Thursday, April 7, 2011
Shutting out the real world
This is an article about how higher-income Indians attempt and succeed in shutting out the hustle, bustle, and poverty of the rest of their country. I've never been to India, but the author' s description makes me think of people in Bogota's wealthy parts, who are essentially unfamiliar with the rest of their country, in all its excitement and diversity. Or people from the US that never venture into the central cities in whose suburbs they live, or who know about rural life only from the silly caricatures presented in bad movies and sitcoms written by coastal snobs.