September 01, 2005


If you were to look at the US-based news websites and the Indian ones, it would appear that we live on totally different planets. There is hardly any mention of Katrina in the Indian ones, while there is hardly anything else in the US-based ones. From the looks of it, any theory -- ranging from India's emergence as a superpower on the 'full-of-ourselves' map to a probable lack of sympathy for America due the way they are running the world these days -- is par for the course these days. Just to give you an example, take a look at this lead headline from Hindustan Times: Katrina brews in Congress over Indo-US nuke deal. We are certainly living in interesting times.