jan 2, 2007
interesting. anybody know more about this new 'ramayan(a)'? if you check out the pages, the story is rather different from the ramayana we all know and love.
unlike kumar, i am not optimistic about an image makeover for hindus. it is true, though, that buddhism got a big lift from all those mock-shaolin martial arts films. but once hindus/india grow wealthy, automatically there will be a good image for us. maybe branson is seeing how well hindus are doing in limey-land, and is projecting that to the BRIC future.
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Not sure what to think. Richard Branson is a trailblazer. The art is
absolutely fantatstic. All done by artists in Bangalore. Much better
than any of the comics I've read. Apparently, Nicholas Cage will be
starring in "The Sadhu", due for release in two years. This might be
some good propaganda for a change. It may actually make Hinduism
"cool" for Westerners. Kind of like Samurai, Steven Seagal, and other
martial artists have made martial arts popular in the US.
The Ramayana art is outstanding.