Oprah Winfrey’s Guide to India


Because reality is too messy.

[Where ‘realism’ is Slumdog Millionnaire and Oprah’s India Special, and ‘reality’ is India]



  1. I can’t tell you how many times people here have asked me if Slumdog Millionaire’s depiction was “real.” My wife noted recently that foreign (especially American) depictions of India tend to string all the bad / horrific / shocking things together, as if there’s nothing else. Perhaps you’ve discovered the secret sauce: India is realism mixed with reality.


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