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Originally posted by wagtail
I for one, admire them greatly - the cultural focus on the advancement of the heart, mind and spirituality - something woven inseparably into the way they live on a daily basis - and reflected in our western eyes as a squalid, poverty stricken existence... perhaps there are some things greater then our current embodiment in this form...
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Now I didn't really know in which forum to put that thread...
So... here it is. Please mods, put it in the correct forum if this is not appropriate.
Now this thread is not to bash India... but just to expose a sad reality going on in India... and thinking maybe India government should spend some money on improving the life of it's citizen instead of building new weapons.
Filthy India Photos... WARNING VERY GRAPHIC.
It's mainly rotting corpses/turds/dead animals... and people bathing around them without even noticing...
Graphic... but I still ate while looking at them...
I mean this is a sad situation..
Far more people in India have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet, according to a U.N. study on how to improve sanitation levels globally.
Indians do their number 2 directly on the ground
Dodging leering men and stick-wielding farmers and avoiding spots that her neighbors had soiled, the mother of three pulled up her sari and defecated with the Taj Mahal in plain view.
With that act, she added to the estimated 100,000 tons of human excrement that Indians leave each day in fields of potatoes, carrots and spinach, on banks that line rivers used for drinking and bathing and along roads jammed with scooters, trucks and pedestrians. Devi looks back on her routine with pain and embarrassment.
Sad and disgusting really.edit on 13-1-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
I don't know what's the matter with some of you lot.
You don't really think that this is representative of how 1.1 billion Indians live, do you ?
Other than the risk of disease, I don't see anything wrong with the pictures, and what this section of Indian society is doing.
Don't get me wrong, I balked at many of the photos, but then considering that I am from another culture, that is hardly surprising.
It doesn't mean that my culture is ''right'' and the their culture is ''wrong''.
People need to understand this.
Originally posted by budaruskie
How the hell does a civilization with such repulsive hygiene grow to over a (pinky at corner of mouth) billion people? Why aren't they dying in droves due to the living conditions? An even better question is how does someone like this get my job!!
Originally posted by muzzleflash
However, I have a terrible feeling that much of this was culminated purposely in order to harm these societies.
Originally posted by jessieg
Those pictures are graphic and nasty. But I think someone should study the immune systems of the poor people of India. Maybe they are evolved or something. How do they manage to thrive in these conditions? They must have evolved under such unsanitary conditions so that it does not bother them. Maybe some advances in medicine can be made by studying their immune systems. I mean, yes, there are a lot of rotting corpses. Some people are clearly dying, but there are just more people being born. I see plenty of old people in those pictures. They manage to grow very old just the same, surrounded by garbage, feces, rotting corpses and who knows what else.
Originally posted by angeldoll
I don't want to be critical of these people, because I don't understand them.
However, consider this:
1. Choose a spot away from crowds, preferably near your home.
2. Dig a hole. The deeper the better.
3. Stand over it to defecate.
4. If you can, put a structure over it for privacy and inclement weather.
It's called an outhouse. Without the structure it's free. If you don't have a shovel, borrow one.