I started a new blog http://sangamithra.wordpress.com/ that I’m calling Literary Animal. I will post things literary, animal or both, and it will be musings on writing, reading and being(s).
See latest videos I narrated for Brighter Green with some footage from our trip in 2009:
“In this new two-part video series, Brighter Green examines the challenges and effects of India’s beef and dairy industries.”
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I recently reviewed Joseph Lelyveld’s biography of Mahatma Gandhi for the lovely folks over at Our Hen House. I chose to focus on a few things I gleaned about activism and those which I thought would be relevent to share with activists. See review of Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and his Struggle with India here.
Earlier this afternoon, when a crowd of concerned citizens gathered by the lake in Prospect Park, a flock of geese in V formation landed near the water. The geese had returned to Prospect Park despite last year’s culling, when 368 birds were rounded up in the middle of the night and gassed to death.
A ”Hands Around the Lake” demonstration was organized today to prevent the mass culling from happening again this summer. Verite Catering, prepared vegan snacks for the particpants.
Mary Beth Purdy-Artz gave the opening remarks and introduced the first speaker. Council member Letitia James of Clinton Hill told the crowd about her roots in Prospect Park. Born in Methodist Hospital, she grew up in the neighbohood. When her family couldn’t afford to go on vacation, they came to Prospect Park. The geese issue is close to her heart. When people ask her why she’s working on this issue, she tells them, “You don’t know Tish.” Contrary to popular belief, she said, “I was once an ugly duckling.” When kids made fun of her at school, she came to the park and talked to the geese. Continue reading ‘Give Geese A Chance’