the economist

  • Old Dude seeing me on my phone: Why don't you read the news instead of tweeting and texting.
  • Me: I'm actually reading an article from The Economist on my phone about Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan's mock elections. What are your thoughts on the topic?
  • Old Dude taken aback: I don't know.
  • Me: Well then why don't you read the news instead of chastising teenagers on their phones?

Women sort red chili peppers to dry in the sun near Jamuna river, Gaibandha, Bangladesh on February 23rd 2016. Red chili is the main source of income in the area and it is mostly women who are engaged in its production and processing. They earn less than $1 for 10 hours of work per day. The area has some of the highest levels of poverty in the country. Credit: Getty Images/ Zakir Hossain Chowdhury#Bangaldesh #redchili #poverty

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The Nizam of Hyderabad and Suite (1870s)
View on the Dal Canal, Srinigar, Kashmir (1856)
Interior of Palace, Diwan-i Khas or Hall of Private Audience, Red Fort, Delhi (1860)
The Pearl Mosque (1856)
The Taj Mahal from the east (early 1860s)
Aisle on the south side of the Puthu Mundapum, Madura (1858)
Maharaja of Patiala and Suite (1870s)
via the Economist

page 317 - this is a doughnut. It looks almost identical to a design painted on the wall of a cave near the village that claims invention of the pastry. The design has long been a source of contention. Some claim it is another iteration of dying sun imagery found on stone walls in an adjacent valley, while others don’t want to talk about the sun’s death and so take great pains to focus only on the design’s aesthetic and mathematical qualities, To maintain this self-delusion all aspects of context must be ignored, especially that the doughnut’s name is translated as end of time.