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A Benefit concert for FACT INDIA's Museum of Indian History, Pune

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A Benefit concert for FACT INDIA's Museum of Indian History, Pune

INCREDIBLE INDIA

Source: DNA INDIA Nowadays, in every hotel, every railways station, every government office, you can find posters selling
« Incredible India ».

I have been a defender of India for many many years, but the Incredible India campaign does not always match the reality on the ground. Take visas, for instance. Because India’s intelligence agencies did not do their work properly and Headley was able to move around freely around the country, preparing the 26/11 terror attacks, visa rules have been tightened to such an extent that it has become ridiculous. Recently I asked for a visa for my assistant, a French lady, who likes India, and wants to work in India. She would help in the making of La Revue de l’Inde, the only magazine solely devoted to India in the French speaking world, and which props-up India as the natural, liberal and democratic alternative to China… The Indian embassy in Paris offered her a 3 months visa! Visa rules in India are nehruvian and outdated. The Chinese have understood…