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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 7:33pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by JK_5

Originally posted by jassi4armaan

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I Love My India!

Wud u guys kill me if I say I don't luv india?EmbarrassedOuch

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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 7:34pm | IP Logged

Originally posted by mimo

Originally posted by JK_5

Originally posted by jassi4armaan

Clap Clap Clap I Love My India!
Wud u guys kill me if I say I don't luv india?EmbarrassedOuch
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But that's meanCry Wht if I say I like India wud u guys still be mad?Big smile

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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 7:37pm | IP Logged
then ur saved
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Posted: 12 September 2005 at 11:44pm | IP Logged
Friends,
This was just an article circulated in the web. I just posted it here.

Whatever it is, lives of people anywhere in the world is precious and there is no difference in pain if you are in India or in USA. I just wish the people in power realize the importance of it.

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Posted: 13 September 2005 at 1:01am | IP Logged
Originally posted by JK_5

Originally posted by mimo

Originally posted by JK_5

Originally posted by jassi4armaan

Clap Clap Clap I Love My India!
Wud u guys kill me if I say I don't luv india?EmbarrassedOuch
YES


But that's meanCryWht if I say I like India wud u guys still be mad?Big smile




please! you have every right to hate India! feel free to say it!

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Posted: 13 September 2005 at 1:02am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mimo

Originally posted by shaparu

You guys also have to realize that New Orleans is a city below sea level. It's not meant to be inhabited by people it's supposed to be a giant lake. Although the floods in Mumbai were much worse, and even then I read some articles about how the city of Mumbai should be better built to handle floods, any mass amount of water to hit New Orleans would have been a disaster. This was a disaster that people have been predicting for a LONG time...in a way it's a miracle the city lasted as long as it did. As for the killing and looting that went on in New Orleans...some of it was out of madness and the rest out of desperation. You have to realize that the poverty level in New Orleans is very high. A lot of these people are dependant on drugs and went on a craze when they didn't have access to them after several days. Other people looted simply for food and water, as a means to stay alive. I'm not trying to justify the madness in the Gulf, simply trying to point out that the situations in Mumbai and New Orleans were under very different circumstances.


i agree with u but if they were pedicting this for a long time,then y didnt ppl living in new orleans leave it b4 this happened?and it is a city below sea level but even if tht happned in India,it would recover faster!


 


by the way great job blueClapClapClap




okay *****, how easy is it to make people leave their homes.. places they lived their whole lives!

 

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Edited by Minnie - 13 September 2005 at 1:10am

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The situation in Mumbai was handled in an exemplary manner and nothing can ever take away the credit that goes to all the concerned parties who made sure Mumbai was back on it's feet within days. KudosClap

Now, for New Orleans, I would like to state a few of my observation.

New Orleans for US is similar to Bhuvneshwar in Orissa - beautiful, has a lot of history, and is co habited by rich and poor. Economically not a very important area for their respective countries, prone to hurricanes and devastation by flood.
To add to it, New Orleans has another distinct disadantage which renders it at an even bad state than Bhuvneshwar - the city is below sea level and on the other side it's flanked by the massive Missisippi river.

The people are too attatched to the city to let go of it easily. This is the reason they did not evacuate even after repeated warnings and of course, a basic fact that they just wanted to test it out......

Families going back to seventeenth century live there in beautiful mansions and on the other side, poor,largely blacks,struggle to elk out a living while their young generation fights smuggling, drug abuse and poverty.

So in no way Mumbai and New Orleans is at par. There are a few other things added to this:

1) Mumbai was hit by rain and flood. Not hurricane which destroyed buildings and drowned a city already under the sea level. Several others towns in both Lousiana and Missisippi stand completely destroyed. And in 90% of these towns, the water has already receded and dried. Yet there is nothing left in those towns for the people to go back to,so great has been Katrina's destruction.

2) The economic importance of Mumbai to India is equivalent to New York in US, and had it been New York, the story would have been different. Similarly, in India, had it been Bhuvneshwar, as we have seen in the past, the story would have been entirely different.

   A few years ago, a hurricane had hit Bhuvneshwar, and the city had remained cut off from the rest of the country for days after that, with countless deaths, damages to property, sickness,people trying to evacuate in panic yet unable to in the confusion,lack of infrastructure and the inability of either the local or the state govt or the national govt to organise rescue in time, loss of jobs,little or no rehabilitation -yet it just made the natinal headlines for a few days only to be forgotten a few days later, and now it stands almost completely erased from the public mind....

Every year floods hit Assam and Bihar and thousands die or are rendered homeless,many killed in the flood or after the flood due to disease.....

I would say that in all these instances, the govt has had a key role to play. Mumbai is India's financial capital, India perhaps cannot afford to treat it like Bhuvneshwar or those 100 other towns in Assam and Bihar which face massive destruction each year due to the floods in the Brahmaputra and Ganges - the state knows, the centre knows, and yet does absolutely NOTHING to save the  lives, cattle and property there....

Yes, I love India, but to loose it's tag of a third world country, it needs to treat Bhuvneshwar in Orissa or a Kaishnai in Assam like it treated Mumbai - at least the US govt responded, even if late and the devastation made world news, all the other states in US are coming together to do whatever they can to help the victims - A Kishnai does not even make front page in India.....and the people from other parts of India read the small piece of news with their morning tea and and forget all about it the moment they fold the paper close.....

These are just a few of my small observations and I don't mean to hurt anyone.....

Edited by Minnie - 16 September 2005 at 1:38am

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