Following the widespread power blackouts in India earlier this week, we present this infographic detailing the extent of the outage. It also recalls other major national blackouts in recent years from around the world, from Brazil to China. Britain in the 1970s is not featured. Ahh, we remember fondly those evenings huddled around a camping gaz stove, candles guttering in the winter night.
You might also like to read about the experiences of E&T’s correspondent in India, who offers her first-hand account of the India blackouts and the effect on the national psyche in her View from India blog.
Click on the graphic for an expanded view.