Just Another Day in India

The Economic Times arrives at my hotel room door in New Delhi at 5 a.m. on September 13. Headline: "Airport Traffic Racks Up 26% Growth in 4 Months." By all measures, including air cargo, air traffic in India is up 26% during the period April-July 2004 compared to last year. (That's a hellluva number, eh?) Adjacent P1 headline: "EMPLOYABLE GRADUATES IN DEMAND." The article begins: "The BPO [Business Process Outsourcing] sector is facing a roadblock of sorts, a human one. BPO companies are struggling to hire new employees in sufficient numbers ..." You get the drift, eh? Move on in to P11, and the story is repeated. Headline: "Tourist Arrivals Surge 26% in Lean April-Aug." The "lean" refers to the fact that this (APR-AUG) is not the tourist season in India. None the less ... (You get the drift, eh?)