it's not really that common, frankly....it's not 'common' at all...if you had to ask me, but you'd rather believe a wandering comedian than me wouldn't you? think about it. im indian btw.
in 'red, white and brown' Mr. Peters made some pretty strange 'accusations' about india, which, not exactly 'offended', but intrigued/confused a lot of us, while watching it me and my friends were like "huh?" "whats he saying?" and "what a load of bullcrap! (jovially)" :-P so i guess the point im trying to make is, he is not, the best source of 'information' about a country :)