Incredible India or Unlivable India!

Incredible India? It seems that what we see on Indian TV channels is not at all true. The latest news from “incredible” India is that Indian graduates who cannot find suitable jobs are applying for jobs as “coolies” (porters).

Now I can’t say this is an improvement. I assume that being a porter is much better than being a sweeper, but still, one would have thought with all that hype about India being an emerging superpower, its graduates at least wouldn’t have to stoop so low. But then, with more than eight hundred million Indians living below the poverty line, getting any job in India is a miracle.

Lest anyone think getting a job as a porter in India is easy, here’s what an applicant for the job said: “We were made to run 200 metres in 40 seconds with 40 kgs on our back. It is an impossible task,’’ Another Indian said, “Run 200 meters in 20 seconds and you qualify for Olympics, run 200 meters carrying 40 kgs in 40 scs and you qualify to become a coolie”. Well, I won’t say anything more, except that the slogan “Incredible India” needs to be changed to “Unlivable India”!

Source: The Economic Times


10 thoughts on “Incredible India or Unlivable India!”

  1. “In Pakistan, the poor cannot afford to send their children to schools, so they enrol them in madressahs (where some of them are brainwashed).”

    As I said, please don’t apply these rules randomly. Poor in India are not terrorists.

    “Remember that suicide bombing originated in Sri Lanka, because the Tamils didn’t have equal opportunities and were generally poorer than the Sinhalese majority.”

    Discrimination and suppression, not poverty.

  2. @ Hend: there is an undeniable link between poverty and suicide. In Pakistan, the poor cannot afford to send their children to schools, so they enrol them in madressahs (where some of them are brainwashed). Remember that suicide bombing originated in Sri Lanka, because the Tamils didn’t have equal opportunities and were generally poorer than the Sinhalese majority. Finally, my poor relatives are managing to survive. Most of them are either self-employed or employed by rich relatives (Indian Hindus consider Muslims “unclean” and therfore do not hire them!). The very poor ones survive on charity and donations contributed by their relatives in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, U.A.E. and the U.S.

  3. You are a fool ,if you believe everything you see on TV.

    And what is wrong in being a coolie,he is just trying to feed himself and his family.

    Shame on you for looking down on these people,atleast show some respect.

  4. Lakhani saab

    “there are 836 million Indians who are trying to survive on Rs. 20 (forty cents) a day. They are potential suicide bombers.”

    What makes you think that poor people are potential suicide bomber? Was the Christmas/ underwear bomber from a poor family? Please don’t apply examples from Pakistan randomly. It would be degrading to assume that all poor people are ready to sell their imaan and dignity.

    Terrorism is not about poverty, it is about ideology of hate.

    As for those graduates, today in India, the demand on qualifications is immense. Almost everyone is a graduate but everyone cannot get a job. It is becoming normal for people to pursue masters and doctorates or acquire professional qualifications. Highly qualified people are in huge demand due to industrial growth. But that does not mean more people are unemployed.

    Based on 2009 data, the unemployments rates of a few select countries
    India / Pakistan 7.5 approx
    U.K. 7.8
    United States 10.0
    Iran 12.5

    How are your poor relatives in India doing? Any luck finding jobs?

  5. dear waqar, who told you all this bull shit?

    sayeed hafiz, lakhwi, lakhani, Hamid?

    don’t listen to them. they are all wrong.

  6. Mr abhee & mr confused, let me remind u that Pakistan is better than india. It has been the western and indian conspiracy to malign the nam of this peaceful land and as for as these socide attacks are concerned these are not commited by pakistani nationals. These are the Talibans, Afghans that are using children as human sheild against the brave pakistaniantion and its army. we are fighting a war against terrorism for the peace in world and its the reaction that we are getting from terrorists. We Pakistanis are self suffient and are living much better life and its ur government that is promoting terrorism and hatred…….. Its ur people and government who has always been blaming Pakistan an irrespopnsible state, Its u who has been cryng for years that UN should seiz pakistani weapons despite of knwing that Pak army is stronger. U can Check the recent statment of Indian army Cief about pakistan and indian tanks, and also its been the history that indian has poor missile technology as well………

  7. @ both Abheek and confused Indian: there are 836 million Indians who are trying to survive on Rs. 20 (forty cents) a day. They are potential suicide bombers. By the way I read recently that the suicide rate in India is the highest in the world.

  8. rightly said abheek, but as the great author in his twilight years, whose memory almost stuck in indian related matter to 1947, does not listen anyone, nor he believe anyone, except his poor relatives who live in india. so you can’t really rotten already rotten mind.

    but one can’t lose faith on god, so i also try my best.

    shakir saab, see things positively, atleast indians can dream of a coolies if not olympic. what about your children?

    it’s pathatic pakistan

  9. Being porter is better than being a jihadi.. about the 800 million .. is suggest that you remove the India phobic lenses that you are wearing …

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