|Banners in front of the Tata office, Mokattam, Cairo|
What, Indianisation? Again? Well, yes. In a previous post, I have put forward a historical perspective on the multifarious ways the world has been Indianised, past and present. I have dutifully looked at facts and blathered on about figures - populations and diaspora, trade and FDI. I don’t say facts and numbers are not important, they are. Extremely important. But they are kind of dry. Lack the thrill sometimes, that sense of amazement on unearthing some tiny miracle tucked into the mundane somewhere, wholly unexpected. Nope, numbers can never tell the entire story. For that one has to look beyond them.