10 things we Indians should give up

March 8, 2016
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Every nation, culture or society has some annoying habits but being an Indian myself, I wish my fellow men to give up these 10 Indian habits.

Its high time we leave these habits as they reflect a bad picture.

10 Indian Habits we should give up-


Breaking traffic rules

We cut the Queues. We Break the Traffic signals. We don’t respect Traffic Cop.

Turn the newspaper and you will read about endless incidents proving my point.


Unnecessary Honking

The light just turned green. Give it a few seconds before you tap hard on the Horn. And if someone blocked you in and can’t move (of course unintentionally), honking will not solve that issue, either.

Lets be patient.


Peeking into someone’s life

We are so much interested in others lives – What they are doing? What they are wearing? Where they are going?

Concern is good but throwing too many questions to a stranger or just a known person is really awkward.

Many Aunts can be seen who are more interested in lives of Neighbor’s Children.


Being conservative

We put Caste above everything else- Yes, above humanity too.

We kill our children to save the false pride of the caste,  We are always ready to burn Country’s resources to ashes to get our illogical demands met, We divert our jobs to the non-deserving in the name of caste, We ban the entry of people in religious places.

This all reflects Ignorance.



We are ahead in this race of tagging the people and places based on our own perceptions.

Gender stereotypes, Social stereotypes, Religious stereotypes, Geographical stereotypes and so on.


Treating human beings as Gods

We live in a country where every Religion has its own God but we do not get enough of it that we treat human beings as Gods.

Celebrities, Politicians or self-proclaimed God-men. We build temples on their names, We pour milk over their statues and above all, we waste our precious time following them.

Interesting read-



Spewing Paan wherever we find a corner, Spitting in open places, Flushing and picking nose publicly, Spilling Garbage on the streets- All are common sight seeing in India.

Educated or Illiterate, Rich or Poor- Nothing prevent us from indulging in the act.

Once, I tried to tackle it Gandhi style- Read here


Scribbling on Heritage buildings

We Indians love to tell the world about our visit to the particular place. Scribbling the names for proclaiming love is unethical.

It takes years to build the heritage and a minute to destroy- Preserve it. Its Ours.


Feeling pride in being late

We are not punctual, we do not respect Others time and we do all this with pride.


Scuffle over Parking Space

Abusing, Collar-catching, Quarreling and believe me, Murdering is in rage- just to get a vehicle parked.

Wait guys, you will get another space but not another life.


Having said that, I love my Country and countrymen but we would be good examples for our Kids if we banish these so-called Indian habits.


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  • Reply obsessivemom January 29, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    Right on all the points there. For years we’ve been living with those same traits and now we’ve started saying things like ‘Indian Standard Time’ – that’s just so not right – like we’re accepting or even justifying it rather than trying to set it right.

  • Reply Alok Singhal March 15, 2016 at 3:59 am

    A very relatable post. There is too much for all of us to learn – even if we do a bit, that would make us much wiser!

    • Reply upasna May 5, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks for sharing your views Alok.

  • Reply Purba Chakraborty March 10, 2016 at 1:39 am

    A great article dear. I totally agree with each and every point 🙂

    • Reply upasna March 14, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks Purba. Its good to have you as a reader.

  • Reply Vishal Bheeroo March 8, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    It’s high time we get rid of such obnoxiously bad habits that makes us suck as human beings, be it littering, poking into someone’s house and caste that makes us look so uneducated.

    • Reply upasna March 9, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      True Vishal. I hope we as Indians reflect a better picture after few years from now. Thanks for stopping by.

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