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19 Annoying Things Foreigners Really Need To Get Right About India

FFS. stop. saying. chai. tea.

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10. If you've ever been here, you'd know that India isn’t all dirty, smelly, and always crowded.

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13. Raj's accent from The Big Bang Theory is not an accurate representation of every Indian's accent.


There are over 200 languages in India, and just as many accents – nearly none of which sound like the ones used by Indians on American TV.

14. We aren’t all math and engineering nerds – we come from rich culture spanned over thousands of years of art, entertainment, comedy and literature.

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Unfortunately, those with specific occupations are more likely to get a visa in the United States Of America.


18. We don’t all look the same.

Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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