Tuesday, September 25, 2007
No drama. But I really felt this irrational love for this country as I saw the last few moments of CNN-IBN’s India 360 today. Small town India celebrating our cricket win – unusual suspects who didn’t have fancy Indian flags, in these small lanes, grandfathers on charpais shakin it, you know what I mean. And all to the tune of that Bunti aur Babli song...“chote, chote shaheron se…” All of us fancy shamncy city folk often forget about the rest of them, and so I’m also happy that the victory made headlines on the same day Rahul Gandhi was made AICC general secretary. Cause otherwise the media would have had to pay really unnecessary fan-fare to what was inevitable, as if it was an achievement. Kinda puts it in perspective.