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The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

What Makes Us So Uncommon ?

Let Us Find Out!!

But First, A Little Bit About Our Great Nation!

India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a diversity and rich cultural heritage that is unparalleled in the world. This great country is the inventor of the zero, all major scientific discoveries are credited to India, long before the world even got a whiff of them. As the 7th largest country in the world, India stands apart from the rest of Asia, guarded by mountains and the sea, which gives the country a unique geographical identity. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress during the last 72 years of its Independence. India remains one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. Apart from its many religions and sects, India is home to innumerable castes and tribes. India is now one of the top industrialized countries in the world and one of the few nations to have conquered the last frontier known to man, space.

This 15th August India will mark its 72nd Independence Day.

This day holds a special significance for all Indians as it is a day to remember the sacrifices of the people who fought hard, giving up their lives for the freedom of their motherland.

It is day when we pledge to protect the unity and integrity of our country. It is celebrated with great fervor and enthusiasm, with parades, the hoisting of the National flag across the country. The Prime minister greets the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi.

It is also the day on which to reflect on our progress, our achievements as a nation.

We, here on The Uncommon Box, salute this great nation of ours, to whom we owe our identity as citizens of one of the oldest civilizations in the world, the cradle of mankind and wisdom, on the occasion of Independence Day.

We strive to uphold the values, integrity of the freedom of expression that our nation as the world’s biggest democracy stands for.

On a lighter and soul searching note, we know that the Americans are known for their swashbuckling bravado, the Japanese for their cunning and ingenuity, the Brazilians for their gaiety and fun loving attitude and we Indians are known for our hospitality, reverence to nature and tolerance for all religions and viewpoints, but what else ?

Team TUB in this article, would like to highlight some intriguing facets of our country and its people, their uncommonness in adapting to life among other things, for example our world famous Jugaad philosophy!!

Jugaad is a “hack.” It could also refer to an innovative fix or a solution that bends the rules, or a resource that can be used in such an innovative way. It is also often used to signify creativity, to make existing things work, or to create new things with meagre resources.

“Umeed Pe Duniya Kayam Hai Aur India Ki Umeed Jugaad Pe.”

We know this to be true, don’t we? We do the best jugaads ever and also take pride in it. Innovation is a hallmark of excellence and we are masters in this field.

We follow the unconventional, the uncommon way of doing things. It’s about being different from the rest and that is what makes us who we are!

But then the question remains that how more are we different, uncommon from the whole world?

Want to know the good, the bad, the ugly of being an Indian in today’s world?!

We posed a question to our readers on our Instagram Handle to find out!

What are those 3 characteristics which distinguishes Indians from the rest of the world?

And guess what?

We are overwhelmed by the responses!!

Here is a look at some of them!!

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

The Many Sides Of Being An Indian, How Are We Different ?

 

Pretty interesting, isn’t it!!

These responses reflect the diversity of opinions across the nation.

What do you think about them?

Let us know in the comments below!!

Team TUB would like to thank all participants for whole heartedly taking part!!

On the occasion of Independence Day, We here at the Uncommon Box would like to say our readers:-
With freedom in the mind, faith in the words, pride in our souls.
Let’s salute the martyrs for the sacrifices they made and thank them for giving us our today.
Let’s salute the nation on Independence Day!
May the Indian tricolour always fly high.
On this grand occasion, here’s wishing our fellow citizens that dreams
of a new glorious tomorrow for our country come true for all of us,
now and always.
Happy Independence Day!
Vande Mataram!!

 

We, here at TUB are always on the lookout for creativity that astounds, is different, is out of the box, is like us, uncommon!!

Share with us your works in any genre, medium of art, be it photography, paintings, poetry, sculptures, calligraphy, animation, anything!!

Yes!! You!!

What are you waiting for?!

Email us at [email protected]


Disclaimer:-
The responses to the question are in no way a reflection on any community, caste or creed. TUB doesn’t take responsibility for the views held by the participants. The views expressed are of the participants only, not The Uncommon Box’s.



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The Uncommon Box (TUB), is a pannier with uncommon treasures from our very own common surroundings. Everything in this world is unique in its own way; it's just the matter of realizing and appreciating it. We are here with our thoughts which have been gathered from the common lives we are living. We believe in the special or uncommon that remains undiscovered or unnoticed in our routine hectic life. The aim of this community is to ‘be uncommon and do uncommon!’

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Komal Gupta

Komal Gupta

Komal Gupta is a poet and writer and she writes under the pen name of tejaswiniaura. She is an avid reader, traveller and blogger, with a penchant for the extraordinary and mundane aspects of life. She can be found looking for words in her imagination and mundane aspects of life. A keen observer of life, words are to her an extension of her perceptions of the world we live in.

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