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Spectator by Seema Goswami: We’re like chaat and cheese

May 24, 2024 04:55 PM IST

Indians and Italians have quite a lot in common. From food to family to identity, the similarities are striking

It was while standing in line to board an aircraft at an Italian airport that the thought first occurred to me. As the crowd built up behind me I could hear many raised voices having animated conversations on their cellphones without a care as to who was listening in. And in about 15 minutes what had been an orderly queue when we started out had turned into an amorphous mass of people.

Indians and Italians are similar in terms of their love for family and community. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Indians and Italians are similar in terms of their love for family and community. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
The welcome you get in an Italian home is very similar to the one you can expect in an Indian one. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
The welcome you get in an Italian home is very similar to the one you can expect in an Indian one. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Indians and Italians both love their carbs, deep-fried foods, and milk products. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
Indians and Italians both love their carbs, deep-fried foods, and milk products. (SHUTTERSTOCK)
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