Thursday, October 22, 2009

Delhi Malls: Green Light on the Road; also International Day of Climate Action

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The Green Light Dhaba Goes on the Road

In the weeks leading up to Diwali, the kids and I did some research into Delhi malls. We found out a lot of interesting facts--like how much the woman selling the high-end designer handbags earns, and how much product she sells on a good day.

But I agreed to give the resulting post to Bhagwad, who is a regular here the dhaba. I like his blog, and I think you might also.

So if you want to learn all kinds of fascinating things about Delhi malls, including which mall has a Riot Control Vehicle permanently parked outside its gates; how much you will pay for a deck of cards in a crocodile leather case; and what one 9 year old has to say about Delhi's current urban development practices, then you have to go here! I hope you do follow that link; I don't think you will be disappointed.

Activism Alert
If you are concerned about Uranium Mining, the Nuclear Alliance of Anti-Nuclear Movements has an on-line petition up here. It calls on the President of India and others to limit new Uranium mining in India.

October 24 is International Day of Climate Action. Now is a good time to send a strong message to the leaders of the world that something needs to be done, fast. To find an event in India, try this link. It will take you to the Indian Youth Climate Network, which is doing a lot of great things. To find actions elsewhere in the world, go here, to 350.org.

Remember, it's always good to call ahead. This weekend, the family and I headed out to one of the Stand Up and Take Action events in Delhi. But I had written down the wrong contact phone number, so instead of standing up against poverty, we ended up on Sir Syed Road between Batla House and Zakir Nagar, wandering aimlessling against poverty! In case you did not hear our voices that day, Mr. PM, here they are again: Garibi Hatao!

(And we didn't mean "begin to work on poverty, just as soon as we complete the Commonwealth Games Projects!")

OK, that's it for today. Don't forget to check out my guest post on mega malls here! It's got original pictures and everything!



3 comments:

  1. I have to thank Hari for allowing me to have his post. It's really drawn some nice responses from guys like plasticgraduate and one of our readers even outlined an affordable hospital help plan.

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Bhagwad, thanks for letting me visit your place; it was a pleasure. Good discussion over there, no?
    regards!

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  3. I have to thank Hari for allowing me to have his post. It's really drawn some nice responses from guys like plasticgraduate and one of our readers even outlined an affordable hospital help plan.

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