This is a tradition so deep-rooted in the culture of India: men are very docile around each other, whether straight or gay. It's not a sexual thing, simply one of those cultural norms that caught our eyes! India is often a monstrous feat for tourists. It's so big, so full of culture, so diverse, that it's impossible to decide where to visit if you're going for a short trip. What called us to India in the first place? Was it the Taj Mahal, with its monumental appearance, a marble fortress set against the dazzling blue sky? Perhaps it was the jumbled landscape, with the extremes of sparse open fields lying next to a never-ending jungle, that lies adjacent to a labyrinth of a city filled with delicious smells, ancient temples and busy markets? Or the people: full of colour, sass, lots of head wobbling and plenty of smiles. Famous for their unwavering hospitality, Indian people welcome tourists with an open embrace.
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Hindu views of homosexuality and, in general, LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues, are diverse and different Hindu groups have distinct views. Although some Hindu dharmic texts contain injunctions against homosexuality, a number of Hindu mythic stories have portrayed homosexual experience as natural and joyful,  and there are several Hindu temples which have carvings that depict both men and women engaging in homosexual acts. In , the Hindu Council of the United Kingdom issued a statement that "Hinduism does not condemn homosexuality," subsequent to the decision of the Delhi High Court to legalise homosexuality in India. Sexuality is rarely discussed openly in contemporary Hindu society, especially in modern India where homosexuality was illegal until a brief period beginning in , due to colonial British laws.
Homosexuality in India has been a subject of discussion since ancient times to modern times. Hindu texts have taken positions regarding the homosexual characters and themes. Rigveda , one of the four canonical sacred texts of Hinduism says Vikriti Evam Prakriti meaning what seems unnatural is also natural ,  which some scholars believe recognises homosexual dimensions of human life, like all forms of universal diversities. Historical literary evidence indicates that homosexuality has been prevalent across the Indian subcontinent throughout history, and that homosexuals were not necessarily considered inferior in any way until about 18th century during British colonial rule. There are no official demographics for the LGBT population in India, but the government of India submitted figures to the Supreme Court in , according to which, there were about 2. These figures are only based on those individuals who have self-declared to the Ministry of Health. There may be much higher statistics for individuals who have concealed their identity, since a number of homosexual Indians are living in the closet due to fear of discrimination. Homophobia is prevalent in India. In recent years, however, attitudes towards homosexuality have shifted slightly. In particular, there have been more depictions and discussions of homosexuality in the Indian news media   and in Bollywood.