We Indians don't like being outdone by anyone. Certainly not in the "perceived insults" department. Hell no, being perpetual victims of sentimental transgressions is our favourite penchant.
It is peculiar that repressing sexuality is a relatively recent phenomenon in India, sexuality was not a taboo always! The first literature on the science of sexuality, the nude artistry in Ajanta caves in South India and the erotic 9th century Hindu temples, are profound evidence in favor of sexual expression, found in both sculptures and scriptures in India.
Coming to India? Bring your moustache. Yep, the 'mo' is a rite of passage here, with the mo'less representing a clear minority. The moustache brigade is waiting for me everywhere I turn. If you've ever felt the need to stretch your furry whisker potential, now is the time.
Rugged scenery and ruddy-complexioned mountain dwellers are just two of the subjects which attract photographers to the valleys, passes and hill towns of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
As Vikram Seth's Magnum Opus A Suitable Boy approaches its 20th year, since first being published by Faber & Faber, the public's affection for this epical work still remains as strong as it ever did.