Monday, January 30, 2006

A little understanding, please

A Kolkata commentator sees the good in gentrification: "Does gentrification improve the urban landscape to any extent? Yes, it does." Of course, the author fails to mention the collateral damage created by that landscaping job: poor people get evicted.

Another article in the Kolkata daily says that squatters, slum-lords and politicos form a "coalition of illegalities" and suggests that the squatters should not be given the right to vote.

And I thought India was a country noted for its tolerance.

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