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Friday, March 02, 2007


A 2004 report in The Telegraph spoke of the decrepit state of George Orwell's birthplace in Motihari; this was followed by another by the BBC in 2005, stating that the area would get a makeover which would leave it with a museum, a statue and (surprisingly) a stadium. And now, in today's Hindustan Times, one reads that the crumbling, one-storeyed building has been systematically robbed of bricks and wooden frames by people who have then sold their spoils to local builders. What a shame. (Couldn't find the story online, but you can see it on their epaper: registration required.)


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