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10 Ridiculous Firangi Notions That Are Starkly Different From Desi Realities

You want to travel the world, collect experiences and have a new perspective towards life. And that happens when you travel to a third world country, say … like India.
Well, tourists will always be tourists but here’s how not to be completely hated by Indians with your dumb misconceptions:

1. A sea of human beings

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What foreigners think: All of India is filthy, unhygienic and crowded
What it really is:There are still numerous places that are untouched and unexplored in India

2. Indian food = Instant Indigestion

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What foreigners think: Indian food is all about spices and curry.
What it really is: There’s more variety to Indian food than half the whole world. And our desserts can give your chocolate lava cakes a run for its money any day!

3. Get ready to drown in your own sweat!

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What foreigners think: It’s hot and humid everywhere in India
 What it really is: The second coldest place in the world is in India – Drass in Jammu and Kashmir

4. Pet tigers, snake charmers and elephants

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What foreigners think: Indian streets are filled with snake charmers and elephants!
What it really is: The streets of India are filled with anything but snake charmers and we hid the elephants inside wildlife sanctuaries

5. One Language To Rule Them All?!

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What foreigners think: Indians speak Indian
What it really is: We have 23 recognised official languages and English and Hindi are the most commonly chosen languages for communication.

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