The Indian economy is alive and well today despite of an ongoing slowdown. The country exported an estimated $303.7 billion worth of goods in 2011, with the greatest amount of profit coming from petroleum products, precious stones, machinery and automobile manufacturing, iron and steel, chemicals and apparel.
Most of these products are modern day necessities that aren’t unique to the country’s cultural identity. But Indian culture has become more visible to the rest of the world over the years, and this has created an increased interest in the country’s distinctive style and traditions. As a consequence, people from all across the world are looking for ways to bring a little bit of India into their own homes.
Below are five of the most loved Indian exports.
The colors and designs of Indian textiles are some of the most popular in the world. People are drawn to them because they are warm and earthy and delightful to the eyes. More importantly, Indian textiles are well made and last for years.
Hand-carved figures from India are not only beautiful to look at, they are also unique. The designs are often related to Hinduism or Buddhism (two of the world’s largest religious philosophies), so they are often purchased by followers from around the world. However, even non-followers are attracted to these works of art, because they add a sense of harmony and balance to their environment.
Indian cuisine has always been loved by the world, but people in the past believed it was too difficult to make at home. Today, attitudes are changing, and the demand for Indian food products is increasing fast. This is especially true in the United States, where two popular home cooking television shows are currently teaching the general public how to make Indian dishes with ease in their own kitchens.
With an increased interest in whole body living and health care around the globe, many people want to learn more about how they can practice Ayurveda in their own home. They are looking for reliable, safe products that can supplement their regular health care regimen, and many of these products are exported from India (since Ayurveda is a Hindu system of medicine that is native to the country).
Indian film and music have become quite popular in recent years. Films from Bollywood are widely watched in many South and Central Asian countries, as well as in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. Indian film and music have gained popularity in the United States, too.
Entrepreneurs and craftsmen in India are wise to recognize the interest that the world has in their nation’s unique creations, designs and products. Money can be made through the export of these items, especially if they are made well with pride.
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