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Joined: Apr 2010
August 13, 2011 12:36:19 PM
Well, in India, love in the way that Zero describes it is very limited. Indian households are very strict, religious, and by the book. Academic performance is one of the top priorities. Indian wives in the old days were supposed to treat their husbands like God. The issue of male dominance still exists in Indian culture. Men are supposed to perform the funeral rites for the parents. However, one of the things I like is that when babies are born, lots of relatives are invited, and it all feels really amazing meeting them. Grandparents in India are supposed to be supported by the firstborn son after they are married. However, in my generation, we have a choice, and I am probably going to take care of my parents after I marry, even though I'm the second born. In India, like many Asian cultures, respect for your elders within the family is very important. Not just the mutual respects like between parent and child, but you have respect your grandparents, your aunts, uncles, everyone significantly older than you in your family. You have to pay respects by bowing at their feet every time you meet or make farewells. Even though I'm only 14, there are some cases where you pay your respects to your elder siblings. Also, in India, you treat cousins more like brothers and sisters, because a word for cousin doesn't exist in any Indian language. All my cousins who are significantly younger than me are too young to know how to respect me.
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