More Indian Than You Think

When the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi took centre-stage on the historic day of 28th September,2014 at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, the rallying calls of ”Bharat Mata Ki Jai” resonated across the brobdingnagian stadium giving us a visual representation of the poet Rupert Brooke’s quote, “There is some corner of a foreign field that will forever be India.”Β 
From the peaks of Mt.Titlis in Switzerland housing the poster of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge to the streets of Bangkok that are consumed by the cults of Indian mythology, there is Indianisation prevalent in almost all parts of the world. India, the country that gave birth to Hinduism,Bollywood and Dal Fry apart from a wealth of Indian words that are used globally is like a giant cloud that is spread across the latitudes and longitudes around the globe. The world is definitely becoming more Indian than you think.
While the world is becoming Indianised, India is getting more Westernised and in this process of turning into an “Oh So Posh!” society we have already changed dramatically. Now it is so much more cooler to gift your loved ones a box of pretty cupcakes rather than a tray of greasy laddoos. Thankfully, the crumbling culture and tradition of ours that is nearing extinction is restored on the day of festivals and weddings at least in one or many ways because once an Indian,Always an Indian! (Suggestion: We should do this “culture” thing more often you know).
What has taken the world by storm is the power of India. The colours, spices and all good things of Hindustan are celebrated across the world that is mesmerised with the glory of the Tri colour. The world is definitely becoming more Indian than you think.

Forever and ever,

Samreen Ahmed


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