Saturday, January 31, 2009

Who was that masked

During the festival of Pongal, many rural people make the journey to the city. In Chennai, the zoo and the many beaches are particularly popular destinations. The festive atmosphere on Elliot's Beach in Besant Nagar (southern section of Chennai) was omnipresent. These cheap masks were a popular hit, transforming the kids into commercialist American cartoon characters. I wonder if they all knew who the characters were? Here in Chennai, The Cartoon Network and the Disney Channels are available, but I'm not sure what rural kids have on their TV - if they have TV and electricity...

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