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Three of a kind and their houses

Leroy Leo

Do you remember the three little pigs story? It is that story which we’re told in kindergarten and at night. It is the story where there are three little pigs; each makes their house of straw, sticks and bricks respectively. 572 more words

On Those Who Rest In Peace

Marquez is dead. The cats are sleeping, cuddling peacefully. The streets are quiet.  Old drunks are sleeping clasping chipped glasses in their decayed hands. Their wives are waiting for the seagulls to herald dawn and thus their husbands’  return, listening carefully to the dogs barking and howling at vagrants passing by. 89 more words

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BADALA: THE DOCUMENTARY

The short clip from the documentary, offered on the Kickstarter page, will already inspire you to do good in your own community, I couldn’t even prepare myself for what the full length documentary will do to my tear ducts. 338 more words

Poem a day challenge #322 (The Gap)

The Gap

By Scott Bailey © 2014

Two esteemed academics
In high-definition
In a stately home
Discussing Disraeli

Meanwhile
In another land
Another world
A young girl awakes…

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General

THE POLITICS OF DIRT AND THE DIRT OF POLITICS: DEMOLITION FEVER GRIPS MAKOKO by John Uwa

When the news first hit the Stand that the Lagos State Government of Nigeria plans to demolish the water settlement which goes by the name Makoko, what first came to my mind and all other followers of the event, as I supposed, was the demolition of Maroko in 1989. 514 more words

Her Majesty

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. —Aldous Huxley

The Kathputli colony distress showcases the clash of culture against capitalism, though it is much more than that too.

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Emotion

Bombay - at its best and worst

“And at the moment of contact, they do not know if the hand that is reaching for theirs belongs to a Hindu or Muslim or Christian or Brahmin or untouchable or whether you were born in this city or arrived only this morning or whether you live in Malabar Hill or New York or Jogeshwari; whether you’re from Bombay or Mumbai or New York. 146 more words

Mumbai