I wanna go!

There are some places in the world I am DYING to visit and India is on the top of the list. I have such an affinity for the colors, the music, the tradition and the mania that make up this beautiful country.

I found this video and quote on my friend’s tumblr and had to share. ENJOY!

“Out of its squalor and human decay, its eruptions of butchery, India produced so many people of grace and beauty, ruled by elaborate courtesy. Producing too much life, it denied the value of life; yet it permitted a unique human development to so many. Nowhere were people so heightened, rounded and individualistic; nowhere did they offer themselves so fully and with such assurance. To know Indians was to take a delight in people as people; every encounter was an adventure. I did not want India to sink [out of my memory]; the mere thought was painful.” ~ V.S. Naipul (An Area of Darkness)

Holi

  • LanceN

    Allison,
    Nice pun and video. I seem to recall that the people dye their cities during special religious festivals and the colors mean something different for each town and sect. The dyes are water soluble and disappear with the rains. This has a meaning to them as well. I think it would be a fascinating place to visit also.
    Food, music, dance, more more: it is a huge, ancient, culture we should learn more about. It wouldn’t hurt to add more vegetarian to our diets also. I also like their men’s colorful dress clothes, Sherwani I think, much more than the basic black dress tuxedo westerners wear.
    Lance

    • Guest

      That would be wonderful. We would be happy to see you in our country. I hope you enjoy your visit to India… Love from Punjab :)

  • DeurJam

    Every few years I read Paul Scott’s Raj Quartet – Jewel in the Crown series. It literally transports me to another place and time. His descriptions of the Indian landscape paint pictures in my mind and the plot line mirros the turbulent changes the country underwent as it wrested its independence from the British crown. There’s an incredible amount of underlying psychological implications between the characters and what was happening in India. Like all countries, the changes between the 1940′s and today are dramatic – but I have still always believed that Scott’s description of the light, the rain, the smells and the ancient locations would hold true. I would certainly like to find out some day.

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  • oommen george

    I’m writing an essay on patriotism and in it i mention about how Mahatma Gandhi fought for the freedom for our country and it helped me realize the amount of passion that this man possessed that he was willing to confidently sacrifice anything because he believed that his people deserved the freedom to walk on the soils that fed on their sweat for ages by not being restricted by aliens(The British).They still haven’t returned our precious diamonds.It also amazes me how Martin Luther King Jr. was deeply influenced by him to the extent that he visited Gandhi’s birthplace and spoke on the radio there.Anyways, glad to know your appreciation for our country guys.Interesting stuff on here on this page.Allison,if you ever do go, make sure you visit Kerala.They call it “Gods own country”for a reason.

  • Beth

    Beautiful quote :)
    I will travel the world one day, starting with America next month. Just in time for Halloween! :D

  • Lola Godoy

    Beautiful your blog, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

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  • Randheer

    Hi Alli,
    If you wish to visit india one day, don’t miss Sri Lanka. Like to see you here.

  • arash

    Then just go, and when you get there if you get lost look for “Nandi” !!!

  • tardok

    hi ms allison im one of ur admirer… why try to go to philippines… im sure you will not regret it,,,you can experience a lot of good this to remember when u go there..

  • Charles Ponthokkan

    Hi Allison,
    I’m a huge a fan since Season 1 of Smallville. Smallville will always be my favorite show and Chloe was one of the main reasons why I tuned in all 10 seasons! I’m actually first generation indian ( i was born in u.s. but my parents are from Kerala, India). You inspire me, so if you ever want to talk about india or want a tour guide let me know!

  • Morris Rhoades

    Many things in life will catch your eye,but few will catch your heart..pursue those

  • Sandra, Germany

    Hi Allison! Due to the recent mass rapings, a Swiss woman and her husband as well as a five year old among the latetst, India might not be the place to start off your journey. How about some Tibet instead? :) all the best to you!

  • Imi

    Hey Allison, :) how are you? i am a fan of yours, ive been watching Smallville…and i am nuts about it already….i just started the first few seasons…:) i think you look beautiful..and you have a great sense of style especially as Chloe, who is by the way my favourite character aside clark ofcourse :)) heyy i noticed this post today, actually have you ever heard of SriLanka? its the small island below india!! and may i say that both countries are pretty similar, not just the culture, even the clothes…and the same weather….you should try visitting sometime..we have some great beaches here…i have a ton of questions :)))) and i hope you will reply!!! 1. what was it like on the smallville set? what was it like with all the cast members and if u could describe them..how would it be…(cast members like clark, lana, pete, lex, oliver, lional, martha, johnathan) whats your favourite colour and boook!!! (i love reading and writing) !! well i hope you reply and i do like your blog, its pretty cool!! :) okay, takecare then.

  • Imi

    oh and PS: i love coffeee

  • A Friend

    “Nowhere were people so heightened, rounded and individualistic; nowhere did they offer themselves so fully and with such assurance.”

    Wow! I’ve never considered India a place I would want to visit, but this quote is very provoking! oops! I think I

  • Nitesh Garg

    That would be wonderful. We would be happy to see you in our country. I hope you enjoy your visit to India…

    Please don’t let this thought die…
    Love from Punjab :)

  • Lucy

    Hi Allison! I would travel around the world too. There are too many places in Earth to visit and very beautiful views to see. The problem for me (and for most people) is money and free time too. Very expensive travels and no time enought to enjoy them. This is what I think about it. I was lucky to visit Indonesia and specially Bali, is very very beautiful, a paradise on Earth. India sounds great too! Very great cuisine and coloured. You can also visit Spain hehe, you are always wellcome. Besos desde España!