Learning to Love America, Again

A posting about the presidential elections in America, from Granta.com
Over the last twenty months or so, as I have followed the presidential election from afar, something of my old admiration for America has been rekindled. Over and over, I have watched to my surprise as American voters have rejected the demagoguery they embraced in the two previous elections.

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Letter From Pondicherry

An article on man-made beach erosion in South India, published in Granta 101.
Beaches are fragile ecosystems; what starts on one stretch continues along another. Over the years, the erosion has crept up the coast, eating away at the shoreline, swallowing the homes and boats of fishermen. Villagers have been evacuated and livelihoods have been destroyed.

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Up in Smoke

Review of English, August, by Upamanyu Chatterjee, The New York Times Book Review

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‘Maps for Lost Lovers’: Little Murder

Review of Maps for Lost Lovers, by Nadeem Aslam, The New York Times Book Review

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Behind the Digital Divide

What do people on the ground really think of the digital divide? A ground-up view, published in The Economist.

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The Third “R”

What happens after the waters recede? A second report on the tsunami, published in The New Yorker

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Tsunami

A dispatch on the tsunami, published in The New Yorker
No one who survived the tsunami that crashed into South India on December 26th describes it as a wave. The fishermen and villagers who live along the coast, and whose homes and livelihoods were swept away, speak of a “wall of water.”

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‘Maximum City’: Bombay Confidential

Review of Maximum City, by Suketu Mehta, The New York Times Book Review

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Election Time in the World’s Largest Democracy

Five Dispatches on India’s national elections and their surprising outcome, published in Slate

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Beyond the Digital Divide

An article on new business models that seek to bridge the digital divide with for-profit solutions. Published in The Economist

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