After Living for 9 Years in India, This Russian Girl Finds It Difficult to Adjust Within Local Culture, This Is What Surprises Her

11No toilet paper, though sinks are available to wash hands

Indians don’t prefer to use toilet paper but even in restaurants, sinks are available to wash hands before and after having meals. One more thing that Anna found unusual was the fact that Indians like to eat with their hands, the right one and don’t use cutlery for eating purpose most of the time.

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12A woman goes to parent’s house when she is 7 months pregnant

A pregnant woman needs to take more rest and do less work so she goes to her parents’ house when she is 7 months pregnant and delivers the baby over there only. She returns when the baby turns 3 months old and the date of going to parents and returning, both are told by the astrologer after making calculations.

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13Most of the parents are not happy when a daughter is born

In India, the dowry system is followed in many areas and because of this, people are not happy if daughters are born to them. Despite the fact that the government has made it illegal to give or receive a dowry, this menace is still popular is some areas of the country.

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14Timings of cutting nails and haircut

There are timings for cutting nails in India as people don’t go for haircut and also don’t cut their nails after sunset. In fact, people avoid doing these two tasks on Tuesdays and Fridays as well because it is believed that if this rule is not followed then negative energies can enter the house.

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15The beauty trends

Those Indian girls are considered beautiful who have fair skin, bright and big eyes with long and shiny hair. The beauty salons also focus on providing those procedures which makes a girl beautiful by fulfilling all the above aspects. Some Indian women are yellowish in complexion as they use a paste made of turmeric on their face to get rid of unwanted hair.

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