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Bay Area, Strategy Manager, Haas- U. C. Berkeley, Marathons

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Running for a living

An article in the BBC about the marathoner Budhia has this revelation:

Budhia had been sold by his poverty-stricken mother to a man for 800 rupees. Mr Das summoned the man who had bought Budhia and paid him his money back.

Clearly, poverty drives people to desperation. But a society that allows this to happen, that a person actually pays money to buy a human being, in the 21st century speaks volumes about its moral bankruptcy.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is an event linked to the whole goddamn society? how do you define morals?

1:34 AM  
Blogger Quizman said...

Anonymous,

Because this is not an isolated incident.

10:26 AM  

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