Wishing all readers a blessed Christmas and a sustainable and Happy New Year.
During one of his voyages to Penang, the great Indian Nobel laureate for literature Rabindranath Tagore reflected on the beauty of the natural world.
But upon his arrival in Penang in the early 20th Century and surveying the bustling activity at Penang port, the poet could not help but reflect on the greed that plagues humanity. Was this a premonition?
If he were alive in today’s Penang, Tagore would have been even more saddened by the manifest greed on display in Penang.
It has been 18 days since my last article. Normally I just mull over an idea for a couple of days, and then write something. But what has happened over the last couple of weeks is that, before I could write about some dizzying development project taking place in Penang, something else equally crazy would crop up.
In recent weeks, for instance, we had the following cases: Full article in Aliran website