India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most artistic materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only! (Mark Twain, Writer)
Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. Amore or Pyar makes every man a poet, a princess of peasant girl if only for second eyes of man and woman meets. (Gregory David Roberts, in “Shantaram”)
There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds. It was as if all my life I had been seeing the world in black and white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor. (Keith Bellows, Editor-in-chief, National Geographic Society)
When I die India will be found engraved on my heart. (Queen Mary)
What do you picture when you think of India? I’ll be honest, busy cities with many people is my dominant view. On the other hand, I know that India is much more, but I plead ignorance to their land. Enjoy this time-lapse that my change your perception of this land as it did mine.