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Dubai and India – Towers And The Modern Day Slaves That Built Them.

In India on November 30, 2009 at 9:25 pm

As construction in Dubai grinds to a halt, India is preparing for the return of many of its people who worked there. (Full post at Independent) Indians are said to make up more than 40 per cent of the population of Dubai alone […]Figures suggest that in 2007, Indians living in the Gulf sent a total of $27bn to their families.In Kerala, for example, such remittances make up around 22 per cent of the state’s income.

Suddenly it’s a crisis! The markets went down on the news, ministers are paying attention – India’s Finance minister Mukherjee says don’t panic, and Kerala’s finance minister Isaac says panic.

And what of the modern day slaves on whose backs the towers went up? Who cares! Markets up on GDP numbers, easing Dubai debt concerns


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Does this look like a remorseful politician being arrested for corruption?

In India, Politics on November 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm

Picture from The Hindu:Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda being taken under custody in Chaibasa

Delhi Government Loots Taxpayers Of $43 Million…Per Year.

In India, Politics on November 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm

(full post at BBC) The government of the Indian capital, Delhi, has been paying salaries to 22,853 civic workers who do not exist.

Of course there will be an in depth investigation following which, the culprits will be brought to justice, and taxpayers will get a refund with an apology.  Hey…it’s ok to fantasize.

How India Became The Fastest Continent.

In India, Science on November 29, 2009 at 6:27 pm

A fascinating explanation going back 150 million years of how India came to be India, and the Himalayas became the tallest mountain range on Earth.

What we don’t understand is why the author calls India a continent.

Did Indian Diplomat Arun K. Singh Help State Dinner Gatecrashers?

In India, Politics on November 29, 2009 at 9:43 am

So far it’s a conspiracy theory. And definitely gaining ground on the Internet.

The Indian Embassy has made a statement that there was no embassy involvement.