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I have been working at the WVS International Training Centre for three days now, assisting British vet students in neutering the local 'free roaming' dog population, in return for basic bed and board. Vaccination and neutering is a sustainable way of managing the street dog population in India and promoting and carrying this out is the main aim of the charity. We were told on arrival that free roaming is a more accurate description than stray when discussing Indian ...
... the hut is a water boiling furnace. It's held up by three stilts, below are coals that keep the water inside at a hot temp. This cylinder is 3ft tall and mostly enclosed except for two holes on either side of the top. These are filled with two pitchers, fitting perfectly into the holes at a 45º angle where they keep warm and the perfect tea drinking temperature. When needing more coal on the fire, simply drop wood in the enclosed chute at the top, which drops the wood through ...
... morning, as I was passing by this lot, I saw a couple of women emptying their garbage into it. There were cows there to pick through and eat the edible bits. But what will happen to the rest of the stuff? It then occurred to me that there might not even be any kind of organized garbage pick-up service in the country. Or at least not one that is available to all - or even most - of the people. Maybe the official policy is to just throw it ...
... Inside North Korea", a fascinating look at the hoodwinking of an entire population by a self-serving dictator.
I already finished reading "The White Tiger". It was really an excellent story about life in India.
Friday, 25 March 2011
Today I watched "The King of Communism - Nicolae Ceaucescu". I had long known how his story ENDED, but I hadn't known how it started. To my surprise, he started off being ...
... of leaving. His name was Colin, an English name for someone looking so Indian, but this he explained was because he had an English father, a Liverpudlian who had come to Ooty at the age of 13 and had ended up marrying an Indian lady.
Our Ooty chapter is drawing to a close, at a time when we start making friends. It would be nice really to stay longer in Ooty, even to rent a house for a while, but for now, Kotagiri beckons.....