October 12, 2007

The Shadow of the Crescent

India Prime Minister Casts Doubt On Nuclear Agreement - Forbes.com:
The man at the center of the uproar over the India-U.S. nuclear deal, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, indicated on Friday he may sacrifice the international accord on the altar of domestic politics.
The Shadow of the Crescent

For a moment, when the Congress President Mrs. Sonia Gandhi spoke of the forces that were opposed to closer India-US ties as enemies of progress and development, I let my hopes for these two estranged democracies to unite, soar. I was hasty. I hope that I am proved hasty once again.

Meanwhile the shadow of the crescent, part green and part red, continues to hang over India.

Note: The image above is a collage of three images from:

  1. Serve the Children: India
  2. Wikitravel.org
  3. Wikimedia Commons

The edited map outline is for illustration only, and is not meant to be an accurate representation of the political boundaries of the nations included. All errors and omissions are mine.

  1. Ah! What is that old saying?
    Yes, I remember.
    That's the way the cookie crumbles.
    Bastards, all of them. Sorry. It's the wine!
    (I actually wrote out an eight digit code to prove that I am not robotic or drunk!)

  2. Dear TRF, your eloquence leaves me speechless.

    I have written at length on this at Mutiny, and you'd be surprised at some of the comments I've received.

    I'm left wondering which speaks more: the image or your words "the shadow of the crescent, part green and part red, continues to hang over India."

    Thank you.


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