|India is the home of Bollywood and its now world-famous film industry. Even more fascinating, however, are the aspects of daily life that constitute the real India, be it from the sublime to the mundane.
The majority of Indians are Hindus, believing in a vast pantheon of deities. The most popular of these are visible everywhere, in large colorful temples, street corner shrines, shops, and on the dashboards of cars.
And then there are the dhobi-wallahs with their laundry, and the tiffin-wallahs with their lunch delivery, both popular and seemingly anachronistic services, run with a razor sharp precision that the West might be hard pressed to duplicate. |