Caminho Das Indias (India’s Way), yes that’s the name of the show that has got all the Brazialians hooked up to TV! The theme- “Upper-caste girl meets Dalit boy. They fall in love. Girl’s evil family objects and tries to marry her off. Boy decides he must fight for his ladylove.” That’s very much Indian, right?
What’s more interesting is that they haven’t tried to mix their culture at all. Set at Rajasthan the show even uses some Hindi terms and also uses Bollywood style filming (where kissing scenes are cut just at the right time :-)). The show has made Brazilians understand Indian culture better and they are just loving it. Read full story here.
Just as Indians are looking elsewhere to get a clue about other countries’ culture and incorporate them in Indian shows, foreigners are seeking India. This is a very good process which can lead to cross-culturism in a new and effective way. As more and more common people get to about other countries they will start understanding thier rituals and religions and will eventually help make this World a better place. Yeah.. right I may be too optimistic, but what’s the harm!