India… Home of my heritage. It is both infuriating me and amazing me right now. But I’m going to stay away from the negativity and concentrate on the positive vibes which I experienced during my recent trip there.
India is a place which amazes me every time I go. I never feel out of place. I will admit when I first went around it was a sensory overload with all of the noises, smells, colours and movement. My ‘Pind’ (fathers home) is full of happy smiling faces. Everyone knows each other and it feels like a community in which everyone works together. Like with all things Indian there are those hidden politics but I refuse to get involved with all that jazz.
I had the pleasure of going to Amritsar and visiting the Golden Temple again. A true wonder of the world. The calm and serenity that occurs as you walk through the gates is truly something else. It’s as though there is no world on the outside. I could sit there and meditate for an age. If you have not been then I highly recommend it. Not just because I am a Sikh but because it is truly a sight to behold (yes photos are coming lol).
My time in India was mainly in my pind and I was able to be apart of a wedding. it was completely out doors which made it awesome! Although I was very disappointed with the Bhangra show that took place. But as FatherTatter says that’s not real Bhangra, it’s just a show.
I also got to go to Chandigarh which showed me the more developed India. I was impressed. Food places in the pind serve amazing food but in quite a nasty environment (which in all honesty didn’t bother me too much). The contrast to Chandigarh is something else. I felt as though I was in a swanky cafe in London just with almost a third of the price. The price of food in India is fantastically low. It’s probably the reason I ate so much :-\
The experience there was amazing. The culture, the visual, the noise, the controlled chaos of the roads. It was all amazing. I didn’t want to leave. I know I will go back, hopefully more often than my 10 year absence of last time. India is a warming place. Where you will meet so many different characters.
Watch out for a few photo sets from my time there.
And remember… If you follow a set stone path then how with you ever find your forest of dreams?
Oh I also Met the big homie Mandeep Sethi…