What our correspondents saw

What does a pakora stand have to do with Indian economic policy? Why do you have to know Nordic etymology to become a UK citizen? Find the answers to these questions and more in this collection of glimpses of life across the globe

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Indian PM’s comments about self-employment have been widely mocked by his rivals

In a White House filled with romance and rivalry, few storylines are as tantalising

The UK exam questions may be whimsical, but they are riddled with statistical errors

Buying chocolates on Valentine’s Day is just one of many workplace tyrannies

Riyadh’s hopes of turning Lebanon against Hizbollah could backfire

Republican supporters in Wisconsin are delighted with the president’s progress

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