Comments on: India: More than just call centres Bollywood and culture in an emerging India Tue, 08 Jul 2014 03:39:46 +0000 hourly 1 By: 2educated Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:55:01 +0000 Do not be concerned that Westerners or foreigners have a narrow view of multi-faceted India simply because there is a cliched film plot involving call centers. Westerners are well-educated, and I wonder if you could find anywhere those more likely to celebrate, champion, and congratulate you than “Western foreigners”. Far from having a narrow, cliched viewpoint of India ourselves, we have considerable resources which daily present India in all of her complex glory. There is a multitude of information, reportage, film, literature, programs to satisfy anyone who takes the trouble to investigate. I just finished reading 5 books on India…new, current portraits of contemporary India from respected reporters, etc. They were on the shelves of our local library, which means-they are everywhere available. Do not denigrate our powers of perception and understanding, rather, if you would accuse us, let it be for our ‘blind-spot’, that is our willingness to overlook many ugly things to appreciate the beautiful.

By: mahatva Wed, 30 May 2012 06:43:01 +0000 So this means that we detest the very idea which foriegn
directors potray about Indian existence as a third world
country. Well isnt it a western propoganda to project
something which is “backend” (Sales) work , as for them its “abusive” and requires
“night shifts” and only Indian people will do it as for brits, they are highly evolved.
I think the point here is the reach n who is target audience for movies like
these? Not Indians Ofcourse, I presume. May be its
Foriegn people who want to watch rather peep into other country’s culture,
sitting on their couch on a sunday evening, and create an opinion about that country.

By: maGiK Tue, 29 May 2012 02:00:54 +0000 The old India is not just about holy men. Nor is the new India simply about outsourcing.

Well, shall we then say the land is all about a 27-storey, privately owned ‘billion dollar Antilla in Mumbai’? (Wait, haven’t the astrologers cleared the signal for the owner to move in to the world’s most expensive home yet?)