Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.
Dharampal, local resident of Tilak Nagar, burst firecrackers on learning that subsidies on kerosene will not be removed. “My Uncle Davinder got some cheap kerosene from a government shop in 1963,” he said. “On his death bed, he told me not to give up hope. I went to meet my local MLA, but the smell of kerosene in his bungalow was too strong, and I fell unconscious. I was beaten up by his assistants, but felt nothing, being senseless. NevertheIess, I remain hopeful.”