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India: from brain drain to brain gain

The indian brain drain began in the 60’s. At this time, the labour market was saturated. So many newly graduates went to the West where the barrier to immigration had been opened recently. The first destination was USA where the Immigration Act fostered the … Continue reading

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India : about schoolkids who walk on fire to overcome their fears

Since decades, hindus have been accused of being cowards…despite of the many acts of bravery of the Rajput clans ( warriors and kings from western India) in the mediaeval times.    Recently, something like 200 schoolkids of a private school in … Continue reading

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India : about a man who lives alone since years and corruption

In april 2012, elections were held in India. Something normal in a country that is proud to consider itself as the largest democracy in the world. Even if such a claim is a pure fallacy, a ( electronic) polling booth had been installed in the … Continue reading

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India : the Godhra carnage

Gujarat is a state in western India, once famous for its cotton fields and its salines. Gujarat is also the native land of Mahatma Gandhi. Like him, Gujarati are an audacious and traditional minded people. But despite being devot hindus, these efficient businessmen … Continue reading

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India-England : a love affair

The English left India more than 60 years ago but sometimes it seems they are still there. The english language is everywhere, well this is indian english, something very particular that reminds the old days, the time of the Raj, when the … Continue reading

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Dawoodi Bohra

Indian Islam is multiform : it counts many sects and divisions. The above photo shows grooms ( there are 108 !) participating at a collective marriage. They are parading in the streets of Udaipur before reaching the mosque where the … Continue reading

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