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Why we’re going to have a lot of lonely old men in India in 2071

June 9, 2011


We’re going to have an awful lot of lonely old men in India in 60 years time. Admittedly, the same is likely in China – most of South and East Asia, actually – but it’s exacerbated in the two biggest economies because with the emergence of new monied classes in an old-fashioned patrilineal society (that […]

Why it’s right to cancel the Commonwealth Games

September 22, 2010


Indian blogger Amreekandesi has a “vociferous and boisterous” (and not entirely serious) defence of India’s preparation for the Commonwealth Games, now just 11 days away. His open letter from India to Mike Hooper, head of the Commonwealth Games Federation Chief Executive, is potent and powerful, but it shows the way that India seems to have […]

You’ll need a new keyboard from later today…

July 1, 2010


…India’s taking over. The Indian Rupee (currently written as R or INR) is getting its own symbol, like the pound (£), dollar ($) and Euro (€). It seems astounding that every currency doesn’t have its own symbol, simply because we’re so used to it in our economy and our daily lives – but it’s worth […]