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.
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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