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India, Bangladesh: Being Rude

Categories: South Asia, Bangladesh, India, Media & Journalism

Mezba ponders on the Reader's Digest survey [1] on cities and politness, picking out the aspects that become culturally irrelevant. He talks about being polite to shop-keepers “Well, the last time a few British came to India to do a little bit of trade. They came to Bengal too, under Robert Clive. Some company called the East India Trading Company. We said thank you. They liked it so much that they remained for 400 years. So we don't do it anymore.”