Reading this report of air quality data censorship in New Dehli reminded me to look into the status of bike culture in the popular culture of the subcontinent. To wit, what has Bollywood done with bicycles, lately?
When I came across this video I thought “Cool, Bollywood does hipster bike music videos now.” The cast seems a little more diverse than is typical for South Asian popular media, and no bikes appear until after a full minute into this video.
We all have our favorite bicycle songs, and 2012 has been an especially fruitful with at least eleven new songs that feature bikes in their music videos. I know of five that came from the San Francisco Bay Area.
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