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My Discovery of India Atithi Devo Bhavah

Atithi Devo Bhavah

This foreign traveller here is experiencing what we call bliss. And right within the compound of the Red Fort in Delhi. Lately there’s been so much doing the rounds about how unsafe India is. If only we could make it safer and better for everybody and once again fearlessly utter those magical words ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’! Let’s all stand up to right what’s wrong in this country and preserve our greatest heritage of being kind and warm people.

Photo by Anita Singh

Your photos have rediscovered India's heritage!

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Your personal slice of heritage could be your family home, or a 200-year-old tree you pass on your way to work. An ancient monument that has withstood the ravages of urbanization. It could be a lake in your town that craves a lease of life. Or a dying tradition, dance or custom that needs a few more takers.

We asked Yahoo! readers via Flickr to share photos of heritage icons that they want to preserve. Submitting a photo to this series is akin to adding your voice to a visual signature campaign -- you endorse the heritage icon and your passion to protect it.

Our editors were pleasantly overwhelmed by the range and breadth of themes and topics that represented heritage to our readers. Titled "My Discovery of India", our theme showcased aspects of heritage that readers want to preserve. Thanks to all of you for your time, enthusiasm and effort in making this showcase a runaway success. Do watch this space, as this gallery will be updated regularly.

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