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Why you don't want to live in India

I'm sorry, I'm sure it's a beautiful country, but eeeewwwwwww!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, India's fucked up.

Hey Greg, you like comics and politics. Dunno if you read Jay Pinkerton but thought you might find this amusing.

OK carry on.

15/11/05 1:36 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

:: shrieks like a little girl ::

That reminds me of a scene in *The Wasp Factory*, another piece of writing that has infected my brain. Recommended! But freaky!

15/11/05 2:16 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I am probably going to be the only person to defend India on this post. I spent the entire month of December 2004 there. It's the one place in the world that I am aware of that represents every extreme of humanity. I was both horrified and elated by my experiences in Bharat (their term, for India). You should know that I am not one of those tree-hugging, granola eating, backpacking kinda gals (well, I do eat granola.. but...). I am a relatively pampered, elitist snob (like most other folks we interact with in the blogosphere) who loves her indoor plumbing, sanitary conditions, and air conditioning. I was humbled by both the conditions and the hospitality of India's people living in a variety of conditions. I could go on and on... the eye story - I am quite certain that the facility this poor woman was at is hardly what you or I would consider a real, "hospital." Probably one of those dreadful hell-holes everyone praises Mother Teresa and the Catholic church for (do the research, it's scary) If *you* were in India and fell ill, you would be able to afford the Mayo clinic of India, and yes, they really do have that calibur of health care there (Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai, for example.). When I got the sniffles, I was able to buy anything to cure my congestion over the counter. I could choose Cipro for $2 USD if I wanted it. I opted for the Sudafed equivalent with the low dose of opiates. Cleared my sinuses right up. My in-hotel doctor's visit for Delhi belly (drugs included) cost $20 US....

15/11/05 5:08 PM  
Blogger JP said...

Yeah, India's fucked up.

Awesome analysis, anonymous dude. Now I know.

16/11/05 1:51 AM  
Blogger Astrid said...

Haha .. yes, I have been to India, it is quite a dirty country and even in luxurious hotels, showers are no good, but in spite of its dirtiness, I would love to go there again, but I'll probably pack some extra anti-ant-stuff just in case I have to undergo a cornea operation.

16/11/05 7:51 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

Wow - three people who have been to India weigh in! I've never been there, so I'm certainly not going to contradict Ashley and JP and Astrid, but I would LOVE to visit. I hear it's a beautiful country. I have read quite a bit about it, though, and I don't think even Ashley could deny that it's not quite up to the standards of even the United States. I can't imagine something like this happening here. I don't know if I'd call it a "Third World" country exactly, but even from what Ashley said, it seems like if you're rich, things are fine, but the poor are treated horribly to the extent that things are eating the eyes out of patients. That's just icky.

Thanks for the link, Anonymous. I usually check out Jay Pinkerton, but with the novel-writing this month, I haven't had time.

Is that a novel, Kitty, or a short story? How can we read it unless we know where to find it?

16/11/05 8:19 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

Ummm... Two examples: Superdome during Katrina and Astrodome after Katrina.... standards were briefly on par with the Bombay slums, I think, but I get your point, Greg. If the US had a population that rivaled India, we would have our own brand of out of control slums. Fortunately, a great number of Americans are conscientious breeders.

16/11/05 7:45 PM  

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