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Here come the good times? Perhaps not. But there are still a few reasons to be cheerful in these dark, depressing days

5th February, 2017
It takes the residents of Mathura in India four weeks to knit an elephant geansaí Pic: Roger Allen

There’s no getting away from it – these are very depressing times. And if you are addicted to Facebook or Twitter, there really is no getting away from it, because every second person on social media is currently giving his or her bewildered take on the frightening misery that the election of a new US president has ushered into the world.

I get the pain and fear, I truly do. The news is...

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