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Craze 4 Foreign products?!? Is everything available in India?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by coolcool, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. coolcool

    coolcool New IL'ite

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    Last time when I visited India, we bought so many things as gifts. One among them is a school-bag(obviously made in China). My SIL asked me "tell me the truth, u bought this bag here right(chennai). Because I have the similar one I bought here". I gave microwave popcorn, they said it is available. there. Then I started thinking... what not available in India? U can get anything u r getting USA from pizza-hut pizza to acuvafina water. Just thinking, listing down indian products..very few... acuvafina, lays chips...i ashamed, even for water US compny... potato chips... pizzas....

    can u people list down popular indian products available in india?
     
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  2. sunkan

    sunkan Gold IL'ite

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    Re: Be proud to be an Indian???

    DEAR COOL
    we have plenty of products,which r not US
    :2thumbsup:
    like our kanchi silks, metal figures and lamps, leather handbags from shantiniketan,our nagpur oranges and kodagu oranges are 1000 times sweeter than the outside fruits and cheaper too
    our tiny rose wood carved elephants as key chains, sandal wood figurines,nandi in sitting position as tabletops,
    kerala lamps as high as a human for ur drawing rooms,
    the paper mesh kathakali faces..
    among the ready to eat our MTR products are good, in comparison to the bland stuff that u get there,sambhar powder and rasam powder,pulikachal, moar molaga, vadams ready to fry crispies,bonda mix, puliyanchadam mix..etc etc
    spices indian curry is famous in london too,
    pappads from lijjat onwards to jackfruit pappad,nendranga banana chips, to different savouries,
    Our jewellary also with old traditional pattern or annam and elephants, are very much indian, the kasu malai,mangai malai, the dancing decoratives for the dancers, along with sarees..
    indian herbal oils for massage are very much in demand, even in the arab countries where woman r massaged before marriage...
    the rajasthani herbal dyed fabrics are world famous, where earthern colours and tie and die, batik works from bengal, the finest murshidabad silks that can be packed in a match box.
    ready to eat lay products lemon laced puffed rice to pappdis,
    ready to eat gol gappas ,which u need to just bring and get ready with the potato stuffing even the ready to make jaljeera is found, a dinner gets ready with all these..
    u want some more...or is this enough....i have more...if u want...
    we ladies are too proud in the foreign land,of india and miss these like hell..

    regards sunkan
     
  3. Malathijagan

    Malathijagan Silver IL'ite

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    Re: Be proud to be an Indian???

    How different is America from India? They too go for Chinese, Korea, India and Taiwan products? What we do not have or is easily obtainable(?) from elsewhere at a lesser price we should not waste our time and resourses producing them. Just as US is devoting its manpower in research oriented work, India has also started doing.It plans to send a manned space craft to moon by 2007. Let us cheer at our developments instead of lamenting about our drawbacks.
    Please note-No hurt intended.


     
  4. sunitha

    sunitha Gold IL'ite

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    Re: Be proud to be an Indian???

    Dear CC

    Each country has its own greatness.USA is really not a manufacturing country.Infact ,it imports a lot of its goods from other countries.Like Sunkan said,India has its own products,products we can be proud off.India also imports a lot from USA like the things you have mentioned.But all those things,have hit the Indian market only in the last 5-10 yrs.

    I am definitely proud to be an Indian.

    India is my country,all Indians are my brothers and sisters.I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.

    These are words from our national pledge and these words say it all.
     
  5. puni88

    puni88 Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Re: Be proud to be an Indian???

    Hello,
    Now a days, I am buying Indian tops at Macy's. I think these designs won't be available in India. The material was so good, designs were so good.
    Most of the dresses are from India.


    Thanks,
    Punitha
     
  6. Abha

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    Re: Be proud to be an Indian???

    Hey there

    Macy's, Gap and many big brands have all the clothes made in India...

    I had a friend whose dad had a garment factory in Delhi and they used to export clothes in US to GAP, also these companies have sort of contracts with these small manufacturers in India, asking them not to sell any of their produce in Indian Market and a few of the clothes wich are rejected by these foreign companies get sold in Indian export shops for dirt cheap prices... So we can very well understand, India is great, it just need to realise its potential, that too has started happening now...

    if we start comparinng US and India, we'll end up realising that India has an edge over US in many things... and with the dollar hitting a low, u never know what's goin to happen... India is really happening right now and in many years to come...

    ~Abha
     
  7. mani007

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    Re: Be proud to be an Indian???

    Hi,

    The list is long of Indian Products .Few of them which i know are : You may get lots of variety in woolen in Ludhiana(PANJAB)called 'Manchester of India'.
    Ludhiana is also popular for cycle industry. Jalandhar(PANJAB)is popular for sports goods which export to out of India.& how can you forget Amritsar for dryfruits industry.And i'm sure the spices you get in India to make ur food delicious you can't get them in whole world.India has also a big mkt. of handicrafts.
     
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    Hi coolcool
    Gone r the days when ppl look forward eagerly to their realtives who lives in abroad(especially their gifts)..Now every foreign poduct is available in india...Ive noticed in IKEA some of the plastic canisters and containers are actually "made in india"..
    As as puni mentioned beautiful tops r usually made in india,srilanka and even pakisthan and imported to US

    Cheers
    Ramya
     
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    I'm reminded of just 1 incident, a few months back, my friend & I were shopping in a mall in US(at Sear's) and found some fantastic ladies shirts, it looked very expensive and the cloth was of such good quality. My friend bought the shirt and was thrilled that she found something she loved and was looking forward to show it to her family among other things she bought.

    It was only a few days later she noticed a small tag in the shirts (in the collar) and was shocked ! The tag had the traditional small line in it "MADE IN INDIA" !!!

    Since we were buying abroad, this possibility din't strike both of us !!!

    Forget it yaar, "SARE JAHAN SE ACHA, HINDUSTAN HAMARA" !!! There's nothing we cannot achieve if we put our minds sincerely to it.
     
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    This topic constantly amazes me. I have lived most of my life outside India. I spend a lot more time in India now that I am married and my husband's family is in India. I do a lot of shopping in India, and my in laws used to get very surprised that I don't bring things with me, and I have shown her that everything is available in India and better quality. In fact some of the things that are available in India are not available in some other countries!

    Proud to be Indian!
     

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