It Happens Only In INDIA

-- Ashok Kumar Pai

Twenty years back, when I was young I used to watch Hindi movies. There was a song with Lyrics IT HAPPENS ONLY IN INDIA. At that time, I took those words were a sort of entertainment. But now, 20 years later and after having travelled to many countries, I have found the real meaning of those wonderful lyrics.

Today, it, also, fills me utmost patriotism and deep sense of responsibility towards my nation. It drives me to do more to the nation and serve the nation from the position where I am in today. It inspires me to give back to nation where I was born and raised. The rich heritage that India offers in terms of culture, traditions, and various of colors of life cannot be found anywhere in the world. Many of us know what I am talking about but like me, we do not recognize it. I can compare it with my personal feelings when I lost my father in 2011. Until he passed away, I used to take things for granted and then suddenly, I started felt his absence and the important role he played in our family.
Similarly, when we were in India, we took our culture, traditions and its teachings for granted without paying any attention to it by either preserving it or enhancing it.

From Kashmir to Kanyakumari and from Kutch to Nagaland, the landscape and culture that India provides is mind blowing. The snowcapped mountains in Ladakh are as awesome as any of the holiday destination Europe can offer.

Down in south, in Kerala also known as God’s own country, the landscape provides another dimension. Lush green turfs with coconut plantations, backwaters and decorated elephants are so enchanting that you will be mesmerized The wonderful traditional music with the fanfare is something you do not find around the world.

Spirituality and co-existence of various religions is natural among Indians. You would find temples beside churches or mosque which unlike in many countries that are the reasons to be at wars or civil wars. So, such co- inhabitants in India is to be well appreciated.

Kerala, Tamil Nadu , Karnataka is full of temples, churches, mosques and even synagogues. People have being doing trade and business for ages in various products from the ports of these states.
Similarly, the various states in south offer you a wonderful experience of India’s rich past. The music of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka provides enough material for thought for western that are eager to learn this music art and the science behind it From south, if you travel to western India, you find a different landscape, cultural traditions, languages, and mouthwatering food items. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharastra, Madhya Pradesh are worth a life time exploring.

Central India offers unexplored forest, mines and variety of native tribal who still prefer to remain within the forest land.

Take a train to east and you will be swept away of your feet with the variety of culture and tradition that it offers. There countless number of number of dance forms, clothes style which foreign fashion designer set to copy, monuments, waterfalls, mountains , places of work ship and the last but not the least lovely and lively people of North East

The monuments of north India like Taj Mahal, Qutub minar, various forts, palaces, bridges etc are places of engineering marvel that are beyond the imagination of today’s scientific world..

From majestic Elephants of south to strong Camels of Rajasthan India is a mystic land not only for foreigners who are coming to INDIA to find, study and learn from INDIA’s spirituality and take the nectar of our knowledge to their land and repack it in a fancy box and export back to INDIA and other countries.

So, wake up my dear fellow citizens, take up the path of exploring (in all sense) INDIA, MY INDIA, OUR INDIA; so that we can build together a stronger INDIA on the values that INDIA has taught us rather than blindly following other foreign countries. It is PAYBACK time to our own motherland.
With unlimited resources at its disposal, climbing up the ladder, even if tough, is in your hand. Contribute in any manner you can for the development of our land, our mother land. While you grow, let INDIA grow, let MY INDIA grow, and Let OUR INDIA grow.

And I know, that if there is anyone who can bring this change in INDIA, then it us ….


The author of this article is a patriotic Indian, Project manager by profession, residing in Gulf for past 25 years. He loves to travel within India as well as outside India. He loves traditional Indian food from Dosas to aloo parantha and from thepplas to rasggulas.

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