Today's Thought: “When you talk, you are only repeating something you know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.” -Dalai Lama

INDIA the Diversified Country

Hindustan
Barbara Mathilda

Hindustan (land of the Hindus), Bharat

  • History
  • Beauty
  • Culture
  • Religion
  • Resources
  • Development

“If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered on the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions, I should point to India.” 

– Max Muller

India is a Unique country with a very rich history and an ever growing memory. It has been the world’s centre of intrigue controversies and dilemma. The breath taking mesmerizing INDIA.

The name “India” is originally derived from the name of the river Sindhu (Indus River). Officially known as ‘the Republic of India’, located in South Asia. It has the second largest population (135.26 crore) in the world after China, and one of the largest democracy in the world.

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“If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.”

– Romain Rolland

India is widespread with an area of 3,287,263[2] km2 It is the seventh-largest country in land area. Ranging from Kashmir in the North to Kanyakumari in the south and Gujarat in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the East.

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition.”

Mark Twain

Two most essential pillars that India stands on are its Culture and Knowledge. India has always been proactive with its discoveries and enormous contribution to numerous fields of study.

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You can take the Indian out of the family, but you cannot take the family out of the Indian.

 – Amit Kalantri

India has a very rich History of about 73,000 and 55,000 years old. It has lived the reigns of Kings, Nawabs, foreign Invaders and finally more than 200 yrs of British rule. India became an independent country in the year 1947. It has endless stories to tell and be proud of. India has been a land of controversies, and many good memories and a very beautiful past.

India has a mind blowing scenic beauty, it is world renowned and highly talked about. Many tourist from all over the world constantly visit India and praise its astounding beauty. It has one of the highest mountain peaks, Nanda Devi and the lowest sea level, Kuttanadu in Kerala, with the lowest altitude, 500 square km below sea level. It has the longest rivers, Brahmaputra and the Ganges, most beautiful lakes, beautiful hills, sea beaches, the oldest mesmerizing caves, artistic landscapes and natural fountains.

“India is the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined.”

 – Mark Twain

India has a very high and splendid culture, an enormously spoken of beautiful culture, of the past and the present. Its culture is very royal but modest and pious too. It is always admired throughout the world. A culture of royalty and of the downtrodden, a rather diversified, complicating but intrigue one.

“India is a place where color is doubly bright. Pinks that scald your eyes, blues you could drown in”. 

– Kiran Millwood Hargrave

“India has two million gods, and worships them all. In religion all other countries are paupers; India is the only millionaire.”

– Mark Twain

India is a multi -religion country, all religions are practiced here with Hinduism being the major one. While Islam, Buddhism Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Taoism, Judaism, Confucianism, Bahai, Shinto, and Zoroastrianism are also practiced here. Down the ages India has been through diversified religious beliefs. In different phases and periods India lived through many superstitious beliefs too. Its people are humble and give in to any religion with the strongest populous and manipulating powers. Religion was used as a media to lead or mislead the humble people. Thus many foreign religion and missionaries made its way into India and took a strong hold.

“To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.” 

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gravitation was known to the Hindus (Indians) before the birth of Newton. The system of blood circulation was discovered by them centuries before Harvey was heard of.

– P. Johnstone

Resources in India are meticulous. India is rich in many things and most of all INTELLENGENCE. Skills are in abundant here, and so the manpower without which no industry functions. People from India work all over the world because of their mind-blowing skills. India has some of the richest and successful Business men, Doctors, Engineers, Farmers, etc.

Natural resources are enormous and rich here like minerals, plants, herbs, animals, birds, water etc. India inherits the richest natural resources the world produces. India is the origin for Ayurveda– A traditional system of medicine. A trusted cure for many diseases. India is the origin of Yoga- to unite the self with the spirit of the universe, a discipline which relaxes the mind and body.

India is a fast developing country in all aspects. Today India has one of the largest Railway network in the world. It also has one of the most modern tube railway network, and moving towards acquiring the fastest trains.

“The train system in India is chaotic and fun – it’s the best way to see the landscape. Being in with all the families and also being the odd animal is a colorful experience you’ll never forget.” 

– Natalie Dormer

Time spent in India has an extraordinary effect on one. It acts as a barrier that makes the rest of the world seem unreal. 

– Tahir Shah

Writing about India can never end, no span can cover the tremendous content on India.

To me, India’s always represented ‘everything’; it represents ‘all.’ Everything is here. You can stay here forever, and you’ll never feel like you’ve missed out on life. 

– Chris Martin

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Barbara Mathilda

I am Barbara Mathilda, a lady who walked the earth 60 years in grace. Born and educated in Kolkata, India. I have a very strong Convent School background and professional training in Computer Applications. Worked in very good organizations such as; World Bank, Projects of The American Embassy, Sequoia Capital, CF Italia, Odgers Berndtson and the like.

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