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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

BlogAction Day 2008 ~~ Moment for Indian bloggers to reflect

Netizens, Bloggers, and the readers (from, of and in India): Do you have a moment to reflect on Economic Competitiveness & Comparative Liveability of India Today:

There is much more to think about than the headlines of the India that glitters. Think, Think and Think of India that is not so as the media tells you.


This modernising democracy of 1.1 billion people has reached rates of economic expansion of 9% in recent years, with growing software outsourcing and hi-tech manufacturing sectors. However, India’s inefficient agricultural sector is still sustained by government subsidies, energy and transport infrastructure is severely underdeveloped, and natural resources face significant strain. Moreover, the recent dynamic growth seems to have lifted the nascent middle class with fewer benefits for the 80% of Indians who still live on less than $1 a day. India also faces challenges from widespread corruption, and from occasional violence between its many ethnic and religious groups. continue browsing the The 2008 Legatum Prosperity Index

NB. Twittering before the BlogAction Day

PS. Info courtesy: Digg here ~~ BlogAction Day 2008 Poverty @ Success With Languages

Punchline: 15th October is also first ever Global Handwashing Day in India.
"Every day India loses around 1,000 children to diarrhoea due to poor hygiene and water borne infections. This means 41 children die every 60 minutes due to this highly preventable disease. Globally, every year, more than 3.5 million children do not live to celebrate their fifth birthday because of diarrhoea and pneumonia. " Global Handwashing Day in India.
Info courtesy: EMPSKHC

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Anonymous annie said...

Poverty is something we feel and for some freedom to be poor is actually hard as it takes giving up not just material wealth, also the pleasures in life.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Interesting -- though I'm not sure I'd have ranked the US that high on 'good health'; if you're not moderately well off, health care is pretty expensive here. :/

2:44 PM  
Blogger Mohamed Taher said...

Thanks Annie and Kate for your compassionate messages.

The glittering and shining surface of the prosperity esp in India, has beneath it so much of odd, unaccepted, and unexpected darkness.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous timethief said...

Thanks for the breakdown. The figures are very interesting. I was preared to write on poverty until my cat became seriously ill. The good news is that he survived the surgery and I survived 3 medical appointments of my own without developing a migraine. Currently I'm recovering from a head injury. I have quite a few concussion symptoms and I'm not able to blog as much as I did before. I can only take about 3 hours before I must lay down and recover. I did participate in the last Blog Action Day and I will in the next one. I regret missing this last one but there was no way I could cope with everything at once.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Life with Passion ! said...

Surely, it is a fact, new modern India faces an uphill task, in many of the neglected areas and health care and hygiene is the most glaring amongst all. BlogAction day 2008 post by you summarizes these issues in a comprehensive manner. Keep up the good the work !

12:26 AM  
Anonymous Hicham said...

Salam Dr. Mohamed,

It's very strange that the progress on the technical fields has nothing to do with a parallel progress in human ones and this is the dilemma of our world today!

7:07 AM  
Anonymous Bhakta David said...

Dude That's Crazy! I never knew that. Diareah is terrible and thanks for letting us in on that. Sound slike those folks could use some really good Chakra Healing. See until the world recognizes that PK mind power and the chakras is what we need, there will be pervasive suffering.
Hari Krsna!

12:10 AM  

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