I have been two months in India now, but i still can not eat any Indian food. I do not why the food is tasteless in my tongue. The fact that i have Indian blood in my body but i can not stand eating any Indian food. India, especially Delhi is not an easy place to live cause i have to fight in facing my life in here. I never go a far from my mother actually just even for a single day but now i have to separate from her for two years for reaching my future may be. I know that getting a scholarship from ICCR is not an easy way coz i have so many rivals to get this scholarship especially from Medan,Indonesia. There are 20 people aplly for the scholarship from ICCR but only three people including me get the scholarship. It is such a blessing for me getting this scholarship coz it has been my dreams for five years ago to study in India. My lecturers in Faculty of Literature Islamic University of North Sumatra in Indonesia always talk about their memories studying in India. All of them say that the system of education in Indian is better than in my country Indonesia. Because of the reason i become very interested and after finishing my BA in November 2005 i apply for my admission to the Consulate of India in Medan. I have to wait for six months to hear the announcement from the Consulate of India about my admission whether i get it or not. During the period i am almost desperated but my mother always entertains me. She always supports me in facing eveything, i usually talk to her about everything i never hide something from her coz i dont have any friend near my home so i usually spend my time with her.
Now, i start studying in Delhi University in Faculty of Arts and my majoring is MA LINGUISTICS. I have so many friends coming from so many places over the world that i never imagine before, like Thailand,Mongolian, Vietnam, Iran, China, and many more.
How stupid i am coz never think that India has so many tribes, languages, castes, etc that makes India is extremely very different with other countries in this world. There is a tribe in India called Manipuri, the physical appearance of the people like chinesse people or oriental looks. I just wonder when i guess one of my classmate is China but actually Manipuri.
The thing that i hate in India is about the caste. Why people are differentiated from their colour of skin and many things.The fact that God create human beings to know each others not to humble the other ones whom their skin is not white, their blood is not noble, or may be they are not rich. When caste problem disappears in India, i hope the young generations of India will make changes in this case and make India become the better place for all the indian people. AMIEN