I have a confession to make- I used to loathe Delhi. Though that was expected from a teenager, who was given no choice but to leave a country she loves and friends she's known her entire life, into a strange noisy land where cows roam the street and people, including children, love to stare at others. I was petrified of India.
It took me six years to begin appreciating the city, and India in general, and another four more years to want to grow temporary roots in Delhi. Don't get me wrong, the cows on the street still bother me, the staring still annoys me, and the honking still frustrates me, but I think I'm used to it now. Ten years of being in this country has changed me- my perspective on life, faith and religion, on equality, and more than anything, it has intensified my curiosity and love for adventure.