Men: suit and Ee, neutral colors IT: more casual. ConservaEve, not formal Women: pant-‐suit, long skirts (cover knees). Not high neckline Salwar-‐suit also acceptable Indian costume on foreigner – friendship gesture
• Major religions, holy days and holidays • 80% -‐ Hinduism 13% -‐ Islam 7% -‐ other religions • Tolerance but wide diﬀerenEaEon • Government Holiday Calendar (hVp://india.gov.in/calendar/calendar.htm) • Caste system
deﬁnitely the boss in India and is expected to 'play the part. • Senior managers are not expected to engage in work which could be undertaken by somebody lower down the organisaEon. • Managers are expected to give direct and speciﬁc instrucEons to subordinates -‐ and subordinates are expected to carry out the instrucEons unquesEoningly.
Eme. • Common for business meeEngs in New Delhi to start with small talk. • Make sure you are dealing with the right person because your Indian counterparts will oien defer a decision if the key decision-‐ maker is not present.
in the economic growth of the state. o Best city to do business based on various parameters: o SeSng up industrial and commercial acEvity such as permits, noEﬁcaEons and inspecEons. o Ludhiana was ranked on top for paying taxes and second for resolving insolvencies.
cultural choices • Development led from Hindu and Jain beliefs • In parEcular “vegetarianism” is common dietary trends • Staple of Indian foods include pearl millet, rice, whole-‐wheat ﬂour, and variety of lenEls