Well Indian women are for the most part overly traditional but that only applies to the more rural ones. Today’s urban Indian women go to night clubs and juggle multiple boyfriends and mostly ape their Western counterparts to a reasonable degree. Many Indian women would love to settle down with an English guy and it’s not that they have to break any religious ties nowadays since things are a bit more liberal than before. However in my opinion many of them have had years or generations of female abuse and that sort of filters down to today’s women as well. They tend to harbour paranoia and fear rather easily. Also many are not health conscious and do not exercise and smoke and drink. Couple that with their hidden desire to be fair and a society that indoctrinates them with rules all the time, their behaviour and mental health betrays being full of insecurity. The average Indian diet is full of spices, ghee and wheat products which is not too healthy and this quite many of them suffer from bowel syndrome and constipation and delayed mensuration in addition to garden variety anorexia and bulimia. The quest to look fashionable and cool all day long on a limited diet and junk food eventually takes its toll. Honestly sometimes I feel for them even though I have no real sympathy.
Another reason being since my origins are more of an established immigrant, our social norms are very different from rest of India. We have a matrilineal society and the women get first priority and privilege of the family. The daughters and wives get the property and land and the name of the mother propagates to the name of the son and daughters in the family. This ensures that women are bound in duty and happiness from a marriage and that the men remain faithful to their wives. Also inner tribe marriage is not allowed but inter tribal or outsider marraige is encouraged, this ensures genetic vigour and elimination of recessive genes to negligible combinations that in contrast many other communities suffer from. Mary Kom is the first Indian woman to win in the Olympics in Boxing. She also happens to be from our North East states in India where our tribes look more East Asian like the Chinese or Tibetian than mainland Indian.This sort of vigour comes from a society here women are loved and supported. Right now India is a rape capital and 99 percent of that happens in the mainland states in Uttar Pradesh and Southern States. Blatant disrespect of women’s rights and a double standard culture in the mainland where they worship women dirties but treat their own women like filth.
So settling down in India would mean knowing the customs and traditions all over again in terms of a foreign culture, in my opinion it’s a lot like the Escobar movie, where the boy and girl may love each other but the family itself is entrenched in dirty business and out to actually kill you if needed. Also India will be forever the most xenophobic country in the world, with reason of course. You will always be seen as a foreigner. Our Congress party leader is an Italian woman who married Rajiv Gandhi our erstwhile Prime Minister, she is somewhat accepted becos of a high profile marriage and while the society is tolerant for marriage, other aspects of living will be constrained. Indian women are one of the a most damaged in the world. They may be loving but a lot of that comes from fear and tradition not by default. But yes, some women are worth it but that goes for every country in the world.
Mafia state meaning the level of corruption and nepotism is at an all time high and the power game is played by political affiliations who mastermind a lot of events and incidents all related to party politics. Whoever has more muscle or more money (who purchase more muscle then) usually wins the game.
Europe might take some rights away but is unlike gun laws in the United States, and the last thing I would want is to engage in a gunfight with an American society folk. They are so much in turmoil and struggle that I could dress up as Mickey Mouse and they would shoot me in a heart beat. At least we do not have free gun laws and this gun related paranoia is at an all time low. But violence still continues to extreme degrees everyday. It’s just human nature. Women get burned and drowned and maimed by acid or simply lynched or thrown off the roof…the list goes on. Female foeticide is at an all time high. The mainland Indians who I refer to as the Hindus or traditional Indians are the major culprits in all this. This sort of stuff never happens in our tribal societies and states in the North East. To think of it we are actually barbarians with our ancestors all these years never even letting anyone enter our lands and beheading them, yet we are the softest when it comes to our women and children. For a large part of regular India this is sadly the opposite. Male ego has taken over and they find it difficult to maintain a straight face as their lands get repeatedly occupied by foreign invasion and so to compensate for lost pride they mistreat their own folk, quite the opposite to our differing cultures. Europe has lowest levels of teenage pregnancy, gun violence is really negligible, drug abuse is practically non existent certainly as social issue metric, health is way better than USA and other countries, happiness index and life satisfaction is very high in those countries, so something must be going right for some European countries. As we go east in Europe things start to resemble India with poverty, corruption and disorder.
European women have better genes for sure, taller, fairer and more healthier certainly by Indian standards. I am not racist or anything just stating stereotypes and the local mentality and national attitude, as well as simple genetics. India is in a mess with economic concerns and centuries and decades of social evils and mismanagement, it’s not the best of times to settle anyways. When a country cannot build roads and have clean parks and roads you know you have a problem. Last year an entire bridge collapsed in my city of Kolkata just because the builders were using poor quality cement deliberately, and just look at the consequences. Those people are in jail now causing the death of so many daily commuters, it became a matter of shame for our state ministers. Cutting corners and compromising others time and values means that our society has become very dog eat dog, mostly just to get through the next day.
Not a good prediction and I see things ending very bleak anyways. Another reason being that geologically India will have recurring earthquakes and eventually it will collapse with Mt. Everest crashing down to collosal destruction of the sub continent. It’s a doomed nation in due time. If you look at East Asian countries and South East Asian countries there are a lot of similarities both terms of the physiognomy and languages and cultures and social attitudes. India is smack in the middle with things more common to Middle East and UAE and Pakistan than either Africa or USA or Australia and the like. It’s too unique for its own good and is thus comparatively a global minority in terms of demographic count. Yet our nationalist slogan says ‘The best in the world, our nation of India’ (translated) and not one educated person from India believes this bs.Problems are galore for India and its eventual destruction is just one of them.
Switzerland is a nice country for sure. However it’s really expensive and almost like an Utopia. In terms of concept even the French government is quite alike, they pioneered the 17th Century French Revolution after all. The French will not let the government misbehave. However in reality the current government needs to re-establish French rights and not let the Islamic community take things out of hand. Germany is unique becos it has caused so much deaths since WW II that out of goodwill and embarrassement Germany will try it’s best to be a model country and society, and judging by its economy it seems to do very well indeed. Between Germany and Switzerland if I have to work in the software industry or experience the rich nightlife and music scene in Berlin then I suppose Germany does it for me. But Switzerland is also a very top contender. More things to do basically. After living in India a perfect government is not what I am exactly looking for since I know from experience I can live in a highly imperfect one too. But Middle East never, I am neither muslim not a radical not a fan of anything that side so it will never pique my interest again that is for sure, I worked in Dubai for a year and I learnt a lot from that stint. So my choices are rather limited but they are world class on what they can potentially offer to someone with full time residency in mind. It’s both a risk and a pursuit that is worth it. With your UK passport Of suppose you could live in Switzerland with a lot more ease than any regular Indian passport holder, why don’t you try it then if you feel that UK is not what is used to be? Might be worth it the effort.