India literally sounds like the word for "spices" in Arabic! How awesome is this (considering ancient trade routes, and how important and precious spices were)!!
Most of the Hindi words are pronounced like they are written but the ह is the letter that defies this rule most of the time. Whenever it comes in the middle or at the end, it changes the sound.
Rahta is not used brother ...we use this while we joke with our friends ...extremely informal ...only native understand if you say "Rahta"