The Indian Culture
Many countries, nowadays, have adopted the mainstream Western culture, but follow it
with variations of traditional practices intertwined in between. Of course, India, a country that
has existed for nearly 8000 years, is no exception from this pheromone. For instance, Indians still
wear traditional clothes such as sarees and kurtas, but walk around the streets talking on their
high- tech, touch screen cell phones. Although they have adopted a great amount of modern
living advancements, Indians still maintain a huge sense of their unique cultures.
The Indian culture has tons of material traits.
There are many food habits, shelters,
transportations, dresses, utensils, tools, weapons, occupations, and industries.
Food habits of
Indians are one of the spiciest and tastiest in the world.
Foods are often made with a variety of
herbs and spices.
Rice, wheat, and lentils are the primary food eaten everyday and almost every
(Picture 1: Indian food)
Across India, climate differs and so do styles of houses to compensate those particular
Almost all houses in India are made of a concrete foundation with brick walls.
small towns, houses tend to have one or two stories.
In the cities houses are multistory buildings,
usually consisting of small flats or apartments.
In areas where there is a lot of sun and dry
weather, houses have chowks, an open space in the center of the house, and terraces.
where it rains a lot houses have slanted roofs. (Patel)
There are many different types of transportation in India.
include walking, palanquins for rich/noble, bicycles, hand-pulled rickshaws, cycle rickshaws,
A rickshaw is like a wagon that is pulled by a person. Local transportations are buses,
auto rickshaws, taxis, metro rails, motorcycles, automobiles, and utility vehicles.
transportations consist of railways, international trains, aircrafts, and ships and boats.