Kolkata, India11/07/15Dear, NathleenHello! How are you? I got your letter today itself, I'm fine here. I was really amazed by the deep interest you hold in Indian culture. You must be really interested in history and art. As you already know, Indian culture is one of the oldest culture in the world.The Indian culture, often labeled as an amalgamation of several cultures, spans across the Indian subcontinent and has been influenced by a history that is millions of years old. Every part of the country, from north to south, east to west has a different culture of its own. India is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism, collectively known as Indian religions. Each region has its own festivities, for example - Bengal is famous for its Durga pooja, South has Pongal, Punjab has Lohri , UP stands apart for holi and Diwali. The people have different food habits, varying clothing styles and a lot more. In fact they have different greetings too.Still in midst of so much, we stand together united as one nation.
Staying in such a nation, my hobbies mostly relate to collecting information on the cultures of India, honestly its like never ending, more than 100 languages here, can you imagine! Some of my other hobbies are, reading fiction, cycling , driving out etc.
More when we meet, looking forward to hear from you soon. I'm keen to know about your culture too!