Monday, March 30, 2009

What are the odds?

We watched The Daily Show today for the second time in about two years, and Jon had on Nandan Nilekani, author of Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation. One of the first questions was about how all the experts think that India and China are vying to be our new overlords.

"I hope I backed the right horse," I said. After all, Hindi and its linguistic friends and relations are not easy to learn, but Chinese would be a lot harder.

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