Posted: 09 August 2012 at 2:55pm | IP Logged
Well, first of all, wear Indian clothes. It looks nice and respectful, and when you meet them, say, "Namaste, Aunty/ Uncle!" I don't know if you live in India or not, but I don't and generally Aunties and Uncles get impressed seeing Indian girls wearing Indian clothes and saying Namaste. Also, they appreciate you talking in Hindi too, but if you do not know it, don't stress out about it. You don't want to come off as someone you're not. The most important thing for you to do is be yourself. Be kind and respectful, but do not sacrifice yourself. If your nature naturally is a little on the bubbly and talkative side, then that is okay. Do that. If they are human beings, then they should not have a problem with that.
Oh another thing I know Indian Aunties like is if you ask them if they want any help with anything. Most times they will say no, but if I see them in the kitchen, then I will go in there and kind of see what they need help with. Sometimes going there makes them feel more comfortable asking you for help.
Overall though, don't stress about it. They will accept you as you are, and don't change yourself to please them.