Saturday, September 4, 2010

Interactive session on being ‘Indian’

The various aspects of being ‘Indian’ were probed at ‘Meeting of the Minds,’ an interactive session on “The life and times of being Indian,” held in Chennai on Friday, September 3.

The session was organised by The Indian Immersion Centre,a wing of Global Adjustment and a centre for social, cultural and entertainment in Chennai for all expatriates, NRIs and overseas visitors.

The dialogue kicked off with participants sharing their experience of being Indian. Responding to a query on Chennai, India’s Ambassador in Bhutan Pavan K Varma said that Chennai is the cultural capital of India but over the years it was losing its shine as the cultural hub.

The dialogue took an interesting turn when the moderator asked Varma about one of his books, The Great Indian Middle Class. According to Varma, India should focus on gaining back its originality in thought and act. Similarly, the middle class should not only be residents, but should also act like citizens and think for their country.

Full report here New Indian Express

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