India’s Got Magic. Or Has It?

I recently wrote a special guest post for Yahoo’s Fit to Post blog, on a magic reality show and the state of the art in India.


India’s Got Magic. Or Has It?

India is, I once argued in a post, the land of magic. It is the land of the Great Indian Rope Trick — an iconic number believed to have been performed as early as the 1800s.

It stands to reason, then, that a reality show such as Star One’s ‘India Magic Star’, airing Saturdays, would throw up compelling performances, perhaps even produce the modern-day heirs to our rich magical traditions.

Or so I thought, when I resisted the temptation to watch ‘Castle’, ‘White Collar’ and other prime time serials and checked the show out. Hoo boy — was I wrong!

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