The elections just finished here...and I find modern South Indian culture so sad. Virtually all politicians here are movie stars. The movies seem so primitive - so stupid. There are no inspiring films depicting the life of a great scientist or meaningful political struggle. It's all swaying hips and silly songs. Whole film genres just don't exist here - drama is all about guns and overacting superstars that get paid silly amounts of money. All the leading men seem so ugly - with smacking great big foreheads, arrogant swaggers and angry faces. Women are either rich ladies with pathetic worries or smirking love interests that are paid to gasp and squeal... For such a great country as India - it is really quite a sad reflection of modern times to see what the locals here champion as entertainment and political process. In the latest election the leading parties pledged free tvs, bicycles and land for voters! It's sick.
No country impresses me when it comes to politics - with the possible exception of the Scandinavian countries...but Tamil Nadu seems particularly sick. Ahhh, I feel better now to have gotten that off my chest.
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