Curious Bends returns after a hiatus. Given that I welcomed 2012 with friends in India, I’ve decided to share articles about India in this issue. As always you can download the long articles of the issue for reading on your kindle here.
Critical Twenties – 2011 in India and the country’s respect for safety
A fantastic review of 2011: How Virat Kohli best captures the contradictions at the heart of new and emerging India
A recent incident of fire at the AMRI Hospital in Kolkata that killed over 90 people has raised some important questions. Here are two responses that deserve attention, When will this stop? and The Horns of the Bull.
The Economist - Delhi’s centenary as a capital
So much has been happening in India that directly affects our citizens that we tend to not pay too much attention to an event like the centenary of Delhi as a capital. And yet, it’s something not worth ignoring.
An unlikely situation which deserves the ‘it-happens-only-in-India’ tag. Walk into any of India’s shining new shopping malls that sell expensive brands and many of the store clerks, janitors and security guards will be on the payrolls of outsourcing companies, not those of the owners of the mall or stores in it!
Also, as a bonus, this time I am featuring an additional video apart from the usual one. Firstly, we have Raghavan KK speaking about rebirths that have changes his life as an artist. A very touching talk indeed (link).
Secondly, we have Arvind Gupta, the great Indian populariser of science, showing off his toy-making ability using only trash.