India is an incredible country. It is full of multiple-cultures, landscapes, monuments, ancient architectures, chain of rivers, forests, and people from all religions. India is a perfect place to taste every flavor of life still there are common myth among foreigners about India. In this article on Write Views, we will bust the Top 5 Myths About Incredible India.
Extreme Poverty is the #1 among the myths about incredible India that foreigners have in their mind. India is consider as full of poor people but the reality is quite different. Decades ago before the invasion and looting by Muslim and British invaders, India was one of the richest countries in the world. India was known as “Golden Bird of The World“.
Even today after so much looting by foreign invaders, a very low %age of Indians live below poverty line. Most of the Indians belongs to middle class and have a very good monthly earning. With rapid development works in recent years, YoY the Indians are becoming prosper and soon most of the Indians will achieve middle class income family status.
High Corruption is the 2nd most common among the top 5 Myths about incredible India among foreigners and even many Indians. There is hardly a country in the world that has 0% corruption and therefore India is also not untouched by that evil. After the independence, the corruption in India kept on rising and was widespread in every govt. department of India until a decade back.
In recent years, with increase in awareness among Indians and transparency in most of the official works, the corruption level has declined sharply. With the introduction of RTI and anti-corruption laws, the Govt. is striking hard on the black money, money laundering and other mediums of corruption. If not 0% but in next few years, India will strike down corruption to much lower level.
Very Low Literacy
Low Literacy rate was in fact a problem in India but YOY the Youth literacy rate is increasing. India has approx 92% Youth literacy as on 2018 which is much better than Global literacy wiz. 86.3%. The low literacy was due to worst education system and lack of interest in studying.
The literacy in elders above 65 years of age is 45.4% which is the main reason for lower pan India literacy rate for all aged people in India wiz. is around 78%. In next couple of decades the India will surely beat the country’s overall literacy %.
Crime Against Women
Crime Against Women in India is the most talked about topic in India and across the globe. This is in fact a very much hyped myth which make female foreigner travelers to think twice before traveling to India. It is an acceptable fact that there are many places in India that are unsafe for not only women but also for Men just like any other country.
The biased Indian & foreign media has created an environment that forces people to consider India as an unsafe country. Just like every country, criminals are also there in India but that doesn’t means India is a lawless country. Most of the places in India are very safe and foreigner friendly. So, if you are a foreigner willing to travel to India soon, you need to be aware about this common myth about India.
Religious Intolerance in India is the most widespread propaganda driven global myth about India. India is home to most no. of religions of the world. People belonging to different religions are living peacefully in India. Like any other country you will see minor scuffles between communities in India too. Those scuffles are mainly due to Fake news on Social Media & Propaganda reporting by Media channels. Some Anti-national activities by few religious minorities also causes these scuffles.
India is home to the most tolerant religion wiz. Hinduism. In its entire history of Civilization and evolution, Hindus never invaded any country in the name of religion. Hinduism is not just religion but is a way of life. Hindus, the religion of majority of Indians has gracefully accepted people from other religions over the time. So, if you are a foreigner then you should know about all these facts to bust the myth about religiously intolerant India.
So, these were the Top 5 most common myths about India that foreigner should wipe from their minds. If you are still confused about any myth, simply leave a comment below. We will surely help you address your query. We from the bottom of our heart, welcome all foreigners to India because we consider a Guest as God.
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