“You talk about the energy of New York City — India makes New York City look like nap time.”
That’s from an in-depth New York Times story this week on what the late-night icon has been up to since retirement (beyond growing an impressive beard).
Letterman apparently traveled here to world’s second-most-populous country to film a TV series on global warming called “Years of Living Dangerously.” He continued:
“The first day was very depressing. You smell what you think might be furniture burning, and it never leaves.”
“And then,” he added, “one day it would be exhilarating. What never seemed to waver was their optimism. The fact that there’s 1.2 billion people is, to them, an asset, where we would think, oh my God, what are we going to do?”
Here’s more info on the series. The show airs on National Geographic Channel later this month.