|Hi Zehzeh ,
I read your “DUD Racing as a part of read and review Random review exercise. Here are my impressions about it as one of the many readers.
It’s all about the fund raising “Run for Pink” a money raising event organized to help survivors of a volcano blow up that devastated an entire island, “ a volcano, with one of those long, unspellable names, had been smoking and steaming for weeks”. “Little dribbles of lava had crept down the flanks, roasting plantations, engulfing farms and villages. At 10:34 a.m., local time, Mount whatever went pop. Or, rather, BOOM!”
The description is well structured detailing chronologically explaining “charity in question”, “ emergency in question” , the volcano disaster , and so on. All along it’s fun filled, many a place sarcastic, and a good attempt to bring out the murky side of such events conducted for so called charity but in essence to do business under the hype created by organisers.
I liked the funny description of India’s program DUD: “ India's lot had named itself 'Dress Up Disaster'. I forebore to call it 'DUD'”
The lines “As for India, her latest idea is to raise funds to provide make-up to impoverished women in the Andes. She has an idea. It is something to do with buckets of paint, silhouettes and graffiti.” Sums up the motive behind the program is nothing more than business, the ideals like charity etc are tools for putting forth business.
I read it right from beginning to end, enjoying fun,some times feeling sad for the way people exploit such events for their own gains rather than charity. A good exposition of the fundraising events…….kranand