A child with hair as such would draw curiosity in my home country. Not so in Pune where religious adornment is very common, completely acceptable. For me, the variety of beliefs and ways of expressing those beliefs is a major draw to living in India.
With the most recent election, the radical Hindu’s are showing less tolerance under the leadership of Modi. Not that Modi is the cause. He is a right wing Hindu which some of the constituents take as validation of their intolerant stands. I hope the country doesn’t decay into an intolerant society. There are enough of those already destroying the world one person at a time.