Posts Tagged ‘mumbai’

Why WWTDD Rules, Part V…

14 May, 2009



Azharuddin Ismail was one of the little kids that starred in “Slumdog Millionaire”, and the last time he on here was 5 days after the Academy Awards when his dad back in India smacked him around in front of photographers then made him go beg outside their house. And by “house” I mean, “rickety box of jagged sheet metal and plywood precariously propped up against each other”. Basically a chicken coup, but less fancy and with more exposed rusty nails than food.

But good news, because Ismail doesn’t have to live there anymore! (note – “…doesn’t have to live there anymore … because the government tore it down and now he’s homeless.”)

The 10-year-old child star of “Slumdog Millionaire” was awakened Thursday by a policeman wielding a bamboo stick and ordered out of his home. Minutes later it was bulldozed along with dozens of other shanties in the Mumbai slum he calls home.
“I was frightened,” said Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail, who lost his pet kittens in the chaos.
“Where is my chicken?” he asked forlornly, picking through the shamble of broken wood and twisted metal sheeting in search of the family hen.

That was tragically sad, so I’m just gonna pretend like I didn’t read it and then it will go away. Hey look Megan Fox in Elle magazine. Ohh, interesting, that article about looking expensive without spending a fortune sure is timely. I’ve found a good way to cut costs without sacrificing style is by focusing on lesser accessories, like belts and socks.

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I didn’t really expect this…

28 November, 2008

Mumbai

You know how when huge events occur, either good or bad, and you don’t know what scale they will be until after a few days? Well, the hostage struggle in India is one of those events that you just don’t get a grasp of the scale and magnitude until too much has occurred.

One of my AEPi fraternity brothers is in India right now and knows, albeit vicariously, at least one of the hostages. Although Billy is in Bombay, he says that the attacks are hitting a lot closer than one would think.

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