Beautiful cinematography, we agree! But Coldplay’s new video basically shows what India looks like to all white people. Using culture as prop of entertainment? Here are five things Indians needs to know about India from ‘Hymn For The Weekend’-
1. India is all about fire-breathers, snake charmers, puppeteers and classical dancers
Where in India can we find all this talent on the streets?
2. Kids on the street dress up as Lord Shiva with their bodies painted
3. We have given up on multiplexes right? Because we have graduated to single-screen theaters with projectionists
4. We are a land with a lot of sadhus! And guess what- some of them can even balance themselves on a sticks for mere entertainment
5. It’s enough to have a Bollywood actor’s cameo to please the Indian audience
5 marks for spotting Sonam Kapoor in the latest coldplay video.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) January 29, 2016
Not bad a song though! We kinda like the music. But this is just not cool –
Makes me wanna visit India so bad! #HymnForTheWeekend
— Rose-Iris (@Esther_Byrne) January 29, 2016
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