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Doing Business in India For Dummies® by Ranjini Manian

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Chapter 10. Enjoying Your Stay in India

In This Chapter

  • Planning for your trip to India

  • Dealing with culture shock

  • Finding a place to live

  • Managing everyday life

  • Getting socially involved

Mark Twain once said, “India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, grandmother of legend, and great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.” As you can imagine, most foreigners truly enjoy their time in India, and the chances that you’ll feel the same way can be greatly increased if you’re fully prepared for your Indian experience.

The focus of this chapter is to inform you of a few things to know for your visit and help you handle the daily life and cultural shock of being in a foreign country.

Whatever your experiences in India, one thing is for certain: You’ll eventually return home or move on to your next assignment with a wealth of stories to share with family and friends. India can entice you and win you over with her charm. You can look forward to a great deal of hospitality and interest in you and your life.

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