Monday January 27, 2020

McWilliams: Lessons from a literary passage to India

It’s hard to believe, but Davos matters to the impoverished men squatting in the dust of a Jaipur dawn

24th January, 2016
Jaipur, India PIcture:Getty

I now know what the expression “dirt poor” looks like. It is dawn in Jaipur, India. I am watching crowds of filthy, impoverished men on the side of a dusty road pour buffalo milk from large vats into smaller cups. They are hungry. The masala chai is brewing as emaciated cows graze in rubbish skips, unfazed by the armada of tuck tucks, motorbikes and buses that transports the masses in this extraordinary and extraordinarily beautiful...

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