Thursday, April 23, 2009

Talk about ironies...

... this quote from eminent journalist and one of the finest chroniclers of "poverty in India", Mr P Sainath, stands out,

"While the Lakme Fashion Week, 2006, was on, farmers were committing suicide in Vidarbha, Maharashtra, to the tune of seven a day. Yet, there were all of six journalists covering Vidarbha in the mainstream press, while ther were 512 covering the Fashion Week. The theme of the fashion week was cotton; yet within that time frame, nearly 50 cotton farmers had killed themselves."

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