As someone who has applied for #AdoptionInIndia and been waiting for more than a year now, I can tell you there is more interest in India than ever before. And it’s growing. @the_hindu should have talked to parents who have applied and waiting before concluding “adoption still not popular in India”.

When you log in to CARA and see a waiting list, you would know thousands of parents are still waiting. I know people who have been waiting for more than two years. So low adoption numbers are not because the adoption is not popular, but it’s because the process is tedious and takes years. And it undoubtedly not very friendly.

The winner of the world’s biggest prize in men’s team tennis receives a colossal piece of hardware: a silver salad bowl atop three tiers of wooden plinths, weighing more than a hundred kilogrammes. In 1974, a talented group of Indian tennis players, all in their twenties, came within touching distance of this trophy.