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CD project on Differences between Indian & French Culture

  1. 1. Differences between Indian and French Culture SUBMITTED IN FULFILLMENT OF REQUIREMENTS OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY COURSE BY: PRADUMN KUMAR MISHRA SHADAB ALI SIDDIQUI
  2. 2. 1. Social Interactions India •Saying "Namaste" while folding hands and bowing your Head is the most common greeting among Indians. •Elders are highly respected and it is considered discourteous to take name of any senior/elder person. •Public display of affection is generally frowned upon. France •In France, in general, men shake one another‟s hands, men do “la bise” with women, and women do “la bise” amongst themselves. So if you‟re a woman you‟ll be kissing everyone on the cheek and getting kissed by everyone. If you‟re a man you‟ll be kissing women on the cheek and shaking men‟s hands. •Public display of affection is very common. •Different form of addresses exist for different formal/Informal settings.
  3. 3. 2. Family Values and Education India •Marriage is considered as a very important institution •Parents live with their children when old •Same sex unions are not recognized by the state •Indian Educational system is decentralized with central as well as state education boards. Private institutes are also increasing rapidly France •There is recent increase in the number of unmarried couples •Single parent families have also increased •Same sex marriages are allowed •The French educational system is highly centralised. It is divided into three different stages: primary education, secondary education; and higher education
  4. 4. 3. Business Interactions India •Shaking hands is a common practice in business interations •Decisions are strongly influenced from the top. Usually one person makes all major decisions. •Business cards are exchanged and Indians are very conscious of the protocol. •Initial business entertainment is done in restaurants in prestigious hotels. Business can be discussed during meals. •For business, men generally wear suits and ties •Gifts are not normally expected at the first meeting. Gifts may be given once a relationship develops. France • It is not acceptable in France to „drop in‟ on someone unannounced and such conduct will be taken as an act of rudeness, whatever the occasion. •Punctuality is treated quite casually in France, although there are some regional differences, the further South you go the more casual the approach to time is. •Gift-giving among business associates is not common practice in France. •Fashion and appearance are much more important in France than in most other countries in the world. Even low-paid, entry-level executives buy the best clothes they can afford. Generally, dress tends to be on the formal side for both men and women, whether in business or social situations. •France is ranked in the top 25 countries (on the Corruption Perception Index of government organisations) in the world for being perceived as least corrupt compared to 176 other countries. •Offices open early as well as close early and weekends are sanctimonious
  5. 5. 5. Traffic India There are too many traffic problems in India such as •Congestion •Pot holes •Primitive means of transportation like Bullock Carts in rural areas •Open floundering of rules •Lack of means of public transport France The traffic scenario is much better due to •Efficient vehicles •Excellent quality of roads •Rules and regulations are followed •Excellent means of public transport
  6. 6. 6. Religious Settings India •Religion in India is characterized by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. India is the birthplace of four of the world's major religions; namely Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. •According to the 2001 census,[1] 80.5% of the population of India practise Hinduism. Islam (13.4%), Christianity (2.3%), Sikhism (1.9%), Buddhism (0.8%) and Jainism (0.4%) are the other major religions followed by the people of India. France •France is a country where freedom of religion and freedom of thought are guaranteed by virtue of the 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen. •Major religions in France include the Catholic Church, Islam, various Protestant churches, Hinduism, Judaism, Russian Orthodoxy and Armenian Christianity making it a multi-confessional country.
  7. 7. 7. Lingual Settings India • India has recognized Hindi and English as official languages. • Other than English and Hindi, there are 20 other official languages belonging to different regions across India. France • France has only recognized French as the official language. • A few minority languages recognized by French Constitution. • Threat of Anglicisation has forced French people to take many steps for safeguarding their language.
  8. 8. 8. Economy India Rank Currency 9th (nominal) / 3rd (PPP) 1 (INR) () = 100 Paise $1.824 trillion (nominal) 10th; GDP 2012) $4.684 trillion (PPP: 3rd; 2012) GDP growth 3.986% (2012–13)[1] GDP per $1,491 (nominal: 141st; capita 2012)[$3,829 (PPP: 130th; 2012)] agriculture: 17.4%, industry: GDP by sector 25.8%,services: 56.9% (2012 est.) Population below poverty line 29.8% (2010) France GDP Rank Currency GDP GDP growth 5th (nominal) / 9th (PPP) 1 euro (€1) = 100-cent Nominal : $2.609 trillion USD (2012) [4] -0.1% (Q3 2013) GDP per capita Nominal : $41,141 (2012) [5] agriculture (1.9%), industry (18.3%), services (79.8%) (2012 est) GDP by sector Population below Poverty Line 8.8% (2012)
  9. 9. 9. Politics India As a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic, India is the seventh largest nation in the world, in geographical terms, and the second most populous nation in the world France France is a unitary, semi-presidential republic.
  10. 10. 10 Daily chores India Easy and affordable availability of labour for daily chores like •Cooking •Cleaning •Gardening •Electrical problems •Car Problems (Fixing of Punctures) France Most of the daily chores are done by the people themselves due to the difficulty in availability as well as the high cost of such services
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