posted on Oct, 14 2009 @ 12:44 PM
Sorry,my english may not be up to the mark....but please let me respond to the story.
I an Indian,Bengali...right now sitting in Kolkata.So, I think I know a bit about the situation here.
First, I admit poverty exists....but do some random pictures tell the whole story?
I am 24 yrs old,male,not affiliated to any political party....either communist or anti communist.
Right now I am completing my Masters.....guess what from Calcutta University which is state funded and my tuition fees are so ridiculously low that
its a matter of joke here.
But why I am doing Masters? why did not I try to get a job to alleviate my "poverty"??
Ohh...wait,actually I rejected two, three job offers.....my friends didn't.They are doing ok....all are employed in companies which pays them
I am not too much worried because right now I dont know any person who is jobless and in the current economic condition I will get a job....yep,quiet
Do I have clean water?...yes,I do.
Power situation?....not bad but should improve.
Actually, I am getting quiet clueless trying to reply to this thread.I am not arguing that poverty does not exist here but few random pictures hardly
tell a story.So next time instead of posting pictures from a particular area,it would be better to post pictures of Kolkata from other areas as
well.It may not *shock* as much as it is doing right now.
We don't need dollars here.Our governments...whether in central or state, are not as worthless as it may seem.Though we love to criticize every
policy but India from 1950 has come a long way.
Ohh....another thing most of the guys here,my friends and others...is pretty ok to stay here...in this so called *gutter* ,instead of going to any
other nice looking places.
Maybe I will try to post some pictures from other parts of Kolkata....let's see what I can do.
Btw,it is my first post on ATS.Hello to all...