| Is lying condoned in Indian/Asian cultures?
I can't give an answer to that question. There are probably Indian perlmonks who can
answer that question ... but then there's the issue of whether they would be prepared
to truthfully answer that question.
I can tell you that I worked in Indonesia (Bali, to be precise - which is a Hindu community, by majority) for a few months, and that lying (in order to "save face") was perfectly acceptable, frequently practiced, and never admitted.
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