I wonder how far Palestine is from India? Some 2,700 miles. Palestine was in the Roman Empire, and filled with Jews. India was (IIRC) beyond the Persian Empire, and filled with Hindus, Buddhists, and Zoroastrians. When there are some striking differences in the Jerusalem Talmud and the Babylonian Talmud, I doubt that Hindus would have some great insight into the culture of Christ.
What do I think is the best group to interpret the teachings of Christ? Do I think it is a group that is thousands of miles (and always has been) and countless countries from Christ? No. Rather, the best group to interpret Christ's teachings would be a group that has existed continuously since the time of Christ Himself, and has taught their successors the proper interpretation of Christ's teachings. The only such group is the Orthodox Church (and the only other groups that can even remotely claim to be, that is those that can trace themselves back to Christ, are the Anglicans, Catholics in communion with Pope Benedict XVI, Old Catholics, Oriental Orthodox, and the Nestorians). That is who I think is best to interpret Christ's teachings: the people who can say "My bishop is Bishop Z, and he was consecrated by Bishop Y, who was consecrated by Bishop X, who was consecrated by Bishop W" and so on.