Saturday, September 02, 2006

Communist Life

That's the India I used to know!
From this Boingboing-post on Indian state Kerala banning Microsoft from state-run schools by Xeni Jardin, I learned that the government of India's southern-most state has turned communist again - like it was when I traveled there 1990.
Sweet nostalgia! No single computer to be found in the whole state, back then, and Coca Cola, which has obviously been banned in Kerala again too, wasn't available in all of India (except miraculously in New Delhi - imported from Arab states and sold at stands on the street). I am curious whether the local Indian Cola brand Thumbs Up has survived the introduction of Coke and Pepsi in India ...

P.S. Also back then rickshaw drivers didn't get involved in death-races!

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