Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Listening to the pulse of nations
Rohit Gupta writes in worldchanging:
An entire generation of Indians grew up thinking that America was like MTV, but I suspect that is not how you’d like to be seen. Americans must be equally misled into thinking that India is a lot like Bollywood, an equally scary notion if it is true.Check out his full piece, "Diplomacy in D Minor," an interesting essay on how the voice of a nation, if there be any such thing, is expressed through its music. I don't quite agree with his assertion that "[t]housands of Indians still harbor the notion that California is a ghost-hotel somewhere in America, courtesy the Eagles," but that's a minor quibble.