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I just read an article about how the person of the year in India is the "Bhakt". A Bhakt, of course, is any supporter of Narendra Modi or his policies. It could be someone who casually believes PM Mod...
We've been in the Middle East for less than a year but one of our first impressions, confirming the illusory nature of this region, has lasted: the lopsided emphasis that people place on materialism and designer labels. Rigid judgments are formed about people based on the luxury items they do or do not have, discussions bordering on intellectual discourse are held on the merits of various brands at social and workplace events.