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A true love match showed me how India has lost its interest in Britain

By Anjana Ahuja   February 2011

Hands up: Anjana and Rosa have mehndi (traditional henna tattoos) done for the weddings

This isn’t what I expected. Where dirty walls should be, there’s gleaming marble.  Indira Gandhi international airport offers efficiency as well as elegance: our bags are waiting for us as soon as we sail past immigration, their un-padlocked zips still fastened and the contents unfilched.

Cousin Arun is here to greet me and my eight-year-old daughter Rosa, who is visiting India for the first time for two family weddings. Where are the chancers, beggars, unsolicited suitcase carriers and shouty rickshaw drivers that swarm around incomers, I…

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