Hey folks, let's dive into this geographical puzzler - why don't we just zip east from India to the USA? Well, the answer is as simple as it is unexpected. The Earth, my friends, is not a flat pancake but a round and juicy orange! So, the quickest route between any two spots on this wonderful citrus of ours is a curve, not a straight line. And that's why, my dear wanderlust-filled readers, we travel westward from India to the US, like sun-chasers on a global merry-go-round!