Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy Independence Day India!

We are like this only!

India - a country of teeming billions, 28 states, just as many languages, color, customs, traditions, family, villages, poverty, wealth, odd head gestures, inimitable hospitality, great food, uncontrollable traffic, reverence for cows and disdain for rules!
So on this Independence Day, I thought it fitting to post images of India....from the sublime to the ridiculous!
We like color!
We paint our trucks
We are curious!
We want to help.....even if it means giving you wrong directions. We feel that is better than not giving you any help at all!
Lines? What lines?
We love the jasmine flower!
We love our cheeky elephant God Ganesha!
Sometimes we don't make sense!
We pride ourselves on the fact that many of our children have won the Scripps Spelling Bees!
Either our roads are just not wide enough....or the load is too heavy!
And lastly, at least once in our lifetime, each of us HAS to visit Benaras and experience the evening Aarti on the bank of the Ganges!
Some images courtesy the web, some courtesy moi!

11 comments:

GB said...

happy fifteenth! :) I just finished posting it up there as well! Yes, the land of contradictions...can't live with it, can't live without it!!!..but it sure can tug at our heartstrings!!! Lovely post Kamini!!! LOL the spelling bee and wide-load!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Loved the post Kamini . I was at the Rajpath on the eve of the 50th Independance day celebration. I saw Rehman and Lata Mangeshkar sing Vande Mataram and Sare Jahan se Accha. Its still gives me goose bumps!! A magical evening..and I will never forget it.

Concrete Jungle said...

Congrats to all the billions...one of the most amazing places on the planet. India embodies the complete human spirit and every colour of the rainbow, AMAZING!

Kunal Bhatia said...

Ha ha, lovely post.. here's to the Independence Day.. cheers!
- Mindless Mumbai

TheKeyBunch said...

Happy Independence Day! Lovely pics..they perfectly bring out the essence of India:) Jai Ho!

Sharon

Purnima@a creative project said...

Happy Independence day!! Love the colourful pics.. true essence of India!!!

PreeOccupied said...

Happy Independence Day, K. This is beautiful. I love my India.

Kamini said...

Thank you all and Happy I-Day! Anu - gives me goose bumps just reading about that evening you spent at Rajpath! India is fabulous and frustrating at the same time! :-)

Anpu said...

Lovely post...and so very true, I get sentimental and have goose bumps, whenever I hear the National Anthem being sung.
Happy Independance day...

Sayantani said...

HAppy Independence day Kamini. these pictures truly capture the essence of India. but after everything....Mera Bharat Mahan.

Kitchens For Living said...

India is the most magical place I could ever imagine. Every morning that I woke up there my first thought was I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M IN INDIA. I AM SO LUCKY!!!! I hope to return one day.