Angela Melamud

A 24-year-old writer who was born, raised, and still lives in Brooklyn, New York. She studied English Literature at Baruch College and has interned at The Paris Review and Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Angela tweets @angelamelamud

What a gori learned in India

I didn’t get to ride an elephant or dance and sing about love and heartache in choreographed Bollywood style. But during a little trip to India to attend my boyfriend’s cousin’s wedding, I did learn some things about Indian etiquette. Here are a few lessons for non-Indians who find themselves sari-wrapped in India. Lesson #1: The price is never fixed You can haggle for literally everything in India — even when there are signs saying “price is fixed.” The process is like interpretive dance: prices hang in limbo while unresolved arms sway and strike poses to the rhythms of sari fabrics brushing ...

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