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Sunday, February 20, 2005

A mirror for our broken world

Primary Red of Secular Right India writes:
A great power is marked not just by guns and gold -- but principally by exportable ideas that inspire the world. Like other great civilizations, India too has had its share of such ideas (e.g., Yoga, Syncreticism, Taj Mahal, etc.). Our lament is that these ideas are antiques and that contemporary Indian thought -- much like contemporary global thought -- is increasingly noisy, unoriginal, and (deliberately or otherwise) designed to shock, like a mirror reflecting our broken world.

Read the full piece. I don't agree with all of it, and will write more on my reasons for that later. But it's a well-articulated and thought-provoking piece that deserves to be discussed.

It also quotes from a Daniel Henninger piece that I'd discussed on The Middle Stage. Strangely, that other blog of mine seems to have one-fifth the number of readers that India Uncut has. Bummer.
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