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Old 21st May 2008, 12:50   #16
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Evaluate yourself against your own yardsticks, not those set by another people.

When we evaluate them against our yardsticks, they come short on several grounds too. So the feeling is mutual.
True that! For example, how often will you hear in India, a wife say this to her husband, "Look honey! Your kids and my kids are playing with our kids!!" as compared to in US or Europe?
But they have a different way of looking at this and we have a different way.

Doesnt mean one is wrong and one is right.


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The reason being because there is no excuse for lack of commitment (as an eg.)
Even as an example, are you saying we lack commitment?
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Yeah!! you get to know the misuse of democracy in India. The "chalta hai" attitude.

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Go abroad and try getting yourself a chai with smokes or even a veg puffs from a bakery. You will learn to appreciate India.
In business we are expected to follow a certain standard, personally you can behave as you want to, but that will also reflect.

I am surprised you cannot find such live examples around you and cannot relate to it, nothing wrong in accepting these.

Acceptance is the first step towards correction.

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Evaluate yourself against your own yardsticks, not those set by another people.

What surprises me however is the fact that such a message is picked up at face value and distributed as an example to others of your own kind.
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This was the last farewell mail to one of the teams I know, from a European who had come here to work for 3 months.

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Reading this mail I couldnt stop laughing and also ashamed about how we indians are, professionally and in our basic behaviour.

But I was also amazed on how well she could judge people here.
Rather than laughing, I feel seriously bad that what is the impressions we are giving to others and what are our efforts in the positive directions.
Have we learnt something out of our mistakes in the past?

Not learning from mistakes is Crime.
Whenever I give some body a time that I would reach by this time, I do and then comes the reply "Are tu to time pe aa gaya, bahut tension leta hai".
Hell, what is this, I mean time is time. You have to be prefectly on time where and when managable ( for eg, traffic jam is not in our control, but then lying that I am on my way where as still you are at home is crime ).

The worst part is that we are showing no way of improvement.
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have a funny feeling that i have read the email somewhere else, before
Looks like an Indian made up this mail. 'Cos this sounds more like an NRI's take on Indians & India rather than an European's.
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John I am with you and steer aptly put.

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However dadu

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In business we are expected to follow a certain standard, personally you can behave as you want to, but that will also reflect.
I haven't found a single instance with so many clients visiting us and vice versa where-in behavioral traits has been picked on.
Personally have found phirangs appreciating our culture and the helping nature of Indians.
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Good, we all need to be like that with both in being culturally rich (not to forget) and work culture too.

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John I am with you and steer aptly put.

However dadu

I haven't found a single instance with so many clients visiting us and vice versa where-in behavioral traits has been picked on.
Personally have found phirangs appreciating our culture and the helping nature of Indians.
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Good, we all need to be like that with both in being culturally rich (not to forget) and work culture too.
Yes we did and will continue to do so .. Amen .
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This thread will now be closed since its ended very dissimilar to how it started out.
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