Wednesday 12 December 2007

Turtles in a Bottle...

As Leslie Stephen and I put together our proposal document for Nandyal Schools development, I came across a brilliant 2004 analysis of globalisation issues in Bangalore and village India by a journalistic legend — NYT’s Thomas Friedman. Working through the Nandyal diocese we do, at any rate, have multilayered contextual awareness in the project. We had written into our document a Telugu dimension, but we'll need to think this stuff through carefully.

Perhaps one day the tongue twister they use to teach Indians how to sound like “Accent Neutralized Americans” will also be used to teach Americans how to sound Indian! Just for the record, in case you want to try it at home,
A bottle of bottled water held 30 little turtles. It didn't matter that each turtle had to rattle a metal ladle in order to get a little bit of noodles, a total turtle delicacy. The problem was that there were many turtle battles for less than oodles of noodles.

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