Monday, April 28, 2008


Was watching a programme on National Geographic the other day. It was about a team of Architects who were told to create Venice in the middle of the desert - a casino, hotel , convention center plus the add-ons in Las Vegas. The deadline - 2 years. Ideate, set up the team, meet the budget, visit Venice etc etc all in 2 year? Wow. It took the Pune Municipal Corporation 6 years to build a 2 lane flyover.
This is where I object to we aping the west at all the wrong things. We even copy game shows from them.
1) KBC- Who wants to be a millionaire
2) Indian Idol- American Idol
3) Big Boss- Big Brother
4) Kya aap pachvi pass se teez hai? - are you smarter than a 5th grader etc.

For once I would like us to copy the sincerely, commitment, accountability, ingenuity etc of the west without offending the "Bhartiya nari, mard, mahzab, neta, sabhyata, suraksha, vichar, Left parties, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, jews, Parsis, Buddhists, casts, creeds etc". Phew....seems impossible.

1 comment:

shadows said...

commonwealth games anyone???