In a country as
diverse and complex as India, it is not surprising to find that people
here reflect the rich glories of the past, the culture, traditions and
values relative to geographic locations and the numerous distinctive
manners, habits and food that will always remain truly Indian. According
to five thousand years of recorded history.
From the eternal snows of the
Himalayas to the cultivated peninsula of far South, from the deserts
of the West to the humid deltas of the East, from the dry heat and cold
of the Central Plateau to the cool forest foothills, Indian lifestyles
clearly glorify the geography. The food, clothing and habits of an
Indian differ in accordance to the place of origin.
Indians believe in
sharing happiness and sorrow. A festival or a celebration is never
constrained to a family or a home. The whole community or neighborhood
is involved in bringing liveliness to an occasion. A lot of festivals
like Diwali, Holi, Id, Christmas, Mahavir Jayanthi are all celebrated by
sharing sweets and pleasantries with family, neighbors and friends. An
Indian wedding is an occasion that calls for participation of the family
and friends. Similarly, neighbors and friends always help out a family
in times of need.
Ethnically Indians speak different languages, follow different
religions, eat the most diverse varieties of food all of which add to
the rich Indian culture. The beauty of the Indian people lies in the
spirit of tolerance, give-and-take and a composition of cultures that
can be compared to a garden of flowers of various colures and shades of
which, while maintaining their own entity, lend harmony and beauty to
the garden - India!