Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Bhai Log aur Ek Behenji

Five of my favourite bloggers, Anand, Dilip, Shivam, Uma and Vikrum have started a new blog called ‘How the Other Half Lives’ which as the About section of the blogs details will illuminate the trials about the lives of the have-nots of our society. This is a small paragraph from the introduction of the blog

The vast number of homeless immigrants who pour into India’s metropolises every day and live in slums are the other half of a shining India. We know that India still remains deeply divided between its elites and its have-nots; a divide so great that much of the elite does not even see it, happily believing that the nation as a whole is on its way to superpower status. There is no doubt at all that economic liberalisation has helped a section of the economy, yet there is equally no doubt that there are faultlines in economic growth and equitability. Social rifts - such as those pertaining to caste and communal tensions - intersect in complex ways with the changing economic landscape.

This blog will attempt to explore that uncertain terrain. It will focus on the “other half” that is often ignored by a market-driven mainstream media. It will attempt to present a fuller picture of India and a fuller examination of issues of concern than what we normally see around us.

Personally I do not know any of these fine bloggers, but having read them for quite some time now, and having followed their writings and beliefs one comes away with the opinion that these are “good people”. You may disagree with some of their view point, feel melancholy at some of their writings, incensed at a few and agree with most of them. No matter what state of mind the writings leave you in, they will never disappoint you. Guaranteed. At least I haven’t been.

Go on and lap it up, fuzzball.


Blogger uma said...

Thanks, Sourin, for the kind introduction to our new blog.

3:38 AM  
Anonymous Shivam Vij said...

This is so heartening Sourin. Thank you so much!

4:24 AM  
Anonymous Anand said...

So nice of you, Sourin. Thanks a lot!

5:13 AM  
Blogger Vikrum said...


Greetings from lovely Himachal Pradesh. Thanks for the shout out. Much appreciated.

9:54 AM  
Blogger chappan said...

Thanks guys for stopping by and good luck.


6:52 AM  

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