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"It was Africa's year, the year Bono and Bob Geldof and a million others said Make Poverty History. What a load of rubbish..." DWR is my collected work from southern Africa in 2005, available in paperback from Lulu.com
Recent Entries by Darkstar
Spoils of Democracy (The Koda Affair) - Dec 29, 2009
In India scores of politicians are croraptis, rupee billionaires, but few are like Madhu Koda. In a story of rags to illegal riches, the laborer turned politician stands accused of embezzling Rs 4,...
Spoils of Democracy (Panchayats & Palace Coups) - Dec 28, 2009
To the critics who will read this, note that I have researched this story and, while expressing my own opinion, I have drawn conclusions based on that research. It's not my intention to malign poli...
Finding a Friendly Stranger - Sep 10, 2009
The kid approached me on Brigade Road, early twenties, well fed in a tight white shirt and with a fist-full of curios to sell. He thrust them at me; a small wooden chess set, a pipe, and a cobra ma...