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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Down And Out In Motihari

The New York Times quotes a BBC report as saying that Motihari in Bihar, George Orwell's birthplace, is about to get a makeover:

"...plans are afoot to erect a museum, an indoor stadium and a statue...his first home, a crumbling, one-story building, now houses a local teacher of English who said he was unaware that he was living 'in a place of historical importance' until Orwell fans began to visit."

A museum, OK. A statue, all right. But an indoor stadium? What are they going to do there, shoot elephants in homage?


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  • Oh well. Someone else found the indoor stadium for Orwell a rather funny way of remembering the man.

    What the heck, that someone is me.


    By Blogger km, at 2:17 AM  

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