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Originally posted by Gauri_3

"state of toilets" as in how clean they r....not what style they r Smile cleanliness is not subjective.

why not? dont distances count for anything anymore? as in toilet distances? Wink

i think sjb has a good point here...quite different but very sateek. based on my observation, i also feel most public toilets in developing countries r quite filthy where as in developed world, they r usually pretty clean.

lol. so do you think we should add something like a toilet index to the pantheon of international economic indicators? Wink TongueLOL 



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Originally posted by Gauri_3

ewwwww....kuchh zyada hee graphic naheen ho gayaLOLLOL

nope. getting real graphic would require more dimensions than distance alone.Tongue apart from comfort levels, point is i think style does affect whether cleanliness is possible.Smile

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Originally posted by chatbuster

Originally posted by Gauri_3

"state of toilets" as in how clean they r....not what style they r Smile cleanliness is not subjective.

why not? dont distances count for anything anymore? as in toilet distances? Wink

i think sjb has a good point here...quite different but very sateek. based on my observation, i also feel most public toilets in developing countries r quite filthy where as in developed world, they r usually pretty clean.

lol. so do you think we should add something like a toilet index to the pantheon of international economic indicators? Wink TongueLOL 

 Yes.. we call it Charming (as in toilet paper) indicator when packing for a trip abroad.Tongue   Indicator base set to 1 always and one can go higher depending on where and how long the trip will be.LOL

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Originally posted by raj5000

Even the countries that have attained the prime position as compared to other nation still they need to constantly qualify as a developing country, becuase without constant improvement they might fall back.

Question comes how does one define a developing nation, is it economic growth? OR per capita income? OR happiness index of citizens? OR increase in education/special skills? or something else?

all these are valid benchmarks. in fact if u ask an economist, she might stress economic numbers such as per capita income. if u ask a sociologist, they might stress welfare and societal aspects, aspects that allow a citizen to belong, to be taken care of etc. if you ask a health worker, they might talk about health and longevity of life. ditto for an education worker.

other than that, on one extreme, we have countries that lack the basic 3 things- roti, kapda, makaan. they are clearly undeveloped, in an absolute sense, not just in a relativist sense. as we go higher up the scale, the sustenance and materialistic needs are mainly taken care of and we get to quality of life issues, longevity of life included. health, happiness, upward mobility all become more important, though harder to define and measure objectively. somewhere in between, the country is still developing. in the absolute, it's also possible with technological advances for everyone to be developed. development is not a zero-sum game.



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Originally posted by raj5000

Even the countries that have attained the prime position as compared to other nation still they need to constantly qualify as a developing country, becuase without constant improvement they might fall back.

Question comes how does one define a developing nation, is it economic growth? OR per capita income? OR happiness index of citizens? OR increase in education/special skills? or something else?

By the state of it's public toilets! Smile

LOLLOL by that standard USA is a developing nation.. its public toilets are not worth a visit in many towns...LOL

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Originally posted by qwertyesque

Originally posted by SholaJoBhadkey

Originally posted by raj5000

Even the countries that have attained the prime position as compared to other nation still they need to constantly qualify as a developing country, becuase without constant improvement they might fall back.

Question comes how does one define a developing nation, is it economic growth? OR per capita income? OR happiness index of citizens? OR increase in education/special skills? or something else?

By the state of it's public toilets! Smile

LOLLOL by that standard USA is a developing nation.. its public toilets are not worth a visit in many towns...LOL

actually some of the best colleges have had the worst toilets in their dorms. true here as well as back there. those are some of the unsavory abiding memories one has of those places. other than that, i think the toilets in europe are universally worse, except for the scandinavian countries. just thought i shld provide some inputs into what could be the next State of the Toilet speech, instead of State of the Union speech, from the president.LOL

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