Published in Magazine, Mumbai, September 1999 issue, as Indians Should Have Supported Pakistan in the World Cup Final the World Cup of cricket that concluded earlier this summer, Australia soundly thrashed Pakistan in the final and lifted the game’s most prized trophy. Pakistan’s defeat was a matter of great rejoicing in India, as if India herself had triumphed. Arriving in Delhi from Osaka the day after the final on June 20, I heard from my friends that some people had even exploded fire crackers in the streets and distributed sweets.
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On the other hand, if you watch films like Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love, Yjir Takita’s Departures, Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali, Jean Pierre Jeunet’s Amelie, Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour, Majid Majidi’s Baran, Ingmar Bergman’s Cries and Whispers amongst many other, you’re bound to know what lives, feelings, moments, realities, people and trauma in a different cultural context is all about. Again, this is not to say that Hollywood churns out trash. It’s great to know what the world looks like form the other side of the glass..