“…When expats complain, it’s common to dismiss them as whiners, justifiably on many occasions. A section of readers will also wonder why we’re so obsessed with the expat way of life (colonial hangover, white-skin obsession et al); what about the Indian lungs that are soaking in the soot? Well, the answer to that is most of the expats have come to India because of the economic and business opportunities here, not quite for the quality of life (and air); for the latter they can always go back home (or some other place than Delhi). Which, as you will find out over the next few pages, is what a few have decided to do, and more than a few are seriously contemplating.” The Economic Times interviews a number of expat residents of Delhi (or former residents who have moved from Delhi) on the impact of air pollution on their lives and their decision to stay or leave city and country. The Economic Times. Read it on delhiair.org.