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Seven average Indians
June 7, 2008 2:19 PM   Subscribe

Liberalisation's children. The Financial Times interviews seven 24-year-old Indians, all of the average age but of very different circumstances.
posted by goo (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

The Musahar literacy rates quoted in the article are shocking, but I was more shocked to read that those who dare venture to school are mocked by their teachers. Does this really happen?
posted by letitrain at 3:45 PM on June 7, 2008

I'm confused, the age of 24 is average? Wha?
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 5:52 PM on June 7, 2008

The article mentions the [mean?] average age of india's population is 24 years.
posted by metaldark at 9:27 PM on June 7, 2008

I don't feel much richer than the government engineer riding the bus to work.. Purchasing power-wise, would India make a good emigration target for an American IT worker?
posted by metaldark at 9:30 PM on June 7, 2008

But I do feel much richer than the man with a business degree who must work two jobs and lives in a "makeshift bedroom in a “godown” – or storage area".
posted by jb at 5:11 PM on June 8, 2008

Gates separate India's good life and the servants' slums
posted by homunculus at 10:55 AM on June 9, 2008

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