i LOVE India not because i like having the idea of a faraway land of exoticism to experience,
i LOVE India not because of the abject poverty that shocks my system,
i LOVE India not because it tickles and awakens my senses…
i LOVE India because of what it is, and how unabashed it is to stand tall as it is, to be shaped and steered on its own; void of any regard for exogenous influences.
Noted that I’ve only been to the most overrated touristic strip (like most of the novices to India), India has left a positive impression and the Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-(and oops! Jodhpur) is only the beginning of my lifetime exploration of this great sub-continent.
So, for all the mudslingers and skeptics I have met pre- and post-my India exploration, well, India – i’m lovin’ it!
some basic facts you can’t deny…
* Rs 300+ for a great 2 hours plus train ride from Delhi to Agra (GBP90 from London to Paris)
* great food at rock bottom prices! (who else in the world serves Chinese Chat and Chinese Pizza?)
.Photo by Penelope Gan, India 2008