I organized my trip to India with plenty of time, and after finding finally a job in New Delhi and my means to live over there, I was ready to start the adventure. Few times was I so excited and anxious about a trip, I had been waiting for this one for a long time.
It’s good to share the experiences over my different trips with other worldwide travelers, and also facilitate information about India in this case that is a place from which people usually have very little knowledge about.
I can start saying for example, that India is the seventh biggest country in the world, with a population over 1000 million of people, being the second country in the world with so much population after China. It is the biggest democracy in the world.
Their culture has more than 3000 years, and it’s amazing that they talk 2000 dialects around the whole country, with Marathi being the most spoken one if I’m not mistaken. The Sanskrit, which appears apparently in the first millennium AC, is known as one of the most old languages speaken nowadays.
India has got Bollywood, which is like Hollywood but for Asian movies. It is the number one movie producer of the world, with around 1000 movies per year, above United States. The industrial activity is also very developed, and this country focuses on the food processing, the textile branch, the iron, cement, oil, transportation machinery, and software.
On one side, the gross domestic product situates India as the fourth most developed country in the world. But on the other side, when you evaluate this index on each person separately, the development of India seems to be much smaller, and not so good.
After spending so much time there, and going through all the things I went through, I came to the conclusion that there’s no pretty or ugly for India. India is an experience. India is something you have to live to get to know what it is about. You would never realize how this really is unless you are there. India gets you at the deepest of your own soul and of the soul of the society, and from there it spins you around millions of times.