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Coonoor, Tamil Nadu

Resourceful, resolute, devout yet unwary, collectivist yet self serving. India, for me, will always remain a nation of totally baffling juxtapositions. But the one thing that I think has struck me so plainly here is that Indians value personal appearances, almost always, over, well, pretty much everything else. You only have to look at the heavily embellished and embroidered clothing adorning hoards of women who sit passively on the stoops of their slum shacks, the dark kohl pencil lining the dark eyes of their 6 month old children, the perfectly tied turbans, the precision cut hairlines of men leaving roadside barber shacks and the scrupulous colour coordinating of the ever important bangle. So, for me and my four months of experience in India, I can offer you this one last summary of my experience in this brilliant multifaceted country...

 India: an outwardly dispirited backdrop of crumbling, dilapidated, hardship stricken grey reawakened by an exotic and ceremonious explosion of eye-poppingly brilliant, sensory overloading colour.  

Goodbye India!
Coonoor, Tamil Nadu
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