radha has put one chapter of the vigil book (NGOs, activists and foreign funds: anti-national industry) on the web.
this one deals with my favorite ngo, ASHA, and my favorite ngo vampire, sandeep pandey.
the limeys have a great work, quango, for quasi-ngo. ASHA is a quango, for it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, but it ain't no duck: it's a scheme for personal aggrandizement for pandey and for advancing the cause of the chinese. ASHA the quango.
please forward this widely. and if possible, buy the vigil book and donate it to various libraries and to editors and so forth, it's great stuff.
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From: Radha Rajan
Friends, after Sandeep Pandey's ridiculous asertion that he doesnt get foreign funds because "as a principle" he is against foreign funds, I decided that Chapter 8 of the Vigil book, which deals only with Sandeep Pandey's foreign funds and his accounting malpractices, must be made public. therefore pl find the chapter, the deccan chrionicle news report which carried Pandey's liberties with truth and Vigil's response all on the vigil website. thank you, regards, RR