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India is a land of plenty ArtsArts - No Comments » - Posted on May, 28 at 8:22 pmNo Comments » India is a land of plenty. With such diverse cultures India is arguably one of the richest as far as art forms are concerned. Culturally vibrant, India allures one and all. The dances and music in India are particularly enticing. With thousands dialects one can imagine the vastness of the social structure. Each community has a specialty as far as the performing arts are concerned. The folk music or dances essentially belong to a particular state or community or sect with varied rhythms and melodies. The dances are different too depending on the local tastes. The folk art forms are till date very localised catering to the liking of the particular community only.
What is the state of India’s cities right now? In 1951, the urban population in India was 62 million people, 17 percent of the total population. By 2001, the urban population was 286 million, or 28 percent. By 2025, 42.5 percent of the population will be urban. Even though the percentage of the population living in urban areas is quite small compared to developed countries these people’s presence is causing a lot of problems: unemployment and underemployment, and shortage of basic amenities like water supply, sanitation, sewerage, and electricity.water supply, sanitation, sewerage
Why do Indians migrate to cities in such numbers? Large numbers of young people are migrating because rural India is saturated and cannot provide employment opportunities for a growing population. Many end up as rag pickers or casual construction workers. Many don’t get employment throughout the year and commute between urban and rural areas. After the harvest, they migrate to urban areas for a few months before the rainy season.
Knowledge@Wharton: Looking at the big Japanese automakers -- Toyota, Honda and Suzuki -- all of them have been expanding capacity in India for the past few years. Could you comment on the strategies that these companies are adopting in India? And do you think that they ought to be focusing more on the domestic Indian market -- which I believe, right now, PREPARED BY CHAUDHARI KHUSHBU