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originally posted by: dollukka
Nexatar is cancer drug.. just to clarify that we are not talking about over the counter medicines.
Just to clarify.. Bucks are dollars not Rupee. One Indian Rupee is 0.01649 USD.
8,880.00 INR = 146.426 USD but you need to understand that average pay in India is much much less than average pay in US and In India minimum wage is 0.2 US$/hour (20 US cents per hour)
The numbers you give as comparison a drug costs between to US and India is useless. GBT per capita 2013 in US was 53,143 and in India 1,499.
In India over 20% are living below national poverty line and many in extreme poverty, 67% are living in poverty. 93 million people in India are slum dwellers.
The caste system is still very alive in India, old traditions do not die easily. Untouchables so called Dalits are still forced to clean human excrements and about 17% of jobs are held by these Dalits. Daily income for poor people in India is between 26 to 32 Rs.
Dalits are relegated to the bottom of the caste hierarchy. In parts of India, Dalit communities are still denied access to community water sources, served tea in separate cups, barred from entering shops, excluded from temples, and prevented from taking part in community religious and ceremonial functions.
This upper class is very annoyed because they don´t find servants so easily anymore as servants now want more paid and importance of education for them has gotten in a way.
Professional urban families often have a “maid”, usually a young migrant woman, who does everything from dusting to child care. Wealthier homes have an entourage stretching from sweeper to housekeeper. Gauri Singh, who runs a maid’s agency in Gurgaon, a city on Delhi’s outskirts, says households with a monthly income of 100,000 rupees ($1,850) or more typically have at least one live-in servant.
Do you have servants ? What about complaining about issue "Hard to find servants, because they want better pay and education?" That's reality in the inequity country of India.
originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: maddy21
Media i mostly use when its about India are from India, others are research and governmental surveys. The next video documentary is done by video volunteers in India about caste issues and problems which are still alive, first video was made 2012.
More about video Volunteers LINK
Actually, I'm not surprised by your response as i personally know a family, which is "better off" in India, there is some sort of decline that these people even exist and refusal to see them.
More about Dalits by Mulnivasi Sangh webpage and regional issues Link
Caste problem is still very alive in India and poor healthcare to poor people. India is not ready for Ebola and all the problems country has, Sanitation is a big issue which alone can lead to serious outcome when a disease like Ebola strikes the country. India is one of the filthiest country on earth.