Wednesday, November 16, 2005

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I have just read this and this. The world stinks. That's an understatement.

We're all responsible: running away from these realities won't help.

Incidentally, I believe some lady claims (in response to the first article) that "this would never have happened in USA or london". Please read the reports on looting, shooting, killing, raping and, yes, mutilation in post-Katrina Louisiana. But this is hardly the point.

11 comments:

DD said...

no comment either.

DD said...

sala, ki hobe?

satchisgod said...

You know, in the end, we are all bloody fucked up hypocrits...and I felt it the first time I'd to bribe a TTE of my father's age, no not to secure a seat, but to escape the smell of co-passengers to a slightly more hygenic compartment.

So yes, deep within, I've accepted it all and have just let it be. Damn me.

Incidentally your post (and I'd mentioned the Telegraph bit on my blog too), brings back memories of turning over the pages of "The Selfish Gene" for the first time. Dawkins goes like, just because we know that we're genetically programmed to be selfish, doesn't mean we can't fight it. What...fight Nature? Moron!

I've received your e-mail. Awaiting thanksgiving for the moment. And how is your photography coming along? I'm selling off my old Nikon N80 now - have bought a Canon Digital Rebel. It doesn't have all the features, but I guess that was the only one I could afford.

expiring_frog said...

@dd: Nijer jibone kichhu na korle bal hobe, aar ki?

@satchisgod: I understand the point about hypocrisy, but surely there's a difference between paying a bribe for a seat on a train and picking a man's pockets while letting him die on the streets?

All sins are not quite equal, you know. And selfishness is not the only sentiment that nature programs into us.

The DRebel is, from all accounts, a beautiful camera, so congrats! I want to buy something similar, but will need to save up big time. Shooting film is just too expensive here.

heavyNash said...

hey mofo, didnt think that i would bump into you at blogsville

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meSelf

Rimi said...

@satchisgod--...but surely there's a difference between paying a bribe for a seat on a train and picking a man's pockets while letting him die on the streets?

certainly. one's financially profitably to self, the other isn't. in reverse order.

sorry, it's a particularly cynical morning for me. came here from DD's blog (your comment to the iit-lingo post, more specifically), and i'm surprised to see one of my blogs (Calcutta all the way) linked here.

er, thank you, i think...

oh, and incidentally, i'm from Pratt, so i suppose i say thank you again ;)

expiring_frog said...

@heavynash: Neither did I. But now that we're here, up yours too, and other such friendly noises.

@rimi: I could argue that there are situations in which both are financially profitable, but don't we both agree that's pointless? I hope you're less cynical now that you've been asked out :).

I wasn't aware the Cal blog is exclusively yours -- lots of ppl appear to post on it. And why the surprise? Where do you think I'm from? Sawai Madhopur?

Menshun naat abt Pratt.

Rimi said...

I hope you're less cynical now that you've been asked out :)

YOU READ MY BLOG!!! *goggles*

the CAL blog was set up by me and am the sole administrator,so... well, i suppose i should still have said 'our'. and yes, i do agree it is hopelessly pointless...

expiring_frog said...

@rimi: YOU READ MY BLOG!!! *super-goggles*

Cal is almost exactly at the other end of the world for me now. You're lucky to be there.

nastevers said...

Friend, Free will is an Illusion.

Teleute said...

another post, please?