India has 1.3 billion people, 22 official languages and a long and rich cultural heritage with legacies from the British and pre-Independence that continue to colour society today. Understanding culture and business styles in a country like India is not easy. India is a country that is changing fast, with a growing middle class, rapid urbanization and more than 50% of the population under 25 years old.

To do business in India you do not need to understand everything about the country and its people – you never could – but to be successful in India you do need to understand some basic aspects of the business culture of this complex country.

Our team of experts come from all across the country and are often asked by clients about how Indian business culture works and the best ways to approach different situations.  We have collected some of the most commonly asked questions together and answer them in this section of the blog.

As with our other blog sections, if you don’t see your question answered, please write to us and we will try to answer it!

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