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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Germany vs India (a skewed view)

Having spent 4 years in Germany I thought of jotting down some of the differences I have seen in Germany and India - 


  • You don't owe an explanation to any one on Germany, but in India - Why are you not married, if Married, then why you don't have kids, if you have kids then when are they getting married etc etc

  • In India, one does not need an appointment to have dinner with one's parents

  • Everybody known everybody in India and here in Germany I don't know my neighbours. I am sure they also don't know each other personally :)

  • Germany is a punctual country and I admire that

  • No loud speaker chanting about god(s) in Germany. What a piece of mind

  • Unlike India, not every one wants to be an IT Engineer in Germany

  • Sports are valued as much as education in Germany

  • German politicians don't shout at each other in parliament, at least this is what I have seen on Tagesschau

  • Red means you stop at traffic signal in Germany. Simple, is not it?

  • There is hardly ever any news about India in Germany and about Germany in India

  • You can call Cops in Germany if your neighbour did not clean his/her dog's sh**

  • It is ok to enjoy a sunny day with skinny dipping in Germany. And in land of Kamasutra :-/

  • There is nothing for which you can not get an insurance in Germany

  • You can call any one Hitler jokingly in India, good luck with such joke in Germany

  • I have been told Berlin is not Germany and Bangalore is not India though I would like to believe that rest of Germany is like Berlin and rest of India is like Bangalore

  • These were some of my experiences. Do you also have something (funny) to share about a country you are in vs India?
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