"[W]hat strikes you most [here] is its deep provincialism. Our world, seemingly global, is in reality a planet of thousands of the most varied and never intersecting provinces. ... For most people, the real world ends on the threshold of their house, at the edge of their village, or, at the very most, on the border of their valley."
Ryszard Kapuscinski wrote those lines about Rwanda. Here in India, I quote him after terror to ask, do we need to think about thresholds, or provinces that never intersect?