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.
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 […]
Roger Cohen in the IHT: HONG KONG: It’s the end of the era of the white man. I know your head is spinning. The world can feel like one of those split-screen TVs with images of a suicide bombing in Baghdad flashing, and the latest awful market news coursing along the bottom, and an ad […]