most people are warm and courteous. I've felt ppl here in the US show more respect than I've seen in India!
But wherever you go, minorities will be discriminated against. I know of cases where firangs were treated shabbily in India. Happens everywhere.
Just keep your cool and selfrespect. give respect and get respect. don't worry abt random idiots.
For instance, if someone told me that in a bus ("dont sit with me if u have a bomb in that bag!") you could say "If I really had a bomb in my bag, would it make a difference to u if I was sitting somewhere else on this bus?" and quietly move to a different seat if one is available.
Aadalaam Vaa, Paadalaam Vaa, Kondaadalaam Vaa
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