Friday, June 06, 2008

North and South

Global South was a phrase I heard quite a bit when I was travelling this time around. And all i have to say is this...


Global North and Global South are not geographical demarcations… They exist in every neighbourhood...

9 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

I don't know this expression, Bungi, but I can imagine this refers to a dominant hemisphere and a dominated one. Am I close? Please tell me more!

Bungi said...

Global North and South are just new jargons for First World/Developed nations and Third World/Developing/Under Developed nations... Nothing complicated there ;) Old stuff and new names...

The Mahathma said...

do u know what is local north and local south

Bungi said...

Yep. Local North is where i live. And local South is where you live.

Capt. Jack Sparrow said...

And where do i live?

Bungi said...

Ummm... In Chennai?

The Mahathma said...

so lets meet in local east

Giovanna Fava said...

So true. I learned after living in Chennai that there was a big divide between North Chennai and South Chennai--all to do with money, honey.

In the UK, the north-south divide is almost like two different countries. In France, it's the same thing.

When you get these global people, they tend to lose the individual. They have to put millions of people in some sort of categories so their emotions don't have to deal with the real problems--somewhere, some woman is dying right now from hunger. That doesn't show up in statistics.

Grassroots is where it is at for making a difference.

And you can have a north-south divide in the same house, or in your own heart.

Bungi said...

Giovanna - I like the way you elaborate on my posts... :-P