In his latest book, Jared Diamond points out that languages are now vanishing more rapidly than at any time in human history. “If current trends continue, 95% of the languages handed down to us from tens of thousands of years of history of behaviourally modern humans will be extinct or moribund b...(more)
A lot of people everywhere are struggling to understand what is happening in the world. Why did Narendra Modi win a landslide victory in India? Why did Brexit happen? Why did Donald Trump win? Why is Marine le Pen a leading contender in France?
I’ve been saying, for the past two years at least, ...
Britain has voted to exit from the European Union, and the shockwaves are being felt around the world, including here in Mumbai. We live in a time of unprecedented, near-instantaneous interconnectedness. London and Mumbai are closer today than Mumbai and hinterland Maharashtra. To get from Mumbai...(more)