Uttarayan, the Kite Festival of Gujarat, my grand welcome to India. With my newfound friends and a belly full of curry and rice, we snaked our way downtown to be among the festivities. I followed further into the maze of people and innumerable headlights, racing to get home with their prized kites held high above. I watched the children’s excitement and heard the stories from older generations share their first flight. You could feel the electricity in the air. This moment quickly became my favorite.

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