Melbourne: Topless pictures of an Indian-origin singer, who is Gold Coast city's pick to promote tourism in India, has left a section of the Indian community uneasy with some speaking against such moves to sell tourism to a largely conservative India.
Queensland-raised pop singer Aiysha Saagar was recently selected as the Gold Coast Goodwill Ambassador by the eastern city's Mayor Tom Tate, and she is set to travel to India to promote the tourist city to Indians.
However, her pictures on her website where she poses on the Surfers Paradise beach with the Australian flag pained on her body has miffed a section of the Indian community here, according to a local news report.
Event coordinator of Queensland-based Indian Associations Neeraj Narayan said that "more than 60 per cent of India was still conservative and Saagar's partial nudity would reflect badly on Gold Coast's image"....more
07:37 PM, Jul 04, 2012