Clash of lifestylesBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjusa.03040009 (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E212
- Biji T Kurien, senior research scientist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
From BMJ USA 2003;April:222
During my pre-doctoral studies in India (a former British colony), I heard an Indian speaker say, “What the Americans do inside the house (lavatory), we do outside; what they do outside (osculation, eating), we do inside.” A few years later, as a post-doctoral fellow in America, I could compare firsthand the differences in lifestyle between these two countries.
On arrival itself, I could see that the differences were monumental. The sheer opulence of America was an eye-opener. My journey into the differences began with a car ride, its driver sitting on the wrong …