Ex Pat Extols the Virtues of India


The first feeling I felt, getting off
the plane, was a total change of atmosphere. It was like a lot of mental
anxieties simply floated away and I felt much more free.

by John Rambo

I’ve been living in India for a few years now, so I’d like to talk about my experience living in India, the culture, the people.

First, why did I leave America to go to India? Main reason was I was looking for spiritual life. Second reason, I saw how America was being turned into a fascist police state, and I wanted to get out of there before it was too late. Third, I saw no future in America, because the culture and people had become so rotten that I simply felt there was nothing left for me there.

I liked India from the very first day I arrived. The people in India were very kind, humble, and willing to help. Indians were actually much more personable than people in the West. Indians aren’t afraid to talk to strangers.

They are some of the most tolerant people in the world. They tolerate all religions, and lately it has become a fashion to wear t-shirts that have the sign of the Hindu Om, the Christian Cross, and the Muslim half moon sign, and to say that all religion is one. A common phrase is “Religion always unites, and never divides”.

I traveled all around the country in my first year here, seeing the northern, southern, eastern, and western parts of the country. I noticed that southern India, the four states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Kerala, were more cultured and peaceful than northern India. People were very well behaved and polite in the states of southern India. The religious culture is also very strong there, with temples everywhere. Christians, Muslims, and Hindus live in unity in southern India and there is no fighting.

What are Indians’ attitude towards westerners? Indians are very accepting and tolerant, generally, and are very friendly and hospitable towards westerners. I stayed in many different Indian’s houses and they all treated me with respect, hospitality, and kindness.

I actually felt at home in India, felt like I belonged here, which is a feeling that I never had in America. I guess it is due to the culture and strong community that exists here. In America, people are so isolated from each other and individualistic, there is very little sense of community.

Life is more peaceful in India than in the West. People are much more relaxed and are not frantic and rushing to get 100 things done in one day.


The atmosphere is one of freedom.  America has become a police state and everyone is very paranoid and afraid of the police. In India, the police only investigate serious crimes, and they don’t run around pulling people over and giving them a ticket for speeding.

 Of course the police are a bit corrupt in India, and you can pretty much buy your way out of a crime if you have the money. Even still, the Indian police are no where near as bad as American police, because American police are regularly shooting and killing innocent people. Violent crime is very rare in India.

The women in India are actually treated with a lot of respect, much more so than I saw in the west. In India, the men in her family PROTECT the women from danger.

This feminist myth that “Indian women are submissive slaves” is completely bogus. Indian women have a large part of the control of their household, and the husband will usually consult with his wife before taking any major decisions.

Indian men treat their wives with great affection and compassion. Indians are much more soft-hearted than westerners, so the idea of forming a marriage bond and then breaking it is almost unthinkable to them.

The myth that “people are starving in India” is also false. I traveled all over India and I never saw anybody starving. If a person is hungry, they can go to some temple and the temple will give them free food.

In America, 1 out of 6 people are on food stamps, so if anybody is starving, I would say that it is in America. Food is plentiful in India, although food price inflation is starting, so for that reason people may not be able to afford the best food.

Another cool thing about India is how cheap it is to live here. You can get a very nice apartment for like 100 to 200 dollars a month, and you can buy a really nice 2 story modern house for like 10,000 US dollars or less.

People in India are quite content with life, even though they do not have as much money as the average westerner. Rather, the source of happiness is good relationships with other people, and the family relations in India are quite close. As for spiritual happiness, India has the best culture in the world, with a perfectly logical explanation of spiritual life found in the Vedas.

I had grown up as a Christian, but I left Christianity around age 18. I started reading new age/spiritual types of books and eventually found my way to the Bhagavad-Gita and other Vedic literatures. The explanation of God and spiritual nature that I found was perfect, and answered questions that I did not even know to ask.

How to emigrate there? Well, you can get a 10 year tourist visa multiple entry. Just be warned, you have to leave the country every 6 months and with a new law they just made, you have to stay outside of the country for 60 days before you can return. It’s a huge pain in the ass, and a lot of American tourists who live in India are very angry about such a pointless law. I guess it’s all just part of the Illuminati plan to create a one world police state and try to restrict people’s movement as much as possible.

As for cleanliness, India is not as dirty as some people would say. People passing stool in the streets, I’ve never seen that.

In the bigger cities, there is a lot of trash around the ground, and the sidewalks may be smashed up and not very nice, but even still, I don’t notice as much dirtiness as people claim. In America, I saw plenty of trash everywhere also, so it’s not like America is perfectly clean either.

Indians don’t have much of an environmental kind of consciousness, so they are not real enviro-friendly like in the West. As a result, people don’t recycle much, and yes, a lot of people just throw their trash in the street and don’t care. But it’s not as bad as people claim, I will say that.

Also, people need to keep in mind that India is a 3rd world country, so to expect the exact same sanitation standards of the 1st world Western countries is unrealistic and unfair, as well.

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