These guys were incredibly nice and friendly, even though we couldn't speak each others languages. One cold dawn they kept us supplied with hot tea when my rear-mech got trashed on a discarded piece of steel wire.
A hardening of the heart in the land of the economic miracle. March 4th 2006 To the casual observer the engine behind the world's 3rd largest economy might well appear to be India's numerous hawkers, con-men and beggars, the persistance of whom would please any hard-nosed western capitalist. Of course, in the Britain of Norman Tebbit and John Major, beggars were either indolent miscreants too lazy to get on their bikes to look for the jobs that, unskilled and with no emplo ... read more
Asia » India The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
Departing shortly from the desk next to that vacated by Sken Like A Ribble Fluke, another couple of Brits, Kim and Richard, attempt to find spiritual meaning and purpose beyond the twin pillars of Dilbert and the next interest rate rise.... full info