My Love Affair with India
Taj Mahal in India
I have always been fascinated with India and the people of India since I began to watch Indian films as a Teen. They have such a rich culture. I have some Indian friends and also have the privilege of meeting a lot of Indians in my profession. I am not going to write about India as a Country, I am just going to write about how it fascinates me.
The people of India are genuinely friendly, warm and generous. They are very humble people, particularly the women. They have good family values; up to now as much as we have lots of teen pregnancies in the UK, I've never seen an Indian Teen pregnant unless she was married. Having said that, the Teens and young ones are now getting westernised.
The first Indian film I watched was Dos Numbri (number ten) with my mum in the 1980s. I still watch Indian films now, provided they are subtitled in English. I find the story lines very interesting. There’s always a twist. Most of the time they are romantic stories and there is always a lot of dancing and singing in the films which makes the film about 3 – 4 hours long. I have watched so many, I can’t write them all, but so far the one I like best is Fanaa – no one could ever predict the end of that film and I still have the soundtrack of it on my mobile even though I watched it about 2 years ago.
I love the traditional dancing which can be seen in Indian films or Indian Music Channels on Satellite channels. I mimic the dances when no one is looking.
Indians have close-knit families. Sometimes the parents arrange marriages for their children but what I particularly like is the way they all support each other in Love. Example, in London there are certain nationalities, that if a member of their family just moved to the UK, they don’t like to help. They would rather let them suffer because they also found it hard, but Indians will pull together and ensure the person has a job (which for starters could be in an Indian shop) and the person is well settled.
I haven’t been to India yet but one of the places I would love to visit first is the Taj Mahal. It was built by Shah Jahan who was popularly known as Prince Khurram. He dedicated it to his wife Arjumand who died while having their 14th child. It is believed that in her last breath she secured a promise from Shah Jahan that he would build the most beautiful monument in her memory. Taj Mahal Facts
Indian fashion is exquisite. Very colourful and elegantly worn. My friend always brings me back a nice top whenever she goes to India for a holiday. See Slide show below for some Indian Fashion. Ding dong!
So, now you see why I love India. I hope one day I travel there. Hopefully, when my friend Rumela gets married, as she will be having the ceremony in India.
I appreciate you stopping by to read this Hub. As they say in India - Shukriya. ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶
Song from my Favourite Indian Movie - Fanaa (subtitled)
Indian Fashion SlideshowClick thumbnail to view full-size
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