Posts Tagged ‘india’

Oops! Customs and cultural awareness

Diff'rent folks, diff'rent customs

The world is a very diverse place, with many different customs. That is slowly changing with globalization, but we are a long way from everywhere being like everywhere else. It will probably happen one day, but long after we are gone. The image of the boorish tourist taking no notice of his surroundings has become…

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There is no such place as Asia

There is no such place as Asia. Or rather, there are a dozen different Asias. Asia is much more diverse than Europe, which is by comparison relatively homogeneous. The very concept of Asia is an invention of European cartographers. Even today, Europe is regarded as a separate continent when it is in fact nothing more…

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