Think of it as your friend circle in school - each person comes from a different background culture, and each interaction allows you to experience so much more than you would otherwise. Now expand that to a nationwide scale and you’ve got yourself a country as culturally diverse as India.
There are a multitude of benefits to learning and exploring in a multicultural land like India. Let’s explore them, shall we?
Acceptance and Respect for different cultures
First and foremost, it’s important to recognise the fact that we live in a world of cultural diversity. Acceptance and understanding of another’s culture is the first step to peace and prosperity among you and the people around you. The moment you show respect for another’s culture, they will show their appreciation. This not only helps strengthen personal relationships but also helps the world come closer together.
Discovering new things
The aforementioned diverse friend circle is obviously an important and exciting part of your life. This is a chance to make that circle bigger and bigger, and fill it with people of different languages, music, and cuisines. Imagine trying a new dish every day, or listening to a song from an artist you have never heard of. We as humans are curious by nature and living in a multicultural land helps stimulate our need for discovery.
No matter where you are in India, there’s always something new to discover that’s just around the corner. Be it a new hobby you pick up, a new art form to witness, a new story to tell, a new dish to cook, the list goes on and on. Street food stalls cook a hundred different dishes a day, including the extremely popular samosas and kachoris. Craftsmen in the local markets have honed their craft for many years, performers practice day and night to master their art forms like Kathak, Madhubani, and lots more. Living in a culture as diverse as this, you’re bound to pick up a hobby or two that you can brag about back home.