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Today, I was having my usual fruit salad breakfast, overlooking the sea. And there he was, the newspaperman, walking down the beach road, ready for his daily task of bugging everyone in the area to buy his newspapers.

I’ve been visiting this place in India for 14 years, and there he is, not changed in his habits at all, with exactly the same sales pitch: “Newspaper? Newspaper?”.

When the world is moving from physical to digital, nothing of this sort has yet made him reconsider his business . . .


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