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Sunday, February 27, 2005

Bhrigu's question, and Lalitha's nonsense

Arun Simha, who many of you probably know as that excellent guest-blogger on AnarCapLib, has restarted his own blog. It is called Bhrigu's Question, and becomes a worthy attention to my blogroll and my bloglines subscriptions.

One of his recent posts that I enjoyed, called "Too much prejudice", talks about a scene in Bride and Prejudice where Lalitha assails Darcy for wanting to buy a luxury resort in India, with a misguided left-wing logic that mistakes investment for imperialism. Amused by this, Arun cites the incident when "VS Naipaul was asked by a journalist whether India was becoming too materialistic. Naipaul snarled back, 'Yes, the poor need it!'"

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