Sunday, November 05, 2006

Pause to reflect

Chanced upon this today. The man in the picture is selling violins - the single stringed ones often seen in villages which are perhaps as old as music itself. True, we are enjoying the fruits of globalization: Chinese toys are all over the place. But we also need to market crafts like these - the simple violin, perhaps our wooden toys and many many others traditional items and ensure that the benefits of globalization passes on these craftsmen too.

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