"The good news is that India’s one per cent club is growing rapidly. Sample this. In 1993-94, the top quintile or top 20 per cent of households in India accounted for 37 per cent of total income. This grew to 53 per cent of total income in 2009-10, and is expected to touch 59 per cent by 2014-15."
I love the idea that the 1% can be “growing rapidly”. And/or, that rising income inequality is “good news”.
"[Oprah] looked at the food and then made her best statement of the entire episode – “So I hear some people in India STILL eat with their hands”. I don’t know what people in America are eating their hot dogs, pizzas and tacos with but perhaps Oprah’s home has evolved cutlery for all that. Then she told her viewers that ALL women in India live with their mothers-in-law and extended family."
‘Myopic, unaware, ignorant and gauche’: @firstpostin on Oprah’s magical mystery tour of India
I’ve said this before. I’ll say it again: India really has mastered the art of advertisement. Creative and compassionate and inspiring almost always. It doesn’t matter if you don’t get Hindi, just watch this. Very nicely done.
The earliest forms of newspaper were handwritten and now ‘The Musalman‘ probably is the last handwritten newspaper in the world. This Urdu language newspaper was established in 1927 by Chenab Syed Asmadullah Sahi and has been published daily in the Chennai city of India ever since.