Thursday, March 31, 2016

My shoes are Japanese

Got to listen to this very classic Indian song from Shree 420 (1955) - Mera joota hain Japani and couldn't help think about the irony of the song in today's context. Most Indians have heard this song and enjoyed it. It was used in the opening sequence of the movie Deadpool (2016).

The Lyrics roughly translated in English would be something like:
My shoes are Japanese,
My trousers are British,
The red hat on my head is from Russia,
But still my heart is Indian.

In 2016 we could re-write the song as:
My everything is from China
But still my heart is Indian.

Kinda amazing that China is the global manufacturer for a multitude of things that we use and consume everyday. Their dominance is mind boggling.

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