“OK. I don’t know where to start for a country where I grew up and spent decades of my life (***special strings attached 🙂 ). Writing about my home country brings back all the beautiful memories that I have cherished as a child, teenager and adult. Different people have different versions to describe India, but all I can say is you have to be there and feel it yourself. As for me, there is this quintessential Indian-ness that I love, but can’t really describe it in words. I haven’t seen a vibrant and diverse country like it anywhere else in the world.”
India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its golden heritage. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country. A country of 1.4 billion people who are still very much tied to their roots.
– Anita Desai
It wouldn’t be wrong to say that in India, everything is saturated in colors, spice and flavors. Emotions speak louder than words and there is a unity in diversity. India’s astounding diversity of religions, languages, and cultures is unique and unparalleled.
Land of Spirituality, yoga, peace and tolerance, saints and monks, food and festivals, religions, languages and freedom of expressions, Ayurveda and medicine, Engineers and Doctors, Drama and Bollywood….and what not. The list is never ending and India never misses to amuse.
Holding every possible form of contrast – Peace and chaos, Beauty and ugliness, Modern and ancient, Rich and poor, cultured and wretched, Educated and illiterate, believers and atheists…India is the most ‘intense’ country that one can ever visit.