I feel enriched in India: Oprah Winfrey

Aman Kanth

Jaipur: The front lawns of Diggi Palace literally came alive on Day 3 of Jaipur Literary Festival 2012 when America’s most loved talk show host, actress, producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey made a grand entry in a jam packed house. Looking resplendent in an Indian ensemble, Oprah’s Namaste drew huge applause. In one of the most anticipated sessions of the literary festival, Oprah shared her views on life, work and of course, her maiden Indian visit.

Apparently, what struck Oprah the most in India was a sense of chaos underlined with calm of love. For Oprah, being in incredible India is like being in a video game. “There is calmness underneath. There is no rage, there is genuine respect for elders,” she said.

Speaking about her India visit, Oprah said, “I came to India with an open mind. In India, you are in so much diversity; humanity is expanded in a way. I feel expanded, opened and enriched in India.”

Oprah is the real success story of a girl who was born into poverty and overcame all hardships by sheer belief in self. A self-made woman, Oprah gave to society what she got and is touted as the most influential woman in America.

Well, it was literary fest and talking about her love for literature, Oprah called Toni Morrison her favourite living author. In fact, Oprah’s Book Club was her love for literature that found way on her television show.

Oprah prefers reading a good book rather than tweeting and believes in US President Barack Obama. She feels that it will be a good thing if he remains in office.

And yes, Oprah would love to visit India again!

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