Thursday, December 26, 2002

diaspora dhamaka

Old news this. The Government of India has decided on January 09, 2003 to acknowledge, celebrate and involve the desi diaspora spread across the world. Pakistanis of Indian origin and Bangladeshis have been ignored. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas they call it. Milk the healthy cow seems more like it. Still, any money they can get from expats/PIOs and invest in a good cause (this being the utopian segment of this hope), should be a justified act. Potential cows (aka people who have confirmed their attendance) include "now that they have won awards and fame, let's call them our own" entities like Amartya Sen and V S Naipaul (the latter is an interesting choice considering how neither side particularly cared for the other for a long while). {newsitem}

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