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The Atlantic
14 min leídos

India's Movement to Help People Die Better

Thirty years ago a young anesthetist, newly appointed as head of department at Calicut Medical College Hospital in the Indian state of Kerala, encountered a case that would change his life. A college professor aged 42 with cancer of the tongue had been referred to him by an oncologist. The man was in severe pain, and the anesthetist, M.R. Rajagopal, asked if he could help. He injected the mandibular nerve in the jaw in a procedure known as a nerve block, and told the patient to return in 24 hours. Next day, the pain had almost completely gone and Dr. Raj, as he is known, was pleased with his w
Bloomberg Businessweek
3 min leídos

India’s War Over Water—and Soft Drinks

P R Sanjai and Archana Chaudhary • Coke and Pepsi find themselves boycotted in Kerala and Tamil Nadu • “Shopkeepers are making a politically correct stance” A potent blend of pride, economic nationalism, and mounting concerns over water security has the world’s two biggest cola brands in a bind in southern India. On March 15 shopkeepers in drought-hit Kerala state said they will join their counterparts in neighboring Tamil Nadu in boycotting locally made beverages from Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc. Retail associations blame the companies for siphoning off groundwater and selling products
The Atlantic
6 min leídos
Politics

Two Glimpses of a Grim Post-American Future

As the United States under President Trump recedes from world leadership, things are not looking so good elsewhere on earth. Two new books—with similarly morbid titles—have arrived to warn of big trouble ahead for both the European Union and the emerging economies of Asia. The End of the Asian Century by Michael Auslin offers a point-by-point debunking of the “Asiaphoria” that gripped so many imaginations a decade ago. James Kirchick’s The End of Europe tours a continent in which democratic and liberal forces are losing ground to Russia-infatuated extremists of right and left. The conclusion l
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Curious & strange guide…

Never go on a trip without checking what quirky and obscure sites lurk around the corner there. Take a much-needed trek off the beaten path to discover that the world is far more fascinating (and weird) than you ever imagined.