Sunday, October 15, 2006

Dr. Yunus's Nobel

A landmark event, one about which we will ask down the road, "Do you remember what you were doing when the news came?", or say, "I was talking with so-and-so in the drawing room when my friend ... called with the news."

Something so momentous that we remember the time, place, smells, colors, everything else about when we hear the news.

Unfortunately most news like that tend to be sad news.

But in this case I concur with my friend who said "The one pure happy news after 35 years." (Bangladesh was born in 1971.)

Congratulations, Dr. Yunus. And thank you very much. I hope you inspire many more.


Hammad said...

When I first got the news, it took a while to sink in. It was almost five minutes before I realized what I had just heard, what it meant for us as a nation...I have been never felt more proud.

TShaheb said...

A truly appropriate reply to Henry Kissinger's bottomless rhetoric. The 35 years' wait has been worth it, more importantly it seems to be the appropriate amount of time for a mature response such as this.

ulysses said...

I can just picture Henry K cringing at this - the country that he so vicoiously vilified once enters the same club that he is must be so proud to be part of!