From films to news, this has pretty much been the portrayal of our country.

India – the land of snake charmers, poverty-stricken people, slum dogs, spicy food and traffic jams. That’s all that the Western media seems to know about our country.

Sure, there are people in this country who live in slums.

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Amidst cows and other animals .

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But we are much, much more than just the Land Of Snake Charmers.

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Just like any other country, there are both good and bad sides to India too. Here are some pictures from across the country that the Western media conveniently chooses to ignore.


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Rann of Kutch, Gujarat


Munnar, Kerala

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

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Sabarmati Riverfront, Ahmedabad

Cyber Hub, Gurgaon

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Lotus Temple, New Delhi

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Akshardham Temple, New Delhi

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Khan Market, New Delhi

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Sikkim Silk Route

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Oberoi Wildflower Hall, Shimla

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Sky Lounge, CP, New Delhi

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Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi

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Auli, Uttarakhand

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Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh

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Andaman Islands

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Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

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Ambedkar Memorial Park, Lucknow

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The Lake Palace, Udaipur

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Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

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Outer Ring Road, Hyderabad

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City of Dreams, Mumbai

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Surprised? Clearly, we are a lot more than the Land Of Snake Charmers, aren’t we?

Inspired by this Quora post