MY CULTURAL INDIAN EXPERIENCE

              Hello, everybody. You must know that I am originally from India and born here, in America. My mom has put me in a classical Indian dance called Kathak to be close to my culture, but I still wonder what’s across the sea and what my culture is really about. That’s why my mother booked a flight to my native country, India.

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Myself in Kathak Attire

         We were going to take the flight called Emirates, an Arabic  plane. Once we got to the airport, we waited  in  line to  enter  the Emirate plane, but the staff  said that we didn’t reserve a spot in the plane. The staff and my dad tried as hard to find our reserved spots, but they couldn’t. Then my dad found some empty spots in a plane called Lufthansa  going to India. My dad reserved the spots and left as we ran to the plane. It was me, my brother, and my mother who were going to depart from America.

Lufthansa symbol
Lufthansa symbol

Source for pic above:http://www.dw.com/en/lufthansa-flights-expected-to-return-to-normal-following-strike-injunction/a-18704823

 

As soon as we were in the plane, I organized my place so it’s not so messy and suffocated overnight. I sat comfortably in to the blue and orange seat to watch my favorite plane movie, The Ice Age. When night came, I was very uncomfortable and unable to sleep, but eventually, I did. The next morning breakfast was served. I continued to finish the movie Ice Age. When I was done, I decided to watch the next movie. Then the hostess collected the headphones and I was unable to watch the next  Ice Age movie.

 

In India, we first visited my grandparents, my mom’s side, and my dad’s side.

When visiting my mom’s side, I performed a dance on a song called “Dholi Taro” a Hindi, Bollywood dance sung by Deepika Padukone(a famous actress). I also learned how to make some fun Indian designs that people make out of called rangoli.

Source to pic. below:http://www.ansorwall.com/deepika-padukone-movies-wallpaper-picture-2di46/

Deepika
Deepika
Rangoli making
Rangoli making
Me and more Rangoli
Me and more Rangoli

We also visited my cousins in Bangalore and Bhopal. Here we went to the arcade and the mall to shop for some Indian antique fun. I also got to see my favorite sister, Amika.

My little cute cuz
My little cute cuz
The arcade
The arcade
Amika and me
Amika and me
Me and Amika
Me and Amika

The next thing we knew it, we were strolling in Jaipur to buy some nice jewelry and  riding on elephants.

 

Animal riding
Animal riding
Animal riding
Animal riding
Trying on Jewelry
Trying on Jewelry

In Jaipur, we also visited Chokhi Dhani, a wonderful, festive, and  Indian world.

So much food was served we barely could stand up.

Traditional eating
Traditional eating
Antique pots
Antique pots
More antique pots
More antique pots
Warm candles
Warm candles

 

It was time to go back. I had such a wonderful time and Finally I had discovered my true inner self.

One thought on “MY CULTURAL INDIAN EXPERIENCE

  1. What a great trip! I found this site while googling “Frosty Frosty” trying to figure out what it means after watching the great Indian food movie called “Today’s Special.” Still don’t know the meaning of “Frosty Frosty”, but thank you for introducing us to the art of Rangolo, apparently one of the beautiful traditions of Dwali.

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