Pallavi Aiyar on Indonesia’s Medan city and its deep-rooted Indian connections – The Hindu

I get ready for her to sing one of the Shah Rukh Khan Bollywood numbers so beloved across Indonesia, but instead she sings Raghupati Raghava Raja Ram, followed by the Indian national anthem.

Medan, a mid-sized city on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, is smoggy and crowded. The thrum of motorised rickshaws and the sizzle of street food carts dominate the auralscape. But what draws the ey

Source: Pallavi Aiyar on Indonesia’s Medan city and its deep-rooted Indian connections – The Hindu

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