There is a kind of gloom that Indian engineers do not perceive, as though it is the nuance of a girl. The gloom is in plain sight, like a Monday, it is in the ugliness of serious objects, in the failed playfulness of office spaces, in the way water bottles are arranged at conferences, in the dullness of corporate purpose. Indian engineers are not infected by it probably because they are vaccinated in their youth by strong doses of despair, a college life spent in ugly industrial towns and a long numbing preparation for the grim business of…
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