"a traditional Indian greeting or gesture of respect, made by bringing the palms together before the face or chest and bowing. " Google says it all.India believes in giving respect.
Take another Sanskrit phrase. " Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" which means the world is one family.
So if i say that i belong from India and the world and its people are my family, i am no less an Indian and very much proud of it.
Today I can be found anywhere.
You may find me clinging gold in Olympics, celebrating my win in IPL T-20 and cheering for my favourite international soccer team in FIFA Worldcup.
I am here to win the US national spelling bee to Climb a many Mount Everests and to voyage planet Mars in one go.!
I have gone beyond my boundaries all because of one thing and that is yes my Indian-ness.
The world is going Indian and yes i feel proud about it.
From Yoga to Ayurveda, the world is getting "Desi".
I have never imagined the overwhelming love that i will get in return from respecting vivid cultures and traditions that i have come across in my life.
India is known for its high emotional quotient among its citizens.
The world is fast recognizing our potential and contribution towards the mankind. Both in the political and economic front of view, we have made an impact that the world is still talking.
The time has come when our National Leader debuts in White House and Madison Square and it makes headlines in all leading dailies published worldwide.
The world is talking about our technological prowess in the field of space research. Bollywood has become a benchmark for entertainment industries that draw millions of people. Our artists,doctors, sports persons,engineers, IT/ITES executives are setting examples and adding stars to our economic glory.The power of Social media is well known to us. Indian business houses like Birlas,Tatas and Ambanis have proved their mettle in international competitions galore. There is a part of India that stays away from the motherland, their contribution towards the economic growth is all known. From Spices to Curries ,the Indian taste has already reached to different parts of the world. In our ancient sacred texts,people are more interested to know what happened in Mahabharata or what does Geeta has in store for us. These texts are the guides of our Indian culture. Our civilization is again rising up from the ashes that once were buried deep inside due to continuous exploitation from time to time. And we have survived. We have conserved our culture, tradition and beliefs in very tough times and this proves our commitment and wholeheartedness to our day to day lives, We Indians are intolerant to all the negative things now and ready to battle all the hurdles and make our dreams come true. To talk about the final picture, we have proved ourselves. That's why the world has come to us knocking the door.
Just watch this beautiful and thought provoking Advertorial from Lufthansa Airlines from Germany that will make you wonder how good it is to feel like an Indian Heart, away from home. Enjoy.