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Why India Remains a third world country

First off, I am an Indian myself and I do not want to offend my fellow Indians watching this. Also, I am a patriotic Indian and love my country. But then I have no qualms in speaking out the truth.
While this might just seem just another video, this according to me displays the core reason why India remains a third world nation. True, it is growing fast - but it has a long long way to go.

And if people like the ones you see in this video remain in this country, I have no hopes left. This is not about getting hit by train or about the state of the railways in India. Its more about the collective mentality of people.

I am at a loss why all these people are in such a hurry and take shortcuts and cheat death in the process. These people will break all possible rules in India and yet, when they go abroad, they honor and obey all the laws there.

I see no hope till every one of "us" starts behaving in a civil manner. :(

Education! Education! Education!


Added: May-6-2012 
By: whizkidd
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Tags: india, indian railways, indian train, indian trains
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (load item map)
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  • Just stop Fucking...

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  • can you imagine the stink you would have to endure if you were IN the car?

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    • @rlnbns I had the misfortune of flying with three Indian women a couple of years ago. Just a 2 hour domestic flight, but it was horrendous. Don't these women realize you cannot wear three layers of clothing in the summer heat without deodorant?

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  • i'd say it is a 3rd world country because they still consider cows as sacred animals instead of farming and harvesting them.

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    • @Jeff Sulyma

      People still eat in certain places there. Its just sacred for those who practice Hinduism...

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    • @Jeff Sulyma That is an ignorant comment. India is a huge country with difefrent cultures. Hindus consider the cow sacred but I know many Hindus who eat Beef and well.. cows. Only the radical thoughts malke it to the media. You might want to go to south India where it is freely available. Big brands however avoid beef so that they remain free off controversy.

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  • Glad I skipped to the end since jack shit happened.

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  • Actually, I think that the greatest contribution to maintenance of a third world society is refusal to import, manufacture, sell or use toilet paper.

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    • @gregsto

      I remember arguing with a person from there about lack of toilet paper, and their comeback was that they thought it was nasty to think Americans wiped their as with tissue that gets stuck ad dries up in the crack. I laughed

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  • Well, they seemed civil enough. A few knuckleheads risking some lost limbs or worse, but overall, not that crazy.

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  • With all those people, put them to work cleaning up the place.

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    • @fotoman4u2 I think thats actually not a bad start but they need to be educated about polluting their own society as well. The whole country is a giant trash can and these people have no respect for their own lands.

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    • @The Grim

      Not everyone lacks respect for the land but when you have to do everything yourself, the govt does not provide even basic services like sanitation or sewage, it turns into what you stated, one big trash can. The worst thing to happen to India was when it opened its doors to merchandise and products with no way of disposing the waste. When India was a socialist nation, therewas waste produced but nowhere to the extent we see now. My grandparents lived a very simple life but it was More..

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    • @AxisofEvil That's funny I actually took a houseboat through the backwaters of Kerala through the canals and yes it is clean, but also a lot less populated. I traveled on the road from Chennai to Pondicherry and even though it was away from the big cities it was highly polluted farm land and marshes. The problem is like you said the sanitation is non existent but the problem is also people need to be educated about the harm they cause by just throwing their stuff on the floor. When we walked on More..

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    • @The Grim


      Wow small world haha. Which resort did you stay at by the backwaters? Education is definitely the key like you said. Politicans are so dumb or corrupt, take your pic. I feel they consistently keep ppl uneducated coz its a lot easier to control the masses. In fact, a minister soon after independence stessed the importance of primary education for young kids for building India form the ground up but PM Nehru ignored the suggestion (That guy was a tool).There are smart folks with ans More..

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    • @AxisofEvil It was something called The Park Apsara...pretty cool though. IMO India just got too much too quick and traditions are getting lost in the mix. From your examples 30 years ago look at the drastic change there's been to this day. In Chennai motorbikes have become a massive headache. 5 years ago they were hardly around from what I hear. But since people could get them just based on credit, they became widely available to people who didnt have money. There is a large amount of corruptio More..

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  • I say start with garbage cans.

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  • I think now I know the reason why I see so many people cut in half by trains in India.

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  • You hit the nail on the head. You end poverty not with money but education.

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  • Freedom. Rules are for fools. I wish my country was free spirited. Not like it is now. Everyone is like some mind controlled rule junkie. It's like people have no soul. Maybe it's because there is naturally occurring Fluoride in the ground water. I hate authoritarianism though. Nothing spells a broken spirit like rule-following. Indians should be defiant and rebellious, and reject the imposed rules of "being a first world country". It is nothing to strive for. It's no goal. It's a trap More..

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  • If more people start thinking like you, well another song will be played!
    Good for you, the key about collective mentality of people is education and use the common sense!

    As infraestructure goes, the journey is way long!

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  • fantastic!

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  • To the author of this video -

    Probably you do not understand or feel the joy or happiness of being able to do anything you want, break all rules, being FREE - do whatever you want. That is India - my friend. Within some "reasonable" limits, you are absolutely free to do many things there. Ofcourse, you pay the price. and you see the price - right? :-)

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    • @pipponippo Sir, actually I am breaking the rules too. Apparently, videography on railway premises is not allowed in India. This is needless risk taking. 3000 people get killed a year in Mumbai alone just because of trespassing and crossing tracks because they are ina hurry and cant wait. Certainly not "reasonable" IMHO :)

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    • @fresnopete I completely agree. It's just like the 40's and 30's. I just hope they don't hit the 50's...

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  • fuck that 1 dude.
    what about the railway? letting of people on the rails???
    i mean, how the Fk did you folks reach the billion?

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  • If you only had one shot at a new job that's a 40 hour train to train ride away, I'm sure you would take it.

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  • You know it´s actually pretty simple. Remove the bars from the windows, and don´t allow the train to leave the station untill everyone is seated. Also selling more tickets than the train has seats is a big nono.

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  • Really dangerous! You are right: Something has to be done about this.

    Thanks for the post! Voted!

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  • Stupidity is the root of all evil.
    Here in Brazil is not different. There are too many people cheating, wanting the best seat, the best parking place, the best piece of the cake, in a selfish way of living.
    Education! Education!

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  • because u have trainsurfers? lol! how lame is that statement? every country has them

    the trainexitpart is crazy

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  • Unruly?? Looks like its the normal way of living there...

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  • I see it as a case of "when in Rome". Indians have chosen, and been allowed to travel like this for years, it's become the norm. India's rail system is still superior to ours any day, if that makes you feel better.

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  • Where are the cops? Arrest a few hundred of these fools and word will get out that it ain't acceptable to hang off of trains like monkeys.

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