Posts tagged ‘colonial’

November 1, 2012

Dull Passage Through India

Whilst channel hopping last night I happened across BBC4’s programme, Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India.  It was the dullest and most patronising narrative that could have been written at the height of the Raj.

There are elephants in India!

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April 13, 2012

Colonial Cobwebs and Racism

I’m one of almost 7,000 members of a free Yahoo group in Delhi called Yuninet (Young United Nations Internationals Network).  It’s a group generally made up of locals from Delhi and expats and it’s used for advice, travel tips, accommodation and for the sale of private household items – like a community notice board.  

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Last week I happened upon a shocking email thread posted by some members that was plainly rude and racist against Indians.  Some white expats were annoyed

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