This article published today by associate editor of India Streets, Karthik Rao-Cavale, in his outstanding blog “India lives in her cities too!”, provides a bald example of the kind of clear thinking and truth-telling that is indispensable to make informed policy decisions in the face of abundant complexities and contradictions that constitute day-to-day life on India’s streets. Would it not be a wonderful thing if President Obama were to be invited to walk the streets and see for himself this aspect of daily life in one of the world’s greatest cities? I am sure that he would understand it entirely and be moved to a far greater degree than sitting down to one more boring and inevitably hypocritical rubber-chicken State Dinner. And he would go back to his crushing work load in Washington a far better friend of India. I can promise you that. – Eric Britton. Editor, India Streets.