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1. Culturally, what have you gained
both positive and negative during your stay in the US?
US some positive gains for me are to communicate smoothly
and politely with people. Learnt to say sorry and thank
you more often and for small mistakes and gratitudes respectively.
Another simple example is to wait and hold the doorway
in the hall for other people, which makes them more comfortable
aspects from cultural point of view is that we may get
offended or not be greeted properly if you go to someone's
house without prior appointment or phone call. In India,
this is not the case. People will always greet you when
someone visits suddenly at least in most cases.
If you were to conduct a seminar entitled "How to
do business in India,"what cultural advise would
you give to US Americans ?
would advise to Americans is not to be very uptight. Loosen
up and mingle with other people. Understand the mentality
of people, don not have in mind only the business aspects
of life, be more open. Respect their religion whatever
religion people belong to. Understand their way of living,
which is not at all as comforting as here, at least for
majority of the people.