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Location: Muscat, Oman/ Bangalore, India

Round Peg....in a square hole. That describes me! All my life I have never quite fit in ... now I have just given up trying to live up to the expectations of the square hole or trying to find a round one!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Inventive Thinking

A bit gruesome this. I caught a story on the BBC that reported sale of organs of prisoners executed in China.

Apparently as much as 90% of transplanted kidneys in China come from executed prisoners.

The report and Amnesty International were disapproving of the fact that the prisoners were probably not given any real option on whether they would like to donate their organs.

Considering that the prisoners probably gave their victims no option before they harmed them is their permission to use their body parts after they is dead and have no use for them important?

In the meantime some devoted parent or a much-loved child or spouse gets a second chance at living. And a man that harmed society gets a chance to redeem himself.

Which brings me to the popular legend about the Chinese company that won a tender in Oman. The prices quoted were impossibly low and competition was totally bemused till they figured that the labour used in the project were Chinese prisoners who needed to be paid nothing at all!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice to find another Banglorean blogger in Oman.

6:04 AM, November 15, 2006  

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