Rediscovering India (ABCDLady Article)

Rediscovering India

“The longest journey is the journey inward.” —Swedish diplomat Dag Hammarskjöld

InSPIRE (a summer program in India) participants get a taste of the real India

This summer, I embarked on a journey through India and discovered the truth in this quote. My visits to India in the past have been a flurry of extravagant weddings, chaotic shopping trips, endless visits to distant relatives and culinary over-indulgence, all while attempting to stay out of the suffocating heat. This time, I wanted something different. I wanted to experience the real India that rushes by me in a blur through the window of an air-conditioned car; the romantic India that I devour in novels, the resolute India that fought for independence from colonial rule, the dramatic India that I witness in movies and the humble India about which my mother reminisces.

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4 Comments to “Rediscovering India (ABCDLady Article)”

  1. Apu- nice article, really inspirational.. sounds like an amazing trip! I get the similar feeling when in India- its almost surreal interacting with people there, and the biggest challenge is retaining the same mindset after coming back, realizing how blessed we are.

  2. ABCDs need to be curb stomped for their views alone

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