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Not Gandhi’s India anymore

By / March 26, 2009



Reporters on the Job: Today’s story about Americans moving to India to find work (read the story here) cut close to home since I moved here myself only a month ago.

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There are hassles, to be sure, with living here. But the moment I saw raclette cheese in a local store in Delhi I knew living here wasn’t going to have to be one of Gandhian simplicity and patience.

“I think the vision people have of India is 50 to 60 years old. I think people need to fast-forward it a bit,” Michelle Vega, an American lawyer living here, told me.

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