On a fine Sunday, Indian tourists poured in to view the flower show at the Lalbargh Gardens in Bangalore. The big draw was a flower facsimile of the Eiffel Tower erected within a facsmile of the Crystal Palace; a London landmark built in the 1850's. Before high tech and international call centers transformed Bangalore, the city was well known for its silk weaving. According to a guide, the relative prosperity of this southwestern city of India was due to the full employment offered to poor farmers collecting silk worms, feeding them mulberry leaves, and extracting the silk threads from cocoons thrust into boiling water.
Not far from the Eiffel Tower made of flowers, a faded figurine of Dopey dared me to comment. I'm holding my fire.