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You did really well with this! I could feel you being bombarded with their religion every moment of the day. I never thought about the influence of a country's religion on a newcomer quite like that before. Thanks for giving me something to think about. :)
It's so sad that many of the other religions do better at making God a part of their every moment than we who know the True God, do. Good entry! Thanks for giving us a taste of India, and reminding us to pray.
09/02/06
You have given me such a different view of India than I've ever hearad. My brother (who does business there) told me "India is just wall-to-wall people"; and I, myself, thought of it as "answering machines for my bank, my computer company, my credit cards"...as all of these companies have shipped their jobs to India and they answer the phones". Thanks for enlightening me to another India...a much better one...one with a melody.
09/05/06
Wow, I really enjoyed this piece. I will likely never think of India in quite the same way again. Your use of figurative language is outstanding.
09/05/06
I am so glad I read this. And I agree, your descriptive language is outstanding. I could feel the sense of music everything seems move with. More than that, I could feel the Lord's heart and melody longing for India. Excellent job!
09/05/06
Wonderfully written - and a portrait of how much prayer is needed for those on the missions fields.
09/05/06
Articulate and informative writing. Sad truths lie behind the words of this piece as believers long to bring the truth to others. Great job! :)
09/05/06
Haunting... rich... informative... excellent writing... thank you for painting such a colourful, needful picture.
09/05/06
Wow - wonderfully written! A tale that must be told - and you tell it SO well!!
09/05/06
This is so, so good! A piece like this, to a lesser writer, would read like a travelogue, but you made India come to life with your words.
09/05/06
Wow! This piece was really eye-opening. I loved your first paragraph. It was very engaging and enticed the reader to keep reading! Great work on interpreting the topic!
09/06/06
Intriguing description. I liked the first person present tense approach to the writing. I think you almost hit the theme and I was enjoying the Christian comparisons, albeit the restrictions of quanity in the rules stopped the insight too quickly. Well written, could grow into a major articles.
09/06/06
Well, thank you for this. Our neighbors, two houses down, are from India and just got back from their Summer in India. I often talk to their son on the different religions and he even got confused. Now I have a little more insight.
09/06/06
Very moving and a true blessing. This gave me such a restful feeling, and inspired me to pray for this land.
Very well written. A very good read. A very informative picture of India. Good job.
09/07/06
India's melody is stuck in my mind too. I visited there 16 years ago, and still certain smells or music bring it all rushing back. So did your piece.

Have you read many of FW's own Karen E's pieces about India? Check them out - here is one to get you started: http://www.faithwriters.com/article-details.php?id=45885