Is India a Thali, Khichdi, or Dairy?

India is a Thali

  • that different cultures come together to form India.
  • these cultures may or may not intermingle.
  • on the whole, they complement each other well to form a united India.

India is a Dairy

  • Indians are the same people despite diversity in language, culture, form of worship, etc.
  • in other words, we should remember that all the products in this dairy come from the same milk.
  • the milk, in this case, is a traditional Indian system with certain characteristics of Hinduism dissolved in it.

Consequences of these ideas

An alternative idea of India

  • different elements come forward and preserve their identity.
  • these elements remain together and go well with each other.
  • one can talk about unity while appreciating diversity.

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