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Feb
26
2007

We’re adding another new voice to the line-up here at Spot-on.com.

Please welcome – all the way from Delhi, India – Gopika Kaul who will be writing once a week, on Mondays. Gopika – who we found via a Craigslist search – has lived here in the U.S. and is quite good at explaining the wackiness and upheaval that is India today. Her first post, something of an introduction, is a great survey of how she is seeing and re-experiencing her native place through Western eyes.

It’s the world’s longest airplane ride, New York to Delhi (or Mombai) but that’s probably because there’s an element of time travel built in to the roughly 22 hours it takes. India today – and this is why Gopika has been asked to join Spot-on – is a country changing as quickly as America changed in the 1950s and 1960s as this country’s baby-boomers grew up and began forming their world to their tastes.

It’s an important story most Americans can’t appreciate, in part because so little is written from India about India for Americans. We think Gopika will do her part to change that. We enjoy her insights and intelligence and think you will, too.

This isn’t the only change in the works. Those of you who’d like to keep regular tabs on what we’re doing – and how we’re growing – should consider a subscription to Spotlight, our weekly newsletter (it’s free, it’s fun and we won’t sell your name to anyone!). Daily updates are available via our RSS feed. RSS feeds are also available via MyYahoo and Bloglines

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