HimVani is an online grassroots journalism initiative with a mandate to give voice to concerned citizenry within the state and its diaspora on social and developmental issues concerning Himachal Pradesh. HimVani is a not-for-profit effort having its roots in the passion and love we feel for the state; not a mere thanksgiving but also a gesture to give back something to the state. It was initiated as a Voice of Himachal (VOH) initiative to generate public awareness and responsiveness towards development in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Slumdog Millionaire from an Indian perspective
The online grassroots journal HimVani takes a close look at Slumdog Millionaire and finds much that is good, especially that the film brings poverty out in the open in spite of the opposition of the Indian elite. (Sound familiar?) The journal finds one essential flaw, however. Hint; it's the same flaw that U.S. anti-poverty activists found with The Pursuit of Happyness.