Monday, January 03, 2005

A Voice From a 2.5-World Country (India)

Grumble Grumble

So as most of the universe may have heard, the Indian Ocean has been behaving very badly. One big burp and people spanning 7/8 countries die! Tragedy as this is, I love how anything related to a developing country can be filed as under 'disaster-which-could-have-been-prevented'.

Apparently, according our standard overly-critical media, if we had installed 'early-warning' sensors, we would have been prepared for the Tsunami, or as one flowery TV News presenter put it - Shiv ki lehren - i.e. Shiva's waves - a reference to Shiva being the God of Destruction... CONTINUE READING

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