India: A Culture or a Society?

Sunset at Taj Mahal

India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!” – Mark Twain 

India, a nation of billions; billion dreams,billion expectations,billion hearts and billion souls. The land of the tricolor is considered to be one of the richest in history and culture. It has been defining diversity and conserving its heritage since decades unknown. As an Indian, we embrace these cultures and traditions as the foundation principles of our lives. These traditions have been the moral core of the nation.

Living in India is certainly the most vibrant journey in anybody’s life. When we can see a nation progressing on the chords of their military and industrial advancements, Bharat(India) has developed unanimously as a nation of pride and glory. Sanskrit, the mother of all languages to the invention of “Zero” in Mathematics by Aryabhatta, all started from the nation which had been colonized by the British for 200 years.

But within the Indian Society, submerged in the mindsets remain strings of stereotypes which rages a war against the very moral foundation of this beautiful nation. Poverty has been a major drawback and technological advancement in many corners of the nation hasn’t been achieved. Although the loopholes are pretty transparent , negligence has proved a major factor of not being able to exile these demons from our society.

In India, everyone lives as one big family. We envision an utopian society within the borders of this nation. We face the rain and the drought of life together. Brotherhood has been a catalyst in building this nation from the scratch.

India, a land of dreams but limited opportunities. Yes, its true most of the brilliant minds in the leading corporate and technological centers of the world right now are Indians but opportunities in newer and innovative sectors are scarce thus leading to forfeiting our dreams of being different and paving our own road rather than walking the same trodden road, following the footsteps of the Greats.

India, a land of romance, exotic places and scenic surroundings, is surely a place to visit in any traveler’s bucketlist. From Taj Mahal to the Himalayas to the Nicobar Islands, India never fails to amaze any person from any part of the globe. As an Indian we believe in the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava”which is a Sanskrit verse and is translated to “Guest is equivalent to God”. In India, one can enjoy the nightlife of the modern cities and also can breathe in the fresh air of villages. India is a land of color and vibrancy. From the cities to the villages, India is made up of textures which touch every realm of life.

India is not a culture or a society. India is a dream. India is hope. India is a place where you can break free from the shackles that bind your feathers pulling you down from the sky. India is you. India is me. India is Us.



13 Comments Add yours

  1. swadeshjana says:

    Proud to be an Indian ! Cheers … There are many problems in India have to be looked upon (not only poverty but many more things, even though ultimately root of most problems is money)


    1. I tried to cover it up in one post. Yes there are a lot of problems which exist in our society. Negligence of government (which lead to my parent’s accident the previous week) , poverty, illiteracy , greed and countless others. Hoping for a Better India soon


      1. swadeshjana says:

        you know I think maybe the present X generation might find a solution to the problems. But again, many changes are required; even some utopia-like changes


      2. swadeshjana says:

        By the way, I tried to contact you through the contact section, hope you received it…


      3. Hey Swadesh. I received the email. I will be replying via email soon . Thanks again 🙂


  2. Bismita Guha says:

    Could not find a better synonym to INDIA than this post. Great work!!


    1. Thank You so much! Means a lot to me.

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  3. Hey, Diganta, your blog is beautiful and artistic. I wanted to tell you that I have been to India. In 1994 my husband and I spent a month in the Himalaya and then went to see the Taj and the Ganges. India is indescribable. My mouth was hanging open constantly. We will one day return to India and hopefully we will spend more time there. I wish you luck in your endevours to one day work at Google. Dreams are important. I hope yours come true! I did not write about India as of yet, but, I will. As a contrast to how you live in India, you may wish to read about parts of Canada? Above the Arctic Circle in a town of 150


    1. Thank you so much for giving it a read. India surely is amazing and beautiful. I wish you an amazing journey when you return here, and thank you for your kind words. I wish everyone’s dreams come true. I will surely give that a read. Thanks for sharing .

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      1. Yes. Dreams coming true!


  4. ishanizone says:

    Hi, your blog is very colorful with all these nice pictures. I loved this article about India. I live in Toronto but i am from India & love to visit there with my family. I like reading a lot & have started my own blog sharing about the books i read & other experiences at school.
    Please vist

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by, I’ll certainly visit your blog in some time. 🙂


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