We saw some of the gorgeous sights of India in an earlier article so now it's time to turn the spotlight on the beautiful people of India. I'm not going to give a factual commentary because the diversity of the people of India - the ethnicity, costumes, language, and customs - is so wide, it is somewhat bewildering! Let's just enjoy a photo album of some of the beautiful people of India.
Khadija the diversity of our cultures are too wide to be shown in even a hundred articles tbh!
Khadija India and Pakistan are in so many ways similar; these pictures are beautiful and actually remind of home and not another country. Amazing~
heenaglitterpink i love my india
AyLee I just love anything about India . I wish I was a Desi
Amanda From an outsider looking in (not knowing anything about Indian culture) I wouldn't have known if these pics were taken in a rural area or not. These pictures are so very beautiful and just by what I've seen I would love to travel there. Culture is alive and thriving there and spiritually beautiful! By reading the comments it just means there is a whole other part of India to be amazed by because this alone was breathtaking. Perhaps the women who disagree with this article should make another article, we would all love to see what you all think this article is lacking.
sataolives Don't care for the cover photo of the elephant. Elephants go thru a crushing faze in India where they're taken from their mother & beat into submission. Nothing beautiful about that or your photo.
Cara I think the photos are gorgeous but I completely understand the viewpoints of the others...
Pushkar Pics r realy great, but the facts writer got here r al wrong, so many words r mispelled, dere is no place like vrindava n no fest like onan, no vishnu follower paints demselves blue,or men only wear flower on dere head when dey r playing a role or smthing of a lady. So showing a bicycle and a family doesnt show any beauty, we totally get what u r tryn to show to the world.
raman I have understood your point of bringing out the cultural and traditional side of India... I appreciate your effort :)
raman Neecey the only point I want to make here is that the readers of this article shouldn't think that India is only what's shown in these pictures ...It's much more beautiful AND DIVERSE
Pinkpurple But I think this is a small article and diversity of India cannot be coveted in this small article but nice job
Pinkpurple I m an proud Indian and I m proud of my tradition
Pinkpurple I don't understand why r ppl just lookin at the poverty of the ppl and not the beauty and the tradition that we have inherited frm our ancestors
Kashish @Pinkpurple, We do embrace it. Personally I feel like these pictures are amazig with the diversity and stuff, and I am proud of my ancestors and heritage too, but I am a bit tired of how the west always portrayed us. It's a super basic mentality. I mean as an Indian I want people to know that India is more than iit's villages, slums and dirt. It has modernity, grace, traditions mixing with new. Don't get me wrong I love our spirituality and stuff but I do want people to think of India in a manner that they would think of China or Japan. This article did a great job showing us different sects and ethnicities of India and for that I am happy and grateful to the author who has shown people that not all indians wear saris and bindis, but I feel like the environment was all the same that we see in mainstream media with India being nothing but rural dirt.
Sapna Neecey don't get us wrong what we Indians are trying to say is that all has india image as poor downtrodden n these pics thou beautiful n splendid does portray only the rural side of india ; yes india constitutes of rural areas and we accept that it's just that India always is shown as negative but nevertheless thanks for the article n the pics are fab
Ranjini It's Onam not Onan
Misty These pictures are beautiful and unique. I enjoyed looking at them as I do all of Neecey's travel pics. Awesome article Neecey!
Neecey @Misty, Thank you ^_^
Neecey I'm really disappointed that Indians aren't seeing the beauty of these pictures. You are advocating progress which will remove the traditions and heritage that is already diminished in pursuit of the modern way of life. You should be celebrating the amazing diversity of the ethnicity in India - not complaining that I haven't shown pictures of cities where Indians dress in suits and ride in cars. I don't want to see pictures of nameless, soul-less people thronging concrete streets. This is about character and beauty!
Kashish @Neecey Beresford, One I love your pictures, I was so tired of looking at the same thing over and over again, in hollywood like with the saris and the slums and stuff. Your pictures do make a great attempt at showing us the diversity of my country. But I do want to say that you should've shown us city life too. Most of the markets and villages are very main stream dipiction of India, especially in the west. And not to disappoint you, but city life and towns near by are also a representation of India. We want people in the west or outside of India who know nothing about this country that India is more than spirituality, villages, slums and dirt. It also has a modern aspect to it just like many other countries. And Indian city life is somewhat different from that of New York LA Tokyo or Beijin. Indian city life is caoitic, mesmerizing and if you are very much in to spirituality it has that. It also has a great fashion. It doesnt only consists of suits and ties it has Indian fashion too. You cannot just block out certain aspects of a nation because it's "no different." ever nation's city life is similar and different all at the same time. As an Indian I get so tired of how people depict India like this major backwards nation that only has spiritual growth and very old traditions to offer. If you want to embrace India then you must embrace the city life too, because that's also a huge part of India. But anyways I liked how you showed the minority races.
Asmira I totally agree with raman. Why don't you show city life of india?
Neecey @Asmira, Because city life in India is no different to city life anywhere else. There's nothing special about city life in India!
Neecey And there's nothing attractive about modern Indian people in business suits in cities going about their daily grind! That would just be mindless pictures that could be taken in any city in any country of the world.
raman And I am sure that the writer would agree with me tht she has seen a different and much better picture of India during her visits...I would love to read an article showing pictures of changing and modernising India. :)
raman It's sad that that the writer has just put up the pictures of rural underdeveloped Indian region...this country has so much of glamour and beauty as well...
Soni I am lightweight disappointed in the comments underneath each picture. India is a beautiful, cultural nation that has so much more to offer. I don't mean to be rude or offensive, but the comments under the photos are almost shallow. They don't offer any insight into what the real India is like. If we want to make a change, we need to start with breaking the stereotypes about such a diverse nation.
Charu I agree part of India is poor, but not of all it. Sadly all these pictures emphasize on the poor state of India. There is much more to India than this. None of the pictures show modern India with so many metropolitan cities which are no less than New York or Toronto. Sadly people still think of India as a land of snake charmers.