Today is the 65th anniversary of India's independence from Great Britain. Even being born and raised in the U.S., India is a big part of who I am. After all, it is my parents' home, and I have visited my extended family there countless times. Plus, it's just an awesome country with an amazing history and even better food! Click here for a photo essay I wrote of my summer before my senior year of college when I taught English at my mom's primary school in Indore, India. I think it shows why I have a special spot for India, going beyond family and background. Happy Independence Day!