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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

#AtoZChallenge - 4-11-2017 - Letter I

I for Indian

What it means to be Indian:

If you raise your eyes to the Tricolour and get a lump in your throat at the first strains of Jana Gana Mana, you are Indian.

If you curse the potholed roads, the slums, the dirt everywhere, yet would not live anywhere else in the world, you are Indian.

If your home is Open House most of the time and you are willing to share your meal with anybody who drops in, you are Indian.

If you are tech savvy, whether literate or not in the three R’s, you are Indian.

If you like your food spicy but also have a sweet tooth, you are Indian.

If you are amidst a riot of colours, you are Indian.

If you close your eyes in a quick prayer while whizzing past a wayside shrine on your state-of-the-art wheels, you are Indian.

If you are patient, quick-tempered, kind, self-centred, hospitable, rude: all at the same time, you are Indian.
If you love your millennia-old civilization and just-decades-old nation and also exasperated by it, you are Indian.

(Disclaimer; This article is not meant to be political in nature in any way. It is just a voicing of everyday sentiments.)


  1. Lovely and so perfectly put.
    Completely agree <3

    1. Thank you AJ!Yes, we can drive ourselves crazy!

  2. Loved the post from bottom of my heart! Proud to be an Indian, leaving life with lots of paradoxes...And its this ability of we Indians that we are unique...Sare Jahan she achacha Hindosata hamara!!!
    Anagha from Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

    1. Thank you Anagha! I could go on and on---!

  3. if I were to judge using this list, I would be 1% Indian. these are definitely sentimental but speaks of love & dedication to and for your country.

    have a lovely day.

    ~ my I post - Illustration~

    1. Thank you! I am intrigued about the 1%!

  4. Love this, and live this =) you can take an Indian out of India but you can't take India out of Indians =)

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