Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Where is the counter culture in India?

No, Dev-D, Candle March Marches, and Rock Fests don't quite cut it. Not even Anna Hazare, who seems more and more, a sad, old man, surrounded by a cabal. In an India of surging middle class and expanding surburbia, always copying and aspiring, you see hints of counterculture on the edges - in naxalism, Irom Sharmila...

Read this great post by Sam Smith titled, 'The Post empire survival guide'. If Indian is going to be like America, we Indians might also would want to know what happened to the great American Dream. Remember the cliche, 'what goes up must come down'. From the article:

Create a counterculture. It worked in the 1960s and it work again. You don't have to be a prisoner of the dominant culture. You can help create an alternative, just as the young did in the 1960s, without money or power. And without a counterculture there will be no significant change. The Occupiers are a great start. Take it from there.

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