Saturday, June 09, 2007

Cultural shock

It has been always interesting and exciting to visit home every six months or so. This time it was even more exciting as it was my first visit since i went to Singapore.
Having heard and read a lot about reverse cultural shock, i braced myself to experience the feeling when i landed in Delhi amidst cool Delhi afternoon of just 41 degrees. So good so far .. cultural shock .. what is it?
It felt so good to see notice on immigration "For Indian Passport holders only", havin visited Malaysia and Indonesia it was nice to see that we have an "exclusive" queue for us :)

Heading home from airport enjoying aloo paratha in the car i noticed something is not rite, it took 10 min to realize its the honking of horns all around that i found so annoying. I realized this is in months i am hearing horns and why i am so annoyed by this now .. as i am use to it .. well i thought i was.

Now my trip is coming to an end and have to gear up for cultural shock again :P

13 comments:

Raj said...

Yes, the honking is definitely something anybody who's been out of India for a while would find unbearable. And the worst part is that the people honking have no particular reason to honk. They just do it cos they can.

Neways, hope you had a good vacation in India :)

Mowgli said...

i never felt such a thing.

greensatya said...

I hope you had a nice time here in India.

Yeah it is always pleasing to notice the 'Indian passport holders only' but that feeling vanishes once you see the surly faced person behind the counter.

Mowgli, do you ever feel anything ?

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

yes where ever you go you can not forget your country.....thanks

Abhinav said...

Raj: i agree. its like toys given to adults

Mowgli: good for ya that ur accustomed to it :)

Greensatya: Yea i had good time

Raghu: true

Mowgli said...

Satya: No

Cuckoo said...

Every time I go abroad, I get a cultural shock... not shock really but some indifference.. then when I come back, it gives me a sort of shock.

Anyways, Happy shocking once again. :)

bablu said...

Well honking is a bloody pain in the wrong place man,,,, Well hope U enjoyed your stay at home amidst friends n family.

Abhinav said...

cuckoo: Thanks :)

Bablu: yea i did

masti ki paathshala said...

yeah as if jet lag was not enough ...

Preeti said...

tats a gud exp man!! me too waiting for my turn... atb

Expression ! said...

Good luck to you.Always be prepared for cultural shocks,so that you do not end up getting a stroke.

The Bhandari's said...

happens always with us whenever we land back in our india, horn honking, uncontrolled traffic, humid temperature :) now we are used to it