Glimpse of India – United We Rock

United We Rock I’m trying to connect with the citizens of my country as well as the world through my ‘Glimpse of India’ posts. India, as all of you know, is a vast country with 130 crore people living here. Indian people 🇮🇳 Diversity is the flavour of India. Colours of contrasting landforms, cultures, religions…

Glimpse of India- Land of snake charmers?

Land of snake charmers? Ask westerners and they can tell you that India is a land of Snake Charmers. Though a huge number of Indians have not spotted a single charmer in their lifetimes, the foreigners have an assurance that these mysterious persons are quite a common sight in India. I’m sure many people reading…

Glimpse of India- Beauty of Rural India

Beauty of Rural India Most of India’s population lives in villages. The whopping proportion of 2:1 with urban areas defines the difference. If you want to experience raw, untouched India, head to its villages. There are farms, cattle, mud houses and a whole lot of simple people who toil night and day in farms to…

Glimpse of India – Qissa Kursi Ka, The Political Drama

source The largest democracy in the world, India elects its leaders after every five-year via national-level polling. The elected leaders form the government and control the working of the nation on a set of regulations. India has a multi-party system where many political parties run for general elections and have a capability to come into…

Glimpse of India- Parents Who Pamper, Preach And Expect

Parents Who Pamper, Preach And Expect The other day, I was writing on the importance of family bonding, sacrifices and blessed togetherness. Indian family values teach a person virtues of patience, sympathy and empathy naturally. These values have an ancient connection when it was necessary for people to stay together. Family became the smallest unit…

Glimpse of India – (Non)Violence that led to Free India

(Non)Violence that led to Free India How India was colonised is a long story. I’m summarising it for quick reference.British came to India in the 17th century on the pretext of making it their colony. India was a strong nation at that time under the rule of Jehangir. After the death of Aurangzeb, the Mughal…

Glimpse of India – Languages We Speak

Glimpse of India – Languages We Speak With each post in ‘Glimpse of India’ series, I make an effort to introduce my country, India to the world and remind my fellow citizens of the rich culture and diversity we are blessed with. Ours is a country of population more than 130 crore where people from…

Glimpse of India – Joyous Ride through food lanes of India

Joyous Ride through food lanes of India Inspired by rich heritage and magical herbs, Indian food is nutritious and health-oriented when cooked with passion 💕 source The inviting aroma of Indian food is due to the herbs and spices used to cook the meals. Spices are an integral part of Indian recipes. Cardamom, coriander, turmeric,…

Glimpse of India-Home is where Family is

(Wikimedia Commons) Home is where Family is The richness of being Indian lies in strong family bonding. Our lives are inseparable from our families. We create moments of togetherness and cherish forever. It’s a common practice in Indian households to sit together and relish sumptuous meal. Chatting, laughing, playing are so instinctive that unreal modes…

Glimpse of India – Land of Gods

Glimpse of India – Land of Gods India is a land of multiple religions and diverse cultures. Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhism, Jainism; I’m not doing justice by missing some religions here. About 80% of citizens follow Hinduism and most of them bow their heads before a God or Goddess. In our homes, we don’t…

Glimpse of India- Festivals Galore

Glimpse of India- Festivals Galore Festivals give us good reason to break the monotony and celebrate the occasion called life. Many festivals are linked with our religious faiths with a strong sense to perform the associated rituals. We have many religions and as many festivals to celebrate our stay on Earth. These remind us that…

Glimpse of India- Exploring Buzzing Bazaars

Pic Credit- Glimpse of India- Exploring Buzzing Bazaars If you want to absorb the true essence of India, visit its Bazaars brimming with enthusiastic people. Those who are unaware, Bazaar is the name given to markets which sell goods at a relatively low price. We get more variety in Bazaars that translates into more choice….

Glimpse of India- Diversity Enriching Lives

Glimpse of India- Diversity Enriching Lives India is a land of spices and the most exotic spice is Diversity. Spices add flavour to the food we eat. In the similar manner, diversity is the essence of vibrant life. The culture of India has been influenced by all those rulers who administered the country for years,…