The rats came for the water

I forced myself downhill and through the bushes. There was a call in the air, under the half moon and the stillness of the air. No, I did not know what drew me on, only that there was a call in the silent midnight air, a demand, a thrust. Everytime I came to a thorn bush, there was an impulse that made me ignore the blood drawn. When I came to a slope, I hesitated Continue reading The rats came for the water

“Eat Rats” says Indian Minister

Found on the BBC (click here for full story). An official from the Indian state of Bihar has come up with a new idea to encourage low caste poor people to cope with food shortages – rat meat. Vijay Prakash, Principal Secretary of the state’s Welfare Department, said that he was making his proposal after much survey and groundwork. He pointed out that the “extremely poor” Musahar community are rat eaters by tradition. He argued Continue reading “Eat Rats” says Indian Minister