Chennai - Post Report Question and Answers

Is it easy to make friends with locals here? Are there any prejudices or any ethnic groups who might feel uncomfortable here?

Not easy to make friends with locals, as south India is a pretty segmented place. The caste system is prevalent still, but doesn't affect foreigners. - Jan 2024

No. It's very conservative. - May 2023

No, in my opinion, wealthy Indians are painful, self-important and entitled. A language barrier exists with the man on the street. - Apr 2023

Caste is a really dangerous and unbearable thing there and leadership was unable to do anything to prevent staff from treating each other according to caste, which basically meant on a daily basis you witness people treating each other so poorly, with no repercussions. Veg, nonveg, Christian, Muslim, Brahmin - everyone had a label and categorized their friends and colleagues based on who is most like them and applied their stereotypes accordingly. - Apr 2023

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