18 Oct India – A Nation or a Culture?
India is a nation with varied dynasties making up its religious and architectural heritage. Called by different names by different people like Bharat and Hindustan but internationally known as India. She’s a vast country that stretches 1,222,559 sq. meters and is home to more than one billion people.
The question here is that is She solely a piece of land?
When it comes to India She’s not just ANY piece of land!
Treated by its people as Mother, She holds far more significance that the land that we live upon. She’s almost a culture in itself.
India’s history has been rich enough to give Her variety in terms of religion, cultures, lifestyles, languages, climates, etc. so much so, that all this clubbed together can form another culture in itself.
She isn’t just a nation; She is a culture in Herself.
Her love resides in the heart of people. This is depicted well by the fight that they put up for India’s independence, and India has come a long way since then developing Her politics, armed forces, administrative system, educational system etc.
She may not be the best examples of all these fore stated categories, but She sure is a leading nation amongst the developing countries of the world.
She is a phenomenon where even the climate isn’t shy to give all its shades to. The weather of India experiences as many diversities as the lifestyles She supports. Be it the scorching heat of summers or the chilling winters or the heavy rains, She never keeps her people deprived of any experience!
Being a culture hub, She has also come a long way in establishing herself into the realms of best art and entertainment industry, fashion parades, sports and education system. Today, Indian fashion designers are well recognized abroad, and so are movie stars. The best universities across the world call Indian leaders and students for information exchange.
From a colony of Britain, the nation and the culture India has come a long way to becoming an established and recognized nation amongst the nations that were already at the top.
India is now compared with the nations that are far more developed than Herself, which is a healthy thing. India is coming of age, and so are Indians.
Let the culture flourish and the realm nourish!