01 November, 2020

Can-Can Diplomacy

Foreign cultural centres are offering films, food, concerts and more to the culturati

Can-Can Diplomacy
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Culture Goes Live

  • With India's growing economic and political clout, foreign cultural institutes in Delhi are revving up their activities and vying with each other to woo students and professionals
  • Japan, France and Italy are among the most active and successful; the Iranians also attract crowds with their film club and Persian language classes.
  • The British Council's main attractions are its excellent library and English language courses.
  • The American Center and Russian Cultural Centre have both fallen behind. The odd splash apart, marked by lacklustre programmes, which have few takers among Delhi's culturati

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As our palates get more adventurous, our tastes run towards cultural exotica and our passports fill up with seals in a Babel of scripts, so too do the foreign cultural centres escalate their activities in a bid to woo India's brave new middle class.

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