After living there for 2+ years, traveling from Kashmir in the northern Himalayas to Kanyakumari on the southern horn, I can wholeheartedly say: I love India. It’s a country that – at its best – embraces all walks of life, makes just enough space for everyone, and tolerates the mystics & rabble-rousers of all religions. Here are a few flashes of the strange, beautiful, and astonishing I was graced to see.