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Hello,  I am reading a book about India by a writer who is originally from India.
The following in italics is excerptedfrom the book.  

Does anyone know why this the writer say the glitzy malls sell soy milk and broccoli? Are there really many monkeys  in New Delhi?


On Sundays, the city's middle class would come out in hordes, in their small and big cars, enjoy ice cream at India Gate and then watch a movie at one of the multiplexes. This would cost a family of four at least Rs 1500, more than what 74 million households or 37.2 per cent of India's population earned in two months. The city was a paradox. People would come out to rally for the rights of pet animals, and others would brand their underage maidservants with a hot iron. It was a city where the malnutrition rate was 35 per cent,1 far worse than sub-Sahara. In the same city, surveys2 revealed that 40 per cent of schoolkids were overweight. For the Commonwealth Games, the homes of the poor were being dismantled. Leviathan billboards were being put up to eclipse slums so that foreign athletes would only be able to see glitzy shopping malls and departmental stores selling soy milk and broccoli.

There were two things Delhi didn't want: monkeys and poor people. Thousands of beggars were being bundled into municipal vans and there were negotiations with other states to take their beggars back...

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Atlanta

The Yanks kicked their beggars out of Atlanta before the wasteful Olympic games.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

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petera Post time: 2017-9-17 16:43
Atlanta

The Yanks kicked their beggars out of Atlanta before the wasteful Olympic games.

Thank you! I didn't know this until I searched the relevant info from the Internet.

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