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India is known all over the world for its spirituality, spicy foods, and slums. But to truly understand Indian culture, one must experience the savory snacks, sacred rivers, and Tibetan Buddhists firsthand. Although this isn’t possible for everyone, this photo essay by Glimpse writer Emily Strasser takes us pretty close to being there.