It was once said that those who died in San Juan de Dios went straight to heaven.
Usually given the names of women, these ungainly buses are baptized by village priests with a few drops of holy water.
This is no political rally, no carnival nor religious pilgrimage. This rumbling caravan of cars, bikes and people is a funeral.
Scarlet neck-ties. Hammers and sickles. Pendulous red curtains. President Hu Jintao summarizing an entire decade in a single speech.
Coca Cola. Its formula was one of the best protected trade-secrets in history — that is, until a certain Colombian nearly uncovered the mystery behind its magic.
In the classified ads of India’s newspapers, you can find a second-hand car, the house of your dreams, a job as a sales manager for a start-up, and/or a new husband or wife.