My Incredible Country India… As seen through my lenses’, published by White Falcon Publishing is a Travelogue backed by sentiments, emotions, passion, history, culture and above all real-life instances experienced in the last 6 decades. The journey of experiencing India and embracing its diversity whilst dealing with odds in the form of political foreplay and unnecessary bureaucracy, has been a challenging yet fulfilling experience and has helped the author understand the heritage of India.
The author has penned down real-life stories which depict the cultural and traditional richness of India. The book incorporate various subjects related to family life, destinations, food, education, health, religion, segregation of the society, politics and bureaucracy, wildlife, culture, traditions and so on from various regions of the country. The main idea is of comparing the past from the present in the form of a relatable story, rather than presenting it as a hard-historical fact.
In the last six decades, there is no denying that life has changed tremendously. Magnitude of changes some good and some bad have been on the rise. Consumed in their own world the current generation has become ignorant of their roots. The author has narrated the legacy of this country in stories that talk about life pre- and post-Independence of India, the holy river Ganges, the importance of the holy cow in Hinduism, the era of the steam engine trains, the reign of dacoits in Central India and so much more.
This book which will help a reader/traveller from any part of the world to get a glimpse of ‘What India actually stands for’. While a hefty history textbook might not interest a reader but a story with real life events is bound to stir and capture curiosity. A traveller should feel the nerves of the country, only then, travel into any country can be successful.
This book is written in a manner that a traveller won’t forget the stories told with the backdrop of various destinations of the country. The stories narrated in the book are in simple English language keeping in mind readers from non-English speaking countries who understand very basic written and spoken English.
Nidhish Sharma, a traveller by profession, has been in the business of tourism and special interest holidays for over four decades now. Having travelled extensively across the world, in India, he has explored the Himalayas from the North west to the North East, the great Thar desert, the East coast, West coast and the southern part of India which has given him an in-depth knowledge of the country, its people, diverse traditions and the folk lore. To add to his professional career, he has done travel projects in collaboration with some of the most prestigious International media houses – “Tracing the River Ganges” & “Deforestation in the Himalayas” radio documentary produced for National Public Radio USA, TV documentary on “Global warming and the receding glaciers” with National Geographic USA. Additionally, he has worked with a London based NGO for their research project on “Extinct Tigers of India”. All these experiences have enabled him to closely observe and relate the dynamics of nature.
In the field of health and education, he has worked actively for over 10 years in some of the remotest villages in the Himalayas, spreading awareness and providing people the access to basic health and education. For the past three decades, he has been delivering lectures and pictorial presentations on promoting tourism in India in countries like Germany, Austria, France, England and Switzerland.
The journey of experiencing India and embracing its diversity whilst dealing with odds in the form of political foreplay and unnecessary bureaucracy, has been a challenging yet fulfilling experience and has helped him understand the heritage of India. Through this book he has pen down real-life stories which depicts the cultural and traditional richness of India. For the current generation this book will act as a folklore, stories of which will remind them of the simple yet rich legacy of India and something that they can pass on to the coming generations.
For travellers, visiting India, the book has the answers of nearly all the queries which a traveller has in his mind as it is backed by sentiments, emotions, passion, history, culture and above all real-life instances experienced in the last six decades. In “Nutshell” the book has the answers of nearly all the queries which a traveller, has in his mind.
The book is available for purchase on Amazon channels worldwide.
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