August 18, 2014

India's Youthful Modernity Only Skin Deep

Amrit Dhillon, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

What makes you modern? Is it the jeans you wear, the phone you use, the sauvignon blanc you drink, the car you drive and the trendy café where you sip your hazelnut mocha? Or is it whether you treat the street cleaner as an equal who just happens to be doing a menial job, challenge old customs because they seem discriminatory, and take on the older generation if its beliefs are retrograde?

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