Understand India' programme to be launched in China
India plans to launch an "Understanding India" programme in China to "demystify" the country and create a better understanding of it. Despite being immediate neighbours, India and China lack people-to-people contact and cultural exchange.
Indian Council of Cultural Relations President Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who was in Beijing to attend the World Congress of Philosophy, said that by watching Bollywood and reading websites one can know India only superficially. "India cannot be understood by simply reading books and visiting websites. India is an experience," Sahasrabuddhe said.