Cultural Melting Pot
Oh country, my country!
Oh country, my country!
People don’t say Incredible India for no reason. This great sub-continent is probably one of the most colorful, vibrant, eccentric, affectionate and exciting places on Earth. A place where anybody and everybody from around the globe is welcomed, India is a place which you can call home. A place where just a smile can speak a thousand words, India is full of compassion and has a heart that beats for billions of people. A place where people go on a journey to discover themselves, India is nothing if not full of surprises. From the magnanimity of the capital city to the serene tranquility of the backwaters, from the fast paced life of the financial capital to the happy smiles you get to see everywhere, India is a fun and lovable country to live in, and here are a few reasons to fall in love with it all over again.
Cultural Melting Pot
India is a cultural melting pot which boasts of a rich and diverse cultural heritage, where every city, small town and village defines their uniqueness with their cultural traits. In this sub-continent, you will see people from different parts of the world, races, ethnic backgrounds and religions living together and sharing space, like one big happy family. Additionally, the outlook a country has towards the world can be best understood when its culture is explored. This and the fact that the countries strong cultural heritage has paved the way for binding it with other countries in the world beyond trade and politics, speaks volumes. With a flash of color a tease of sparkles, the diverse culture of this nation is one of the reasons to fall back in love with it all over again.
The heritage of this mighty nation is nothing short of awe inspiring. Every city that exists in India has some connection to its illustrious past that it still maintains. From incredible street names like ‘Mahatma Gandhi Road’ and ‘Lala Lajput Rai Road’ to giants of the past like Lodhi Gardens, The Red Fort and Qutub Minar rising up like beacons, everything that you experience here has a relation to the rich heritage that the country enjoys. That India enjoys a rich heritage is further corroborated by the fact that everywhere you go within the country feels like a different experience, almost like it’s many countries wrapped up in one. With so much diversity and so much heritage just waiting to be exploited, any love lost will be rekindled in no time!
The Hub of Fine Arts
Considered as the hub of fine arts, India can be called a connoisseur of the fine arts, a patron almost! The smell of incense, the sound of soft chanting from the temples, the hypnotic rhythm of the “ghungrus” and the mesmerizing voices rising up in a crescendo accompanied by the golden glow of the sun setting has something so magical and mysterious about it, that it cannot be explained. A country that is the home of different forms of classical dance, music, art and various other forms of creative expression, if you love the finer things in life, then you’re bound to fall in love with India several times over.
If one thing people remember, and that too remember fondly about India, is the food. Everywhere you go, you can treat your taste buds to something new and so flavorful that you won’t stop at just one bite. From Butter Chicken up north to the crispy Dosa’s down south, from the sweet Roshogollas of the east to the powerful punch of the Bombil Fry of the west, India is all about culinary diversity and exploring the length and breadth of the country means going on a gastronomical adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. In India, first you eat and then you do everything else!
It’s the people who make a country and in India, it’s the people who make you fall in love it all the more. The kindness of strangers in this nation is humbling. When in need, you’ll always find someone who is willing to help you out. No matter where you are or from which part of the world you’re from, the great Indian hospitality never fails to live up to its expectations. The fact that you’ll ever feel lonely, despite the language barrier, is another testimony to the generosity and the kindness of the people living here. The people of India will teach you to worry less and to just go with the flow and what’s not to love about that!
In all its raw and untamed beauty, India is a country that you can fall in love with over and over again