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April 24, 2013

In 2050, India will have a population of more than 300 million seniors. Only three countries in the world are estimated to have more people – Pakistan, USA and China. India is already today home to 1/3 of the world’s poorest, and with a population that’s getting older, safeguarding...

Where to find soul

April 14, 2013

Kolkata. The city is like a book so rich with content that an endless number of chapters will not suffice. There is the old Kolkata (which the British, who had troubles pronouncing the native names of India’s cities, named “Calcutta” but since 2001 goes by the name Kolkata again),...

In West Bengal, close to the Bangladeshi border

April 7, 2013

On the road, cycle-rickshaws with furniture in the back (cupboards with mirrors, beds, side tables). Women with umbrellas to protect them from the sun (and it’s only winter). Ladies with the soles of their feet painted red, and with colorful dots in between their eyes. Beautiful sarees – crisp,...