My recent trip to India has once again sensitized me to an assumption that writers and speakers too often make: that everyone understands what you mean to say. This is absolutely not the case. Test yourself - what do the following three words mean? Flyover, Subway, and Removalist. If you [More]
Instead, I found a thriving entrepreneurial culture, where everyone - from the richest to the (almost) poorest - is connected in two ways: by cellphone, and in the real world. The majority of the billion (95% to be exact) are busy living, rather than voyeuristically watching others live via Facebook [More]
In a land where lane markings are ignored at best, as each vehicle (autorickshaw, car, motorcycle or truck) approaches from the side or rear, they honk their horns as if to say, "I'm here". The response is a quick honk back, "I heard you", to which the passing vehicle will [More]
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