Devanagari. Even though a descendent of the Brahmi script, Devanagari has evolved into a highly cursive script. Many languages in India, such as Hindi and Sanskrit, use Devanagari and many more languages throughout India use local variants of this script. Genealogy: Brahmi. Location: South Asia. Time: 12th century CE to Present. Direction: Left to Right.
Bedse Caves, India. These amazing rock-cut caves are carved to perfection. The conventional view is that they were carved by Tibetan and Chinese monks with primitive tools over a very long period of time (200 BC - 100 AD). But their perfection challenges our imagination. The tolerances and dimensions show an advanced understanding of mathematics, design, planning and technology.
When people are nervous, I let them know that there’s normal culture shock… THEN there’s India for the first time. Culture shock times 10. It’s gonna blow your mind. You’re going to have moments when you freak out and cry and other times where you’re just happy and making friends with locals. Every day SOMETHING will shock you. But you’re going to LOVE it, and I have never met anyone who has regretted coming to India.