“What is this dish called Chicken 65? Why do Indians think the Chinese eat only noodles? Why do Indians think all Chinese movies are about kung fu? Why is the India-China relationship only focussed on politics and trade?” Read more
I am now used to being flattered about my ‘so big Indian eyes’ at least once a day. But on Saturday, a Chinese salesgirl peddling a fake Jimmy Choo bag in a Beijing basement actually clutched my ‘so long Indian eyelashes’. Read more
Economic Crisis Menu, said the list of choices for one main course plus drink for 58 yuan (Rs 406) in a cafe in Beijing’s best-known art district housed in former military factories called Dashanzi.
My afternoon browsing Indian art at an Italian gallery here had ended within minutes. The exhibit titled My Little India had turned out to be truly little. It showed two to three works each by four artists — Chitra Ganesh, Reena Kallat, Yamini Nayar and Tejal Shah in one big yellow-walled room of the Marella Gallery. Read more
Last week, for the first time ever, one public bus in China was wrapped on all sides with the Incredible India advertisement.
I wanted to ride on that solitary Yindu (India) bus. But first, I had to find it among over 18,000 public buses moving 13 million around Beijing every day. What better way, I thought, to get the Chinese to talk about India than on the top-deck of this particular bus? Read more
“India is near…Nepal?’’
The question came from Stuart, a Chinese final-year business management student whose English name was John until he watched the Hollywood movie about an animated white mouse called Stuart Little. Read more