Specific Advise

Specific Advise
At Oasis World we understand your visit to our country as a valued guest and as a cultural exchange, exploration and one of mutual understanding.
We believe this is two way street. This gives both sides the opportunity to present one anothers culture, religion, or ethnicity and the challenge to comprehend rules and regulations that must be respected and understood.

Indians traditionally consider the guest as god! So being open-minded yet respectful easily helps to bridge the gap of cultural diversity. In a more classical sense the western culture rebels against the world and want to change it at all costs in the name of equality and liberty. The Indian accepts the world as it is and adapt to it. The Indians are good at adapting to different circumstances and fit very well to any situation. So many Indians are genuinely happy in ways that would make it impossible for most Westerners to comprehend. If you have this in mind and apply it on your journey, enjoy the full experience and return with valuable values ​​for the rest of your life.

In the West always considered that the truth is one. (If A is true B is not). In India, different views are possible and equally legitimate, and all contain some ruth. Belief in ones destiny , sadness , ageing, death is also as important and is believed to imbibe tolerance and that has always been in India with the ideas and thoughts. From the western point of view and the world they come from it is understandable that we they do not believe in fairies, ghosts, paranormal, gods ... The Eastern view is if it does no harm it would be worth believing.

When two people from very different cultures meet and want to understand, both must be willing to accept the idiosyncrasies of the other and work and strive together to reach a common point of agreement. Follow these tips when dealing with natives.
Most Westerners have difficulty understanding the customs in India, and it is normal because they are very different cultures. This can lead to communication problems and misunderstandings. However, everything works if you smile, have patience and an effort is made to understand the ethical values of the Indians. It is worthwhile to follow the adage "When in Rome do as the Romans do"

The ancient caste system

From the French Revolution West is egalitarian. All men are equal is an undisputed axiom. In India, takes the opposite point: All men are different, everyone
has different skills and abilities. The two views can be just or unjust. So it is unfair to discriminate against people based on these considerations.
The modern Western emphasis on the rights of individuals, traditional India does in his duties. Depending on the situation of each person in life and has
different duties to other members of your family or community. People have rights but are also linked to the performance of their duties. These parameters is
based on the ancient caste system, which like other traditions is lost in the big cities, but endures as thousands of years in villages and rural areas.

The modern West is individualistic and based his thought on the existence of autonomous and independent individuals as the basis of society. India is the
traditional community and family, the community is the foundation of society, where individuals only members of these communities, families, ethnic
groups, castes. The extended family system, prevalent in India for centuries, is being pushed by the nuclear family, a new discovery of modern India.
Still, there are many sick elderly parents and relatives still live with their children. The duties of a good son in India include the care of family elders.

Weddings in India usually last several days, is one of those things you have to see and experience to believe. In India, weddings are occasions for large family
gatherings and attending cousins, uncles, aunts, grandmothers, grandfathers and new additions to the family. They are also often invited friends, neighbors
and coworkers. Indian Marriage is a union family, more than one individual couple. Westerners A lot of attention and we feel very strongly that the
responsibility to choose a husband or wife is not a member of the couple but that is his family, usually parents. The Indians seem terrible family instability and
promiscuity in the West.
In India, the passion and feeling are not sufficient grounds for marriage because they are fragile and transient. In the West, first comes love and then the
wedding. In India, first comes the wedding and then the love and passion. The importance of the couple's relationship in the West in family life, India is
something that almost no value. In India the relationship between husband and wife is one more in the family and not even the most important. Is stronger
the bond between mother - child, mother - daughter, brothers ...

Tactile comfort zones
A casual hug, a kiss on the cheek or an arm thrown around a shoulder, may appear normal in the western world. However, in India, even to shake hands with a
member of the opposite sex is a delicate thing, part of the process of being accepted. The exception to this rule is in large cities. Younger people, adrift in the
cities seeking work in multinational companies, software companies and call centers, are more suited to casual contact. However, their partners and spouses
often feel uncomfortable with this contact. Please note that your concept of touch can be too close for comfort native villages.

Issues of respect and education
When compared to the vernacular languages spoken in India, English is much less friendly. The languages of India, unlike English, differentiates the common
treatment, treatment with the greatest and deserve more respect. In India it is advisable to address people as Madam or put the same titles before their
names. The younger Indians have no problem with the deal on equal terms and names, but may consider it more a lack of respect, especially if that leads to it,
is much younger.

The invitations to the homes of the natives
The Indians are very hospitable and invitations to their homes for tea and snacks are very common. It is rare that you offer lunch or dinner. For your part, you
earn points and become the focus of attention and smiles, if the treatment to the family of your host is courteous and respectful. A small gift is very appreciated
if you repeat the visit.

Appointments and Schedules
The Indians are not particularly known for their punctuality, are looking at the clock when it is near the time of departure. This is true for a small percentage
of the population, government officials, but most are different. The Indian is auspicious, loves superstitious interpretations of certain signs and course
calendar. A look at this just to get an idea of ​​the dates and less favorable. Weddings, christenings, new businesses, cesarean births, or just the
first day of a new work, the average Indian is always looking auspicious times and dates for their activities. Do not dismiss this idea as superstitious nonsense.
Remember that the West has its own superstitions ...

For the Western-educated, education is a matter, but an Indian is not the same. This does not mean it is rude or impolite. The Indians are expressed in a
different way: with a smile or a gesture, shaking his head.

Queues and waiting
The word tail has no significance for the average Indian. The country has developed by leaps and bounds, but some people still think that by leaps and bounds
is the best way to go when it comes to queue at a public institution or establishment. Even the most civilized may lose its rightful place, as some are tightened
to slip and be the first Place.

The traditions of public transportation
Public transport is common to find people will be happy to help if you have any problems and do not know where your stop or exact address. Do not hesitate
to ask for help. On the other hand, the auto rickshaw and taxi drivers may try to make you in August, seeing that you extanjero. You should familiarize
yourself with the local currency and transportation costs before leaving about yourself.

It's the same language, but spoken with a different accent in every part of the world. In India, the English language is spoken with an Indian accent, though
not as pronounced as in some other countries. You will find unusual expressions is used:cousin brother / sister (cousin), co-brother/sister (brother or sister-in-law)
and, How good?(What's your name?).
Most Indians are familiar with Western accent, but it helps if you speak slowly. If you do not understand what I have said, do not worry, they do not mind

Order of hierarchy
Most Indians have a deep-rooted concept of hierarchy. By communicating with the Indians, it is better to address the most important members first, whether
in a family or other status.