India and Bharat are the two names of our nation. One of it has been enshrined in the constitution of our land and the other was basically a translated version of the English.
There has always been a debate regarding the division of the nation into India and Bharat. However, there is no such distinction per se. India and Bharat are the two historically different aspects of the country.
The Traditional Bharat:
India’s culture is said to be an amalgamation of a number of cultures and traditions. Different elements of the diversified culture of India like yoga, Indian cuisine, religions etc. have made significant impact across the world. The religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism took birth in India. Many religious festivals are celebrated by the people of India like Diwali, Navratri, Maha Shivratri, Durga Puja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Rathayatra, Holi, Dussehra and Rakshabandhan.
Some of these festivals are celebrated by multiple religions too. India has 22 official languages and over a thousand dialects. Indian dance includes eight classical forms of dance which are bharatnatyam, kathak, kathakali, odissi, mohiniattam, kuchipudi, Manipuri, sattriya and yakshagana.
The Indian subcontinent was an outcome of the rich Indus Valley and Harappan civilizations. The Gupta dynasty ruled India after the Mauryan Empire’s reign. It was known as the golden age of India because of resurgence in intelligence and spreading of culture and tradition to other countries. Other empires ruled India after the Guptas till finally the Mughals took reign in the 16th century. The Mughal architecture exists even till today and form part of the rich cultural heritage of our country. The Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb etc. are beautiful architectural marvels left by the Mughals.
The Modern India:
India has the fastest growing economy in the world. India has been constantly achieving a high economic growth rate annually. India’s economic growth rate is just shy of China’s. India is gradually turning out to be a global economic leader. It has been predicted by the global economic experts that India will overtake China to become the country with the highest economic growth rate.
Development of Information Technology:
The information technology and computer software of India has progressed manifold in the last decade. A number of different IT service parks have been set up in India in the cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Noida, Hyderabad, Gurgaon etc. In the last ten years, the number of companies engaged in information technology has increased by 100 percent. Various foreign companies in the United States and Europe are outsourcing their businesses through India. Millions of profit is being generated each year by the Indian IT companies like Wipro, TCS, Satyam, HCL etc.
India is a divided nation in the sense that the culture and tradition is no longer able to keep pace with its dramatic technological and other developments. India’s culture is being outlived by its modernity. India ranks amongst the biggest countries in the world when it comes to nuclear power, military, sports, trades etc. Thus, India has shown a tremendous all-round progress in the last couple of decades. India is no more a mere developing country in the world but is one of the emerging powers in the world.