[mpisgmedia] Re: [in-enaction]: stuff hawkers in mall: aye! also buffaloes, TVB...

Architexturez wrote (full text at end, for cc mpisgmedia list):

> | china. get hawkers off the street, and stuff'em in the mall
> | now ain't that a pretty solution?

and

> AN IRATE bunch of villagers recently marched on the legislature of
> India's eastern state of Orissa, bearing reptiles. Earlier they had
> threatened to release 5,000 snakes into the halls of the state
> assembly-cobras, mostly-if their demands were not met...
> http://www.economist.com/World/asia/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3525399
>
> | will our own snake-charmers take heed? just saw that other mail
> | about some montek singh kishwar book from OUP!

wow! what-a-thought! did anyone charm snakes into iic hall-well on 20th?
or did the organisers fill it with their The People to leave no room for
disruption?

related thunks:

malls could also take in buffaloes (in delhi, bovines are entitled to
space that farmhouses are misusing for illegal parties, which our
municipal commissioner has - after donating cows to NGO/trust and
auctioning buffaloes in neighbouring states - recommended that DMP2021
legalize so MCD can milk misuse)

malls could also take in TVB school of Habitat Studies (which runs from
builder property - originally primary school for obvious reasons ? in
farmhouse zone and has been running down DMP in run-up to DMP2021 but
seems to have been used-n-thrown on the way to this illegal-party)

i suggest mall-hospitality on priority for TVB since (a) all can then
respectably push the mall-for-all paradigm and (b) hawkers and buffaloes
have better survival skills and might also, besides builder, stake claim
to TVB space - buffaloes are entitled to it and hawkers might take off
from montek singh kishwar book-launch ? see:
http://mail.architexturez.net/pipermail/proudpora/2004-February/000015.html
(YEN in that conversation was from one of the outfits that sponsored the
launch and APA was Director-TVB, and Me knows also others who consider,
after due consideration, TVB space-grabber serving space-grabbing
interests, also in context of having sued mall-not-for-all and
illegal-party-in-farmhouse-zone paradigms).




----------Architexturez wrote:

> | china. get hawkers off the street, and stuff'em in the mall
> | now ain't that a pretty solution?
>
>> Land of the rising sums
>>
>> Forget China ? Japan may be still hauling itself out of recession but
>> it?s where the money is. And if you get your product right it will sell
>> there, says Carolyn Asome
>>
>
>
> Beijing's Silk Alley demolished
> Jan 13th 2005
> From The Economist print edition
>
> UNTIL last week, no foreign tourist's trip to Beijing was complete
> without a trip to the Great Wall, a tour of the Forbidden City and a
> wander through Silk Alley, where knock-offs of famous brands of clothing
> and watches could be bought for a small fraction of the price of the
> real thing. Never mind that similar fakes could be bought for even less
> elsewhere in the city. Silk Alley traders could mark up their prices
> because their market had become such a magnet for what a
> local-government website sweepingly called high nosed, yellow haired
> foreigners.?
>
> cont'd..
> http://www.economist.com/displaystory.cfm?story_id=S%27%29%288%2AP1%5B%25%23%40%20%3C%0A
>
> | and stuff 'em in the mall too, if you don't mind
> | methinks the mall is just another opiate for the middle
> | classes, see how well it fills our media space?
>
> Charming
> Dec 29th 2004
> From The Economist print edition
>
>
> A bid to ban snake-charming causes unrest
>
> AN IRATE bunch of villagers recently marched on the legislature of
> India's eastern state of Orissa, bearing reptiles. Earlier they had
> threatened to release 5,000 snakes into the halls of the state
> assembly?cobras, mostly?if their demands were not met. The men were
> snake-charmers, that hoary cliché of a timeless India. On the appointed
> day, they aired their grievances and brandished their snakes; police
> defended the premises; everyone went home.
>
> Life has never been easy for the itinerant snake-charmer, who makes his
> money with a bottle-gourd flute and a basketful of swaying, hooded
> cobras. But lately his lot has got worse, since forestry officials
> became serious about a law that has forbidden the capture of snakes
> since 1972. Initially the ban served to end the mass export of
> snakeskins. As a side-effect, snake-charming was outlawed. In recent
> months, arrests have become common, despite scant evidence that the
> median charmer's take of seven snakes per year poses any threat to wild
> populations.
>
> cont'd...
> http://www.economist.com/World/asia/displayStory.cfm?story_id=3525399
>
> | will our own snake-charmers take heed? just saw that other mail
> | about some montek singh kishwar book from OUP!
>
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