"There is a kind of brashness and vulgarity among the Indian middle class, which is quite widespread. It is not one family, not one industrialist and so on. That's challenge number five that the Republic of India faces."
-- Ramachandra Guha
I have seen a lot of this brashness and vulgarity in my own life too as an academic on an Indian campus. I have also seen it in other forms of Indian life in New Delhi, the Indian capital and I frankly find it appalling.