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Indian Culture: Why do many Indians have such a problem being on time? - Quora

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Warm-climate culture vs. Cold-climate culture

At first I thought "What a weird sweeping generalization" but as I read the answers I came to realize that different people regard time differently, and it is a cultural thing.

Definitely. This was required reading in my missionary school:

Basically; as the name implies, it breaks down the punctual culture (cold-climate; e.g. north american + western europe) vs. the less time sensitive cultures (warm-climate).

Interesting book; interesting read.

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