Originally based on material contained in the "Put Your Best Foot Forward" series of books by Mary Murray Bosrock.
A rather comprehensive introduction on what is considered good manners in Germany can be found in the "Knigge".
In Indian culture, parents traditionally have much more authority over the lives of their children than American parents do.
Children are expected to be obedient and respectful toward their parents and other elders and to take care of them as they get older.
Indians dominate as engineers, doctors, lawyers, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. According to Wikipedia*, "India holds the highest number of Miss World winners, only to be tied with Venezuela." (*That feels a little like citing The National Enquirer but I am going to go with it.) Most Indians are innately gracious, social creatures; they highly value friends and family and have a calendar filled with various holidays and occasions to celebrate, which they typically do with gusto. Some safe, attractive possibilities: Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan and Amitabh Bachchan. I hope Laxmi, Goddess of Prosperity, smiles on you as you endeavor to date one of her people.
They make up a large proportion of our graduate students -- just walk around the campuses of Harvard, Columbia or Stanford or and you will see these incredibly attractive brown people all over the place. Those endless jubilant dance numbers in Bollywood movies pretty much channel the Indian soul. If for no other reason other than you want someone to dance with you (or without you for that matter), date an Indian. Oh yea, I almost forgot to mention: one more big bonus when it comes to dating an Indian: communication with cabbies. New Yorkers: Just imagine if you could stop a taxi during the 4pm transition time and your date could say, in Hindi, "Hey brother, will you please take us to Spring and 6th?
Kilwa, Pate, and Mogadishu also developed a local textile industry while Kilwa and Mogadishu extracted copper from nearby mines. Ironworking had evolved in East Africa before the rise of the city states.
If you are Indian, you can skip the rest of this post and spend the next four minutes savoring your desirability.
If you are not Indian, keep reading to learn seven things that should ingratiate you with them. Indians take Bollywood and their celebrities very seriously.
I suggest you pick up a few and break them out at an appropriate time, probably somewhere well into the second date.
Much of what is described in the Knigge doesn't necessarily apply to everyone, especially when dealing with younger people, the rules are far more relaxed.
Outsiders often mistakenly refer to things Malaysian as simply "Malay," reflecting only one of the ethnic groups in the society.