You know you are Indian because…

Whenever you are at a different country, there are some subtle characteristics that only every day life will show you. I often have lunch at a restaurant next to the office, that has the picture below. I’ve been wanting to take a picture of this since I arrived in India (sorry for bad quality).

You know you're Indian because...

You know you’re Indian because…

To me, being a foreigner, some elements just stand out, like:

This was one of my first impressions about India as soon as I arrived at the airport and saw all that luggage with tape.

This was one of my first impressions about India as soon as I arrived at the airport and saw all that luggage with tape.

Not only cars, this also applies to rickshaws and motorcycles. And trains. And buses. Any kind of transportation, really.

Not only cars, this also applies to rickshaws and motorcycles. And trains. And buses. Any kind of transportation, really.

It took me a while to figure out all the dishware made of steel. What was a plate, what was a tray, what was a cup, what was a bowl...

It took me a while to figure out all the dishware made of steel. What was a plate, what was a tray, what was a cup, what was a bowl…

Ah yes, the smileless stares. As soon as you step out of the airport, you will notice plenty of these. Eventually you get used to them.

Ah yes, the smileless stares. As soon as you step out of the airport, you will notice plenty of these. Eventually you get used to them.

This...requires no comments. :)

This…requires no comments. :)

Bucket baths! Seen plenty in the streets since I got here.

Bucket baths! Seen plenty in the streets since I got here.

What about my Indian friends?

What are your impressions on this board? Can you relate to any of these items? If yes, which ones?

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