Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Vogue in/on India
The New York Times article (in Sept 1's Business section) on the criticism of a Vogue photoshoot placing luxury goods next to extremely poor folks, or showing them using them is worth a read to get a sense of the contrasts of modern India today. The comment that folks are showing off their wealth rings especially true, as we are surrounded by lots of people who seem to be doing things for show much more than for need. This will be a common theme throughout our stay here, I'm quite sure, as it is so striking.