Top 4 Favorites about India

Today is India’s 72nd Republic Day. A national holiday to remember the day the Constitution of India came into effect. In the past, Republic Day celebrations have consisted of get togethers with friends and family on bright sunny days, with everything decorated in Orange, White, and Green. For me, it’s honestly been a fun day off to enjoy the winter sun and have a good time. But as Republic Day falls on a blog post day this year, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about what I really love about India. I’ve been living here for almost 7 1/2 years now so I’ve found some favorites. So here goes!

Food-I didn’t know how diverse Indian cuisine was until I started living here. My husband being a big foodie, he introduced me to cuisines from all over the country very early on in our marriage. From the familiar Kulcha Chane I grew up with, to the Dosas & Uttapams of South India, to the Pandi Curry of Coorg to the Momos of the North East or the Bengali fish. The variety of the food is immense, and the best part is I love most of it!

The first wedding post baby, post COVID, and the last time I wore a saree!

Outfits-I’ve always loved Indian clothes, and that still hasn’t changed. Whether it is wearing Indian for a Diwali function or dolling up for a wedding. I enjoy the whole process from choosing the clothes to matching the jewelry to figuring out the makeup to coming up with the appropriate hairstyle. I enjoy the whole look coming together and then rocking it on the occasion.

History-I always knew India has a rich history, but I didn’t realize how rich until I moved here. From the precolonial times to the present day, the history is so complex that it’s fascinating to learn about it. My favorite is learning about the all the kingdoms pre-British Raj. I remember a few years ago, I attended a Jewels of India:  Nizam’s Jewellery Collection Exhibition at the National History Museum, which was so fascinating to experience, and that’s a part of history!

Ayurveda-Another subject I didn’t know much about until I started living here. I always knew it existed, but like everything else, I didn’t understand its complexity. Whatever the issue, Ayurveda always has an answer. From diet to lifestyle to habits, to which products to use, Ayurveda explains everything. Interestingly enough, I always noticed my family incorporating many home remedies for various ailments throughout my life. It turns out that the base behind it was Ayurvedic science, and the best part is that it originated here in India.

So those are a few of my favorite things about India. This Republic Day, take a moment to remember some of your favorite things about India or being Indian. What are some of your favorite things?


Find me on: Web


  1. January 27, 2022 / 9:20 am

    I loved learning about your 4 favorite things about India. It’s interesting that you included Ayurveda and why that was important to you. Loved learning about your favorites!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.