Date: 2009-10-31 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-alchemist.livejournal.com
Thank you for the link - reading stuff like that makes me realise how big the world is and how little I know about most of it.

More flippantly: "they ask how much god would go for if the god were Ram or Allah or Jesus Christ." Jesus went for $2000 on Ebay (http://www.fatima.org/news/newsviews/pr041505.asp) a few years ago.

Date: 2009-10-31 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
You're most welcome - I enjoy sharing that feeling.

It would appear that Jesus contains fewer valuable minerals!

Date: 2009-10-31 12:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-next.livejournal.com
Very many thanks for sharing that. Because I follow the Indian news, I knew about the Naxalites, but I had no understanding of what was driving them. That has made it all crystal clear.

Date: 2009-10-31 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirrorshard.livejournal.com
Ah, that's interesting; I hadn't heard of the Naxalites, or even realised that India had a Maoist movement, but I'm familiar with the behaviour of mining companies from Soil and Soul (http://www.alastairmcintosh.com/soilandsoul.htm), which talks about more or less the exact same issue on Eigg.

In addition, I'll read pretty much anything Arundhati Roy writes, up to and including shopping lists.

Date: 2009-11-01 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
It's an excellent article. I've read Roy's writing on related subjects before, and it's always both engaging and moving.

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