Date: 2009-10-31 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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 ( a few years ago.

Date: 2009-10-31 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
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]
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]
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 (, 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]
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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