Monday, July 07, 2008

The Union Carbide gas leak in India has a strange, peripheral meaning to my life, one that I explained here a few years ago. This New York Times article looks at life in Bhopal almost 25 years later. Change has been slow and the past lingers for far too long, much like my older brother who was born 12 days after the leak and is still in undergrad. For all the progress made in India in the last 20 years, Bhopal is a stain pointing to the Third World quality of most of India.

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