Monday, January 16, 2012

A vivid portrayal of India

My wife and I have enjoyed watching the 4 part documentary India Reborn produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (you can watch some of it and read the text here). It highlights the rapid economic, social, and political change that India is currently undergoing. Unfortunately, much of this change is increasing the gap between rich and poor, and a large fraction of the population is being left behind or even becoming worse off due to the economic boom. There are other unexpected negative consequences too such as a massive rise in the incidence of diabetes among the rising "middle class".

The imagery is rich and enthralling and found the commentary insightful. I would be interested to here what Indians think.

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