Why I love Australian girls?
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#1 Feb 1, 2013
There accent is Hott!
#2 Feb 1, 2013
A recent AFP news item reports that 665 million people lack toilets in India. Thats more than twice the size of the entire population of the US. In slum areas, where more than half of Mumbai lives, an average 81 people share a single toilet. In some places it rises to an eye-watering 273. Even the lowest average is still 58, according to local municipal authority figures. Unsurprisingly, it is still common to see people squatting by roads and railway tracks or along the coast, openly defecating in the city that drives Indias economy and where some of the worlds richest people live.
Commuters from Mumbais suburbs, and in other parts of the country, routinely see hundreds of people squatting besides the train tracks to relieve themselves. Many of them are women, who often cover their heads with their saris, thus making themselves invisible to onlookers through the inverse logic that if I cant see you (because my head and eyes are covered) you cant see me. Such invisible women are Indias open and only too visible shame. The humiliation and degradation does not and ought not to attach to those who perforce must do what they have to do without the dignity of privacy. The shame is ours that over 60 years after independence from foreign rule we continue to be a society in which more than half the total population has no recourse but to relieve themselves in the open, like animals.
Till we can draw a veil of privacy and dignity across the sight of Bharat Mata squatting to do her business, India will continue to broadcast a literally crap image of itself to the world and to ourselves, despite all the credit we lay claim to for our social and economic progress.
In the end it adds up, precisely, to a load of shit.
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