Australian dust storm in the WSJ, IHT, and Bangkok Post

Interesting sight this morning: All three of the newspapers we receive featured front page images of yesterday’s remarkable dust storm in Australia. An AP story about the storm is here, Wikipedia has some info here, and you can find more images from the always-excellent Big Picture photo blog here.

“India is to frugality as Bethlehem is to Jesus”

That’s a line from Anand Giridharadas’s Letter from India in today’s IHT: “For tips on frugality, look to India” VERLA, India: Watching Americans try to make themselves frugal is like watching Mongolians try to make Bordeaux wine. Thrift does not come naturally to a country that turned layaway, zero-interest home loans and pre-approved credit cards […]