Monthly Archives: July 2010

Why Would Anyone Go To India?

It’s hot, crowded, dirty, corrupt.  You’re likely to be ripped off, robbed and mis-directed.  You may spend hours waiting for a train that never comes, or go to a guest house to find it hasn’t been built yet.  So why … Continue reading

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Lagaan as allegory

This weekend I watched the classic Bollywood film “Lagaan” for the first time since I went to India.  It tells the story of a group of villagers during the time of the British Raj.  Humiliated and bullied by their Imperial … Continue reading

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