Comments on: The Ugly Indian http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: global2014 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-34356 Mon, 29 Dec 2014 01:48:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-34356 British behave much worse than this…go to spain…all over the spanish coasts british have taken over and they behave like animals. I live in france and travel around europe a lot, each time its the british who are the worst travellers. When they are in groups, they are the loudest, most obnoxious and after a few drinks even get aggressive and dangerous, ive seen British fight on trains and flights over silly little things cuz they are addicted to alcohol and trash behaviour. Its a myth that British are civilised…maybe ten percent are but the majority are super trash and awful people. Even in Europe british tourists ae hated dont believe me,..go research articles on spanish and portuguese media…and even read about anti social behaviour within UK, even London is an aggressive dangerous city now except for a few wealthy areas…the rest has become way too uncivilised. Most europeans do not like British..only very poor and desperate Europeans are willing to go live in Uk for economic reasons because they are poor and desperate.

As for Indians…the majority who can afford to take a holiday abroad are rich and civilised…..what this article is talking about is not indian tourists but many Indians settled abroad who were poor and uneducated when they probably left india. The new generation of indians travelling for tourism purely are much more civilised and well behaved than any british or American tourists….i have to say though Americans may be a bit loud and boorish but they are better behaved than the British at least. Indians are more noticeable because due to the skin colour indians stand out and there is a certain prejudice against indians everywhere …no one likes the new rich kid especially when the old rich kid has gone broke.

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By: rajeev http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9331 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:04:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9331 Do NOT take me as a racist, but it is equally true that many such incidents would remain unnoticed under the cover of WHITE SKIN.@Abdul Hamid: This article did not rule out Pakistanis, it just focussed on Indians. So this article cannot be used as a jumping board to launch your statements.

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By: Abdul Hamid http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9072 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:40:39 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9072 I agree with this article. I am from Pakistan and travel to the US frequently. I don’t mean to generalize, but it is almost always the Indians on board who are bound to create the most nuisance.

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By: Aaruni Upadhyay http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9071 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 17:20:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9071 I agree with thoughts of the writer. We Indians are yet to grow up to the expectations of being a Global Citizen. Every society has had these transitions, but we need to grow up and behave in a civilized manner, the sooner the better. We have learned so many things from the west and Manners should be last thing we should be seen learning from them. It’s high time we realize the importance of maintaining decorum both inside and outside the country.

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By: TKD http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9068 Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:30:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9068 I strongly reject his article, dont get me wrong there are few Indians who act such way, but there are other races that do the same. Dont blame all the indians for this act.

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By: Seth http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9038 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:15:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9038 No offence but all of my out of country trips have been to either UK or Canada. And I could not help but notice Sikhs indulging in this kind of behavior. The one uncle-ji sitting next to me had no courtesy what so ever and he was determined to make as much use of free booze as he could even when he stank like hell. Since there has been a bigger diaspora of Sikhs and people know they are from India, it the entire India that gets painted ugly.

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By: Vikram http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9022 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:35:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9022 It’s true!I have noticed how unbelievably demanding and rude Indian travelers can be. I was on a flight from Trinidad to New York recently, and the plane had not even taken off when some Indian passengers began to demand blankets, orange juice, etc etc

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By: Dara http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9005 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 07:03:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9005 Well I guess this article hits home and in a way its an education to see ourselves as others see us – there is a lot that rings true in these observations.I don’t know what to make of the Air France incident because we do tend to dramatise and scream ‘racism’ at the drop of a hat and we got to hear just one side of the story. As far as the Northwest incident was concerned it was sheer ham-handedness. Youngsters do move around on flights, more so when there are empty seats in plenty. However, to take the flight back to its point of origin just because they were talking on their cells in a language the sky marshalls didn’t understand and some of the names were Hussain or Mohammed or whatever was crass stupidity.

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By: sweta http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9002 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 04:07:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9002 It is a very biased and unacceptable perception of Indian travellers abroad.Accepting that there are a few such passengers who behave shabbily and have brought disrepute to the nation at large.It certainly cannot be taken as a general notion describing all Indian passengers.I strongly reject such prejudiced comments which smack of racial bias as well.Please refrain from generalising your narrow observations as it is highly demeaning to educated people like me who constitute a large chunk of overseas traveller.

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By: Som http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/08/17/the-ugly-indian/comment-page-1/#comment-9001 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 03:20:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=1745#comment-9001 You show me a man who doesn’t accept that Ugly Indian exists and I’ll show you a liar. And show me a man who doesn’t believe that the Ugly Indian doesn’t have his cousins in England, France, Australia, Germany…and I’ll show you what you 100 liars rolled into one. Made good reading but much ado about nothing, sir.

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