In this post, I compare the forks in the US (Bay area, California) to those in India.
I notice that the tines of the forks in India are much thinner than their US counterparts, and also the fork body in India is smaller too.
Is this due to economics or culture?
I guess it is a bit of both.
In the Bay area in the US, we pretty much use forks to eat too, and not spoons always (though some people do), but I find that that is not possible in India.
In India, you have to use a spoon to eat. I guess, forks are more for salads or mainly for show.
Actually, in ancient India, people ate with their hands and so most food is not made for eating with forks.
In fact that traditional items are pretty hard to eat unless you use your hands.