New Delhi Snapshot: Goats in a Passenger Van

The things you see in New Delhi traffic. Never a dull moment 🙂 🐐 Previous Delhi/goat-related goodness: Delhi Snapshot: Goat Eating a Paratha (Sept. 2016) Delhi Snapshot: Family of Four — Plus a Goat — on a Motorbike (June 2018)

New Delhi Snapshot: Intriguing Gadget for Washing Dogs

Putting the “dog” in the Japanese term “chindōgu” (珍道具). Spotted at Khan Market here in Delhi. Sadly, I didn’t inquire as to the price. Something tells me Ginger would not abide.

New Delhi Snapshot: Connaught Place, Seen from Above

Here’s one of New Delhi’s most bustling areas as glimpsed from Parikrama, a rotating restaurant 24 stories high. Not a view you get to take in every day.

India Looks to Curb U.S. Tech Giants’ Power

That’s the headline of my most recent story, which came out Monday and was in Tuesday’s print Wall Street Journal.  It begins: Indian policy makers are looking for ways to tamp down American tech behemoths, a shift that could crimp growth potential in one of the biggest remaining open markets for their expansion. India wants […]

Somehow I Missed this Bill Gates Quote

Here’s a photo of a poster I recently spotted for sale by a sidewalk vendor here in New Delhi’s Connaught Place. Yes, it has the billionaire Microsoft founder and now famed philanthropist Bill Gates saying: “If you born poor it’s not your mistake, but if you die poor it’s your mistake.” Hmm…

Delhi Snapshot: Family of Four — Plus a Goat — on a Motorbike

Spotted this here in New Delhi a while back and meant to share here. Yes, this appears to be a dad driving a motorbike, with his son in front and his daughter behind him. Then on the back is the mom. With a goat on her lap. Fun for the whole family (including pet and/or […]

Delhi Snapshot: Transporting Eggs

Think your job is tough? Spotted recently on a major New Delhi thoroughfare. This guy must have nerves of steel given the city’s chaotic traffic and crazy drivers. Much respect.

Think American Elections Are Bad? Indian Voters Get 1,000 Texts a Day

That’s the headline of my most recent story, out yesterday, which I wrote with a few colleagues. It begins: For Gurupad Kolli, a 40-year-old lawyer who lives in a remote Indian village, the torrent of WhatsApp messages surging to his phone a few weeks ago meant one thing: election day was near. They’re at turns […]

Book Notes: ‘The Other One Percent: Indians in America,’ by Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur and Nirvikar Singh

From time to time I share notes about the books I’ve been reading, or have revisited recently after many years. These posts are meant to help me remember what I’ve learned, and to point out titles I think are worth consulting. They’re neither formal book reviews nor comprehensive book summaries, but simply my notes from […]

Walmart Looks to Scale Back in U.K. and Brazil, With an Eye on India

That’s the headline of a story just out with my colleagues Sarah Nassauer and Luciana Magalhães: It begins: The world’s biggest retailer has concluded it can’t take on the whole world by itself. Walmart Inc. is in discussions to give up control over hundreds of stores in the U.K. and Brazil, two big markets where […]