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Flip side of consumerism

By Zubeida Mustafa

ONE of my earliest childhood memories is that of my father’s Standard four door saloon. It would rank as a vintage car today. A sturdy, dark green box shaped car with a black footboard this vehicle which served the family well for 15 years was by no means an ideal one as far as luxury went. On wintry mornings its cold engine needed a crank with a handle to jerk it into action. Yet there was no talk of changing the car because, its old-fashioned technology notwithstanding, it served our needs well. It was like another member of the family and we were heart-broken when the car was sold. Continue reading Flip side of consumerism