Journalist of the Beijing-based monthly magazine China Today
Though I have not been to India, I have heard some interesting stories about the country.
The biggest first impression when it comes to India, in my mind, is the unique and colorful clothing that Indian women wear. I have also been struck by the passionate dance sequences of Bollywood movies. The world-famous Taj Mahal is another place of interest for me.
I have long intended to travel to India and experience their unique culture and customs for myself.
China and India share many things in common, such as their historical ties dating back to the spread of Buddhism. In the last centuries, the two nations both suffered from imperialism and colonialism. After independence, both sides have sought development and made great achievements. The differences between the two countries are also big, particularly in terms of society and culture. India is said to be strictly ordered by the social caste system, whereas China is more tolerant and open.