Sunday, May 16, 2010

The mike culture

I can understand the use of blaring microphones during political propaganda and for announcements in events but I could not figure out why people in India play Bollywood movie songs among others at high decibel over hired microphones during 'Pujas', marriages and other personal family functions! Is it to share happiness among neighbors - an example of Eastern collectivism vs. Western individualism? Whatever it is sometimes it really bothers me.