Comments on: The Slumdog view http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/06/03/the-slumdog-view/ Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: M S R MANEY http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/2009/06/03/the-slumdog-view/comment-page-1/#comment-1774 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 15:06:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/indiamasala/?p=459#comment-1774 THE OSCAR CAP

Why is that the movie Slum Dog Millionaire is limited to million only, why not Billion? Why not Gazillion? – Or why not much more?

There is nothing to be proud of wearing the Oscar Cap, we know that India was ruled for 300 years by the Britishers and it is their contribution too is shared while projecting the Indian poverty line in the movie. Now we have no need to learn from them about our Indian poverty line, nor do we have the need to learn how to combat the Indian communal problems. The Britishers had precisely adopted divide and rule policy for the 300 years while they were ruling the country and the communal problems of India is the child birth of the Britishers contribution.

Quote with respect Mr. Bill Gates says – “I don’t think that I.Q is as fungible as I used to,” he says. “To succeed, you also have to know how to make choices and how to think more broadly.”

There is not a single example to be proud, where the Kaun Banega Crorepati TV show, has given a prize worth enough to any participants from the slums – or it is won.

If a son of a small advocate Mr. Bill Gates can reach to the heights and peaks of the world’s success – why not a child from Indian slums can dot it?

Why is that miserly approach even while weaving a dream for someone? Just because the movie is made by a handful of Britishers again, the Oscar is just the heard prize for India.

M.S.R MANEY
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Date: 05.06.2009

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