I was really disappointed by this report in The Hindu which was titled ‘Solar eclipse bemuses many Africans’. While the tone of the report is not outright condescending, it still seems to suggest that no one in Africa knew any better.
In quite a contrasting report for India, the newspaper reports the same phenomenon as ‘Scientists, sun-watchers gather in Rameshwaram to watch eclipse’. Talk about reinforcing stereotypes! I am sure there were millions in India who had no clue what the hell was going on and were at best ‘bemused’; and nearly as many must have stayed indoors and prayed for the sun(!)…But see what the reports refer to.