Diversity is beautiful

India is a marvel with many facets to it. Most of the countries around the world have some common factor binding them together, Language, culture, religion etc. India is one of the few countries which is so diverse! Right from Jammu and Kashmir in North to Kerala, pondicherry in south; from Rajasthan in west to seven sisters in east. Each state is like a separate country in itself. Language , food habits, customs everything is so different from each other! Which country can boast of this? And boast we should. We should take pride in our diversity.
Look around you.The whole universe is full of diversity. Different species of plants, animals, birds, insects. This makes it so beautiful! Peacock is such a colourful bird, various hues of blues and greens and it is this combination of different colours that makes it beautiful. No one talks about the crow! Look at the sunrise or sunset sky. There are so many colours to it right from blue to pink, orange, yellow, red, to dark blue till the sun sets and it becomes almost black. And then the moon emerges resplendent in white! the sky  looks beautiful!! The ocean bed is fascinating again because of the all the differences it has enveloped in itself.
Diversity is beautiful. This universe was created by God. Every religion says so! If God's creation is so full of diversity who are we to impose our view of sameness? I can't even imagine what would happen if there was to be only one life form! How dull and dreary this world would be if there was only one colour to it!
There is a lesson in God's creation that most of us have forgotten. Let us embrace our differences. It is this diversity which makes the fabric of Indian culture so vibrant and strong. Let us not destroy it. Amidst all the din created over various bans and intolerance, we seem to have lost the true essence and most basic tenet of any and every religion, that is to respect life, to show compassion and kindness.
If we try to pull and tear each other apart, none of us will survive. Remember USSR? How strong they were before the dissolution! Today...?????
Settled in  Gurgaon for the last 3 years, Sumita is a yoga enthusiast. She firmly believes that each child is a born yogi.Has been practising yoga for the last 5-6 years in Bangalore and Gurgaon . she quit working once her daughter was born. Now she enjoys motherhood along with pursuing hobbies like light music,reading and cooking and of course doing  yoga.