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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year

Times Square confetti 2011
 Catching up on reading. Did you know Alexander the Great introduced bananas to the "West" in 327 B.C.? See "We Have No Bananas," in this week's New Yorker about a blight threatening the fruit.
Separately, India is overrun with plastic bags, and one banker suggests in the Wall Street Journal that incentivizing rag pickers to collect them is a solution.
Finally, a fellow Couch Surfing enthusiast in India and blogger has taken fascinating trips (one with her mother!) to remote India locales. Here she reports on the proliferation of Chinese noodles in India. But read the rest of her blog.
Happy New Year from Times Square, where four days later, the confetti lingers (see photo).