It was all fine until I visited Burra Bazaar a couple of days before Diwali and was appalled to see idols (yes...our very own Indian gods- Ganesh and Lakshmi- made where else, but of course, in China..) Can we not even produce idols of our very own gods? Must we rely on foreigners to decide how goddess Lakshmi should wear her Sari and what colour Ganeshji's dhoti should be??
Do they even know why we pray to them and what they signify?
What really surprises me is India's (lack of) an assertive stance on the issue. Despite lodging complaints about the dumping of lower priced Chinese goods in India with the WTO (which was, btw, eventually followed by anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel and tyres). While India cannot (apparently) compete against low cost rubber or steel or other strategic raw materials from China, can it not, at least, prevent China from making a profit out of our religious sentiments?
What next? Indian food 'made in China'??