post 46 continues with an image of the Delhi outpost of PoggenPohl. A fully outfitted kitchen here could conceivably be purchased by the combined annual incomes of ten middle class families, saved over ten years – which explains the presence of an armed guard outside the store. This is part of what makes India remarkable – the strange incongruities which persist. Louis Vuitton’s Suhali bags, for example, were sold out in India two months before they reached stores – at about $3K apiece.
post 46 continues with scenes from the outskirts of Delhi.
post 46 continues with scenes from a neighborhood marketplace.
post 46 continues, as does construction of the Delhi Metro. Part elevated, part underground, it promises to reduce travel times in and around the city, as well as traffic congestion and the associated smokiness in the air. Remarkable for its ambitious scale and compressed schedule, the portions of the Metro I have tried have been clean, punctual, and remain a source of pride for the residents of this fine city.
post 46 continues : spot the products of Apple Computer, Inc.