An assignment from ENGL 105 at UNC, among one of the more moronic of their universal requirements

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Feeder 2.2!

! Due to the cultural custom of modest dress for women in India, it is advised that clothing aid packages sent should contain long pieces of cloth for the construction of Saris rather than more skin-bearing clothing such as shorts and similar attire. Additionally, food sent to India should not contain any beef products as the animal is considered sacred in their culture. It is also essential to mute any indication of religious affiliation, as such affiliation would likely be non-hindu, with the aid as it may result in rejection of any or further aid due to religious fervor.


Puretravel. (03/0). Retrieved from not-to-do-in-india/.

! This article warns of eating customs in India, such as some parts of India being strict pescatarians or vegetarians, but more importantly the unanimous rejection of beef products by all people of India. This is potentially significant because many of the products that are directly donated may be food items that could contain beef and it should be known to program managers that beef products should not be purchased with donated money.

Some “do’s” and “don’ts” for travel (survival) in india. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://

! This article details an enormous number of endeavors that should be avoided by travelers to India. It warns that women do not wear short skirts, shorts, or any dress that exposes their arms and men do not wear shorts either. This is potentially significant

because some of the aid donated by citizens is likely to be clothing and it’s therefore important to instruct that donations do not match something that would be unacceptable to wear in India.

Siliconindia Travel. (n.d.) Retrieved from Things-You-Should-Never-Do-In-India--aid-914.html

! This article, like the others, describes activities that should not be engaged in by tourists and traveling businessmen and women which can be applied to relief workers and relief efforts as well. The article suggests refraining from religious discussions and the resistance of outside opinions on religions. This warning is potentially significant to the relief effort because support from the United States is often accompanied by the desire for religious influence in the affected nation.