Tamo Nara invites me to the show for the Governor and his daughter. I went because I wanted to see the new rehearsal hall that Tamo Ratan designed. (Exterior hokey, interior great but not insulated enough)
So Arvind Dave, the military spook appointed Governor in the usual manner of New Delhi, asks me about the elections in the US. He knows and cares since his daughter lives there. I sadly admitted I thought Bush would win. (Go Howard!) “Americans are stupid.” He says to much sycophantic laughter and walks away. I was so shocked at his rudeness. Uncouth and condescending behavior and the facile banality of his observation is not surprising from an army man governing a populace that despises him.