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“You just have to walk into the road in India and the cars will dodge you. A friend of ours told us that an Indian wouldn’t dare run over a white person.” 2,363 more words


Life in the slums

I wanted to start this post using some kind of bombastic name. Today’s experience had such a big impact on me, and I wanted to share this with you, wanted to shock you, to draw you attention. 561 more words


#1: 'Los Cebollitas'

How should I explain?
There's no point in turning twelve
Which only turns to thirteen
And thirteen turns to forty
How should I explain?
That, while in Liverpool
You'll never walk alone
In Cowdenbeath, a child left school
And never made it home; that, in
The slums of Buenos Aires
They grow little onions to be
Eaten when they're grown.


Floods and Resilience

The rainy season is here and as usual in came the floods too.

People no longer walk to work, they swim to work.

No need for latrines, Mother Nature  carries everything away. 325 more words

Uganda And Its Things

George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier

As an antidote or astringent supplement to the estimable The 1938 Club blogging week, I’m posting the last in my miniseries on British political fiction, from the… 1,663 more words

The Life Of The Times