Originally uploaded by Kalleda1.
Schoolkids in Andhra Pradesh started a Photo project to post daily pics on the internet. This is one of a great collection that I guess will just keep growing.
This is not an attempt to get into The Guinness Book of Records, just a way of life for some folks in India, where extreme opposites are the norm. Filthy rich and destitute, brilliant and uneducated, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian or Buddhist, they have all somehow lived together in peace since gaining Independence from the British in 1947.
More in this Flickr series at :
Rumor has it that
JESUS WAS JEWISH:
He went into His father's business.
He lived at home until He was 33.
His Mother was sure He was God.
But then again, just maybe
JESUS WAS IRISH:
He never got married.
He was always telling stories.
He loved green pastures.
JESUS WAS PUERTO RICAN:
His first name was Jesus.
He was bilingual.
He was always being harassed by the authorities.
Then again it is possible that
JESUS WAS ITALIAN:
He talked with his hands.
He had wine with every meal.
He worked in the building trades.
There are those who believe
JESUS WAS BLACK:
He called everybody "brother".
He liked Gospel.
He couldn't get a fair trial.
Some of us suspect that
JESUS WAS CALIFORNIAN:
He had long hair.
He walked around barefoot.
He started a new religion.
However, there is one other possibility -
MAYBE JESUS WAS A WOMAN:
He had to feed a crowd at a moment's notice
when there was no food.
He kept trying to get the message across to
a bunch of men who just didn't get it.
Even when He was dead, He had to get up because
there was more work for Him to do.
* From the New York Times, Dec. 5th 2005 :
Poor Indians rely, in addition to their feet, on an extraordinary
array of contraptions for transport. They pile on top of buses in
the Indian version of the double-decker. They ride tractors and
bullock carts and pack 13 strong into Tempo taxis made for 6.
What they cannot regularly rely on is public transport.
While New Delhi and Calcutta have built subways, most cities
have not, and they face severe bus shortages as well.
Cars speed by waiting bus riders, who stand like spectators.
The rise of the auto, and the investment in highways, dovetails
with a larger trend of privatization in Indian life, in which the
"haves" are those who can afford to pay for services the
government does not provide: efficient transport, clean water,
good schools, decent health care.
* This is a lengthy article and the NY Times requires Registration
but I can e-mail the entire item to you if requested in the Comments
area of this post - Fred
Found this at Flickr.com - a Puneite's Photo album with some
great shots in and around Pune. This Pune mall blows away most
of the ones in Houston, Texas since this part of the country is not
Tornado-proof, and safety concerns mandate two-story structures.
Visit lecercle's Flickr album
Drunks are being offered a weekend break with a difference
by police in eastern England -- "convenient accommodation
with lots of bars" at the "Lock'Em Inn."
A spoof brochure is being distributed by Ipswich police in an
effort to remind revelers of the effects of drinking too much
during the first festive season under Britain's new
open-all-hours drinking laws.
Police have produced more than 30,000 leaflets proclaiming
the dubious attractions of the "Lock'em Inn," an establishment
"conveniently located within easy reach of Ipswich pubs,
clubs and criminal courts."
"Built in the 1960s, the atmosphere is truly unique," the leaflet
says of the local police station. The accommodation is
"minimalist chic with economy in mind."
A picture of a microwave meal promises: "Warm food lovingly
reheated in seconds."
Minimum stays are available of between four to six hours, but
the leaflet suggests "Why not make it a long weekend? Get
arrested on a Saturday and stay with us until court Monday."
New licensing laws come into effect across England and Wales
Thursday, which will allow pubs and bars to open for longer.
Senior judges and police have warned the new rules could make
the country's already serious drinking problems worse.
Heh thanks for the photo! --XJ -----
From: Fred Miller [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 6:16 AM
Subject: World Cyber Games on Yahoo! News Photos
Thai government censors Ramayana opera - Yahoo! News
'A Texas town has changed its name to DISH in exchange for
10 years of free satellite television service...the best part of
the contract, Mayor Merritt said, is the free television will
be extended to anyone who moves to Dish and any land that is
later annexed by the town. The new town signs were a bonus,
designed and paid for by DISH Network '
Link to AFP/Yahoo article
Re: You've been Flickrd on my blog
Jeepers! That's incredibly kind and generous of you. I am