37. Time

India runs to a different rhythm. People rise early and sleep late. Typically they work six days a week. Everyone appears to be on the move all of the time, so getting from here to there can be complicated. Lateness is not unexpected. It is discomforting for an anal Englishman. But maybe there is something…

34. At the market

Mumbai is the seventh largest city in the world, roughly twice the size of Greater London. Major development is everywhere. When slums are demolished pockets of rough land appear and are grabbed eagerly by team after team of cricket players. They erect small piles of bricks for wickets. One makeshift sports ground has been taken…

31. Precision

Self-Help Affinity Groups meet every week. They save. They penalise one another for shortcomings. The watchword is precision. We see this also in the watch factory owned by 380 women from 22 Self-help Affinity Groups. We observe the process from making the frame, polishing the gold, assembling what looked like hundreds of parts with painstaking…

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