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A country known for her Unity in Diversity – India!

By Samantha Kirk Subscribe to RSS | March 7th 2012 | Views:
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Have you ever seen a country where you find yourself amongst different culture in every state? Have you been to a country where each state has its own unique cuisine? Have you any experience of seeing people from different religions and cultures? Well if your answer to all the above questions is a yes, then you should have come to India. The country is filled with so many different cultures, people, traditions, food and fashion. The major civilization flourished almost five thousand years back known as the Indus Civilization. This period is known for their elegant life styles, aesthetics and impeccable town planning. The civilization existed during the ancient civilizations of Egypt. Then came the period of Aryans, they spread their culture and religious beliefs across India. This is when the Four Vedas which are the important guides of Hinduism was compiled. These two cultures were the two foundations to the country. Later, she was ruled by various people and Kings which has shaped the country today. There are a lot of History channels that can be subscribed through phone like the Time Warner Phone which is dedicated to such enriching history.

Another highlight of India is the myriad temples that are present all around the country. Various gods and saints from Lord Shiva to Buddha are all housed in temples. You can be a follower of any God; you will be able to find a temple in the nook and corner of the country. Temples were considered the homes of Gods and were the focal point of the community. Prayers and offerings were made to the Gods on a daily basis to thank them and worship them. In addition to this, in those days they were also used as the centre of learning. The structures are filled with intricate sculptures and painting. They contributed to the advancement of paintings, sculpture, music and dance.

Indian cuisine is slowly gaining popularity around the world. Unlike what many may think, the cuisine does not comprise of just spicy curry. Indian cuisine boasts of an astonishing array of food. Being so diverse, each place has its own way of making food and preparing. Food in North India differs hugely with the food from the South. Indian food concentrates more on the flavor of the food than presentation. There will be so many hits of flavors when you taste the Indian food as Indians love intense flavors ad not food that are bland in taste. Indian cuisine uses a lot of spice and seasoning and the ingredients used commonly are onions, tomato, garlic, ginger, chili, coriander, etc. the cuisine has also been influenced by others like Mughlai and Parsi. To put this complicated cuisine in to a nut shell, the food can be classifies in to spicy, sweet, sour, salty, bitter and astringent. In short, you want any flavor; you will be able to find that in this country!

Languages are another highlight of the country! Though Hindi is considered to be the National language, each state literally has its own unique languages. And it is difficult to find Hindi-speaking people everywhere especially in the south. Hindi was founded through Sanskrit which was one of the first languages to be spoken in the country. It is astonishing to know that schools is India teach as many as 50 languages and films that are taken in more than 15 languages. There are Newspapers and Radio stations that are again available in more than fifty languages!

Indians believe strongly in sharing whether it is a happy occasion or a sad one, the event or celebration is never restricted to the family, the entire community comes together bringing comfort or liveliness. There are a lot of festivals celebrated in the country which is dedicated to each God or an occasion and every event call for a celebration!

Samantha Kirk - About Author:
Samantha Kirk is a freelance writer. She is a pixie by nature! She hates to be in a place for a long period of time and loves to travel around the world. When she get’s time to come back home, she again goes in to her travel world through the special deals that she has subscribes through her Time Warner Phone.

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