Dating for this purpose would not be appropriate in India.In general, the people of India tend to marry within their community whether that community exists within India or those of Indian decent living in other countries.The summer before I started college, my dad sat me down to discuss relationships, something virtually unheard of in the Punjabi culture.Although India has experienced changes in its traditions in part due to Western influences, the culture has held steadfast to many of its traditions and customs.In the spirit of the recent holiday season, I wore a knitted green and red sweater with designs of snowmen, Christmas trees, and Santas.
Our parents and our society encourage singles to go out with a number of different people.
I was reminded of the similarly judgmental messages from friends and acquaintances in Pakistan when I posted a picture of the 9/11 Memorial on September 11, 2014 on my Facebook page. Why do we have to bring religion in everything and not accept that there are societies where multi-culturalism exists and is preferred?
When I arrived in USA, I was wearing a short over a pair of jeans.
What applies to one region of India may not apply to another region.
This is because India has about 29 states, each with a different language, customs etc.
If a brown girl broke those norms, her parents would be ridiculed by their peers.