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  • All hail goddess English?

    NDTV (New Delhi TV) reports on festivities at the Goddess English temple being constructed in the village of Bankagaon, UP. The three-foot high statue of the goddess, modeled on the Statue of Liberty, wears a floppy hat instead of a crown and carries the Indian Constitution in her left hand. Her right hand holds aloft a fountain pen instead of a torch. The statue's base is in the form of a personal computer.