We need to create an 'immersive experience' on India, to the foreign students on 6 Jan, i think. Anuj, Sanjay and I had a discussion about what represents India. We were trying to figure out two things, content of the presentation, and how to present it. The topic seems endless, to me at least, how can we give them an experience of India in an hour at the most? And the dilemma of what is the 'real' India? What do we want to show them about our country?
One of the many random thoughts we had was using RK Laxman cartoons, but then we decided against it, because at the end of the day, that is one individual's perspective, even if it is humourous and witty, we don’t want to provide a skewed perspective. We thought about how to show issues that we all struggle with. Another theme we came up with was ‘roti, kapda, makan’. The three things most Indians still struggle and strive for. Perhaps we could have a conversation between three people, each one personifying roti, kapda and makan. We realized as we talked, that most issues can be traced back to these three basics, everything stems from there.
Any ideas on the immersive experience are most welcome. Please do share :)