     
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    RadiantFlower Platinum IL'ite

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    Modern day Indians are not so conservative any more - a walk through some of our metro cities will confirm that.
     
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    arch1209 Platinum IL'ite

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    Who is ADB?
     
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    Yeah who is that ADB? He shud be talking about ancient Indian...m a Malaysian living in India now...M having cultural shock man...belive me!!! Wrong notion Mr.ADB. When was the last time u visited India?
     
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    ADB is Asian Development Bank
     
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