The path that India is taking as an emerging nation is the subject of a new exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery called Indian Highway.
Artists from the country, some established, some newcomers, have used the event's title as inspiration for a range of works exploring the effect of snowballing development. It is an enjoyable, absorbing and varied show that raises important questions about how far the world's second most populous nation should embrace modernity, and at what price?
The exhibition is especially relevant to families from north-west London with an Indian background, who have experience of living in a westernised society while trying to maintain a unique cultural identity.
The exhibition presents an India in limbo - one that needs direction from its people on how its progress can proceed without jettisoning the past.
A number of fringe events, such as film screenings, talks and theatrical performances, will complement the show through the first two months of this year.
* Indian Highway runs at the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens, central London, until Sunday February 22. Entry is free and the gallery is open daily, 10am-6pm.