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the word “Indian” comes from Sindhu

the word “Indian” comes from Sindhu, a local name for the Indus River. We also call our country “Bharat,” the name of a legendary emperor. “Unity in diversity” – these are not just words, but something that are highly applicable to a country like India that is incredibly rich in culture and heritage. We cherish traditions. It is a wisdom that is passed from generation to generation. Due to respect for the traditions for many centuries, India managed to keep its unity, originality and identity. India would be a rare example of a cocktail of different languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, and food. India is a land of multi-lingual and multi-religious. It is a birthplace of the world’s four major religion; Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. “Atithi Devo Bhav”, a value that is imbibed into each and every Indian; to believe that guests are God. Clothes are always being fashioned by necessity. Besides a host of stitched clothing, India is perhaps the only country where unstitched clothes like sari, lungi, dhoti, and turban remain popular items. The diverse culture and tradition offer a wide variety of festivals like Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Eid, Christmas, and many more which the country celebrates with great passion and togetherness irrespective of caste and religion. The landscape of the country is blessed with all types of environment; deserts, snow, coastal beaches, and highlands. My personal favorite part of Indian culture is its food. It is almost impossible to know and taste all the dishes prepared in the country. The spices are not the only reason for tasty food, but also love that is put in adds up to its flavor. A few quotations or statements cannot describe the pedestal that India holds on to the world map because of its colorful and unique culture.