Diversity, variegation, multiplicity make India so unique, beautiful, and idiosyncratic. The very picture of diversification is seen on the golden pages of Indian History – Colonial Rule, British India, Partition. Bengal alone couldn’t have achieved Independence. Punjab alone couldn’t have eradicated colonialism. It was the strong and united effort of the entire motherland that threw lights on the bright colors of Azaadi.
My Love for South India
Some citizens reside on the lap of this wonderful Motherland but are still skeptical about the beauty of intercommunity structure and diversification. Variation is what binds India together.
Why I love Bengali culture and South Indian customs!
Being a Bengali I have never been too obsessed with my culture and community only. I am extremely proud and honored because of my community. But that doesn’t mean, I will look down upon any other community or culture. I am a Bengali who is madly in love with South India – its culture, traditions, and practices. I have seen too many South Indian movies.
I am an ardent devotee of South India. Well, that doesn’t mean my love and respect for Bangla will ever diminish. I keep on recommending good South Indian movies and soothing music to my friends and relatives. I keep on researching South India in my free time. I keep on searching for connections between Bengali culture and South Indian customs.
I have even started learning the lovely language Telugu on my own. Self-learn will surely pay off. While learning this language I came across so many words which have pretty good relatedness with my mother tongue. The main root of the word is the same but the prefix or suffix makes it different.
The very cynical attitude of certain people regarding intercommunity issues must be eradicated as soon as possible. When I heard Rabindranath Tagore’s song ‘ Jodi tor dak sune keu na ashe tobe ekla cholo re’ (‘If no one answers your call, Then walk alone’) in Telugu and Malayalam, I was mesmerized and enthralled by the lyrics and heart touching effect. This is the Beauty of India. One culture is complementary to another.
Beauty of India | Diversity makes India Dexterous
We are the branches of the same root. If we have to keep the root strong, stable, secured, supreme and serene then we all should embrace every culture, community, and state with affection and attachment. It is very natural and obvious that whichever culture or community we are born in will remain in the core of our heart and the all-time favorite, but that extreme love should not put a black cloth on our eyes and we aren’t able to perceive the grace of divergence in our country.
Let’s embrace and enjoy unity which is residing in every nook and corner of India.
Author: Sharmistha Dey
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