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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in New Delhi?

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We asked people in New Delhi if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"It is important to be mindful of cultural norms when visiting New Delhi. It is considered impolite to point with your finger, so it is best to gesture with your whole hand. It is also important to dress modestly, as revealing clothing is considered inappropriate. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the religious customs of the area, and to be respectful of religious sites and ceremonies. It is also important to be aware of the local customs regarding public displays of affection, as these may be seen as inappropriate. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local language and to be respectful when speaking to locals," explained one expat living in New Delhi, India.

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What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in New Delhi?

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