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Indian Woman Completes Ten-Year Hunger Strike 8

Posted by samzenpus
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Irom Chanu Sharmila, dubbed the "Iron Lady of Manipur," has completed her tenth year on hunger strike to protest civilian killings in Manipur. From the article: "Now 38, she was arrested shortly after beginning her protest – on charges of attempted suicide – and was sent to a prison hospital where she began a daily routine of being force-fed vitamins and nutrients via a nasal drip. Ms Sharmila is frequently set free by local courts, but once outside she resumes her hunger strike and is rearrested." And you complain when you have to eat a late lunch.

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Indian Woman Completes Ten-Year Hunger Strike

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  • She is obviously not very good at it.
  • People really know how to protest in India.
  • I wonder what getting vitamins and nutrients force fed to me via nasal drip is like. Probably not a whole lot of fun.

    I also wonder how her stomach would handle solid food after ten years of being empty. I can't imagine that a spicy vindaloo would sit too well with her right now.
    • by RockDoctor (15477)

      I can't imagine that a spicy vindaloo would sit too well with her right now.

      She's Indian : if presented with a "spicy vindaloo", her first comment is likely to be "what is this repulsive slop?", followed shortly by howls of alternating hilarity and incredulity as you explain to her that you think this is "Indian" food.

      • She's Indian : if presented with a "spicy vindaloo", her first comment is likely to be "what is this repulsive slop?", followed shortly by howls of alternating hilarity and incredulity as you explain to her that you think this is "Indian" food.

        Are you a troll or just ignorant? Let's see what Wikipedia says about vindaloo. [wikipedia.org]

        Vindaloo or vindalu (Konkani) is a dish originally from Goa, India. ... Vindaloo is a popular dish in many parts of India.

        Since this also fits with my personal experience, I believe I can safely say you have no idea what you are talking about.

        • by RockDoctor (15477)
          Also from the same source : "The Vindaloo served in western restaurants is really just a version of the standard "medium" restaurant curry with additional chilli and including potatoes."

          Or, as many sub-continentals of my acquaintance would describe it, "slop".

          But then again, a high proportion of my acquaintances frequently returned to the "home country", and a fair number were involved in the food trade for their discerning compatriots. Some also made a good living selling "Indian" food (also includes Pak

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