Monday, May 22, 2006

500 and counting ...

Three weddings and a funeral, P. Sainath's article in The Hindu.
As farm suicides in Vidharbha cross the 500-mark in under a year, families are holding funerals and weddings at the same time. Sometimes, on the same day. In moving shows of solidarity, very poor villagers are pitching in with money and labour to help conduct the marriages and funerals of down-and-out neighbours.

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