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Indian Independence Day: State of Nostalgia

This Independence Day, we sought out Australians from each state of India, and asked them to reprise the “wow factor” of their home state.

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Years have rolled by, boundaries have been redrawn and new relationships forged in this our adopted homeland; but the nostalgia remains, and so do the fond memories.

PREETI JABBAL, DHANYA SAMUEL, RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA and USHA RAMANUJAM ARVIND compile this feature. In its warp, in its weft, in its weave, India lives on, forever young…

Click on each state below to relive our readers favourite memories…

Andhra Pradesh

Assam

Bihar

Chhattisgarh

Steel plant- Chhattisgarh

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Delhi

Rashtrapati Bhavan- Delhi

Goa

Beach- Goa

Gujarat

Haryana

Saina Nehwal- Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Shimla- Himachal Pradesh

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Jharkhand

Mahendra Singh Dhoni- Jharkhand

Karnataka

Kashmir 

Kerala 

Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho temple- Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Ajanta and Ellora cave- Maharashtra

 Manipur

Mary Kom- Manipur

  Mizoram

Soccer players- Mizoram

Nagaland

Tribes- Nagaland

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Odisha (Orissa)

Punjab

Bhangra dancers- Punjab

Rajasthan

Tamil Nadu

Kanjeevaram silk saree- Tamil Nadu

Telangana

Tripura

 

 Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal- Uttarakhand

 Uttarakhand

Bengal tigers- Uttarakhand

 West Bengal

Howrah Bridge- West Bengal

Still seeking Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim!

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