India Calling

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Anand Giridharadas discusses what it was like to return to the land of his ancestors amid an unlikely economic boom. In India Calling: An intimate Portrait of a Nation's Remaking, Giridharadas profiles the entrepreneurs, radicals, industrialists, and Indian families who are responding to this economic upheaval.


Anand Giridharadas

Comments [2]

Louis from Bayside

Leonard and Anand both have a gross misunderstanding of karma. The law of karma is not an instance of predetermination as is being assumed in this piece. Karma is the sanskrit word for action and it refers to the fact that the consequences of our actions are definite. If you accept that axiom then it follows that our present experiences are the result of past actions and our future experiences are the result of our present actions. So moment by moment we are creating our future and experiencing our past. So there is an empowering choice in every moment. (Now of course for this to be tenable you have to accept the continuity of consciousness a.k.a. past and future lives). So the idea that Ravindra expresses to Anand does not fly in the face of karma at all.

In fact Anand's comment that some Indians have not been able to actualize their newly empowering attitudes is an indication of the validity of the law of karma because it shows that there are factors governing their circumstances other than their present state of mind.

Mar. 29 2011 07:10 PM

Nice segment..I'm looking forward to reading the book!

Mar. 29 2011 01:56 PM

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