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Monday, September 19, 2005

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A small comparison of catastrophies - in India and the States

Inches of rain in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina - 18
Inches of rain in Mumbai (July 27th) - 37.1


Population of New Orleans - 484,674
Population of Mumbai - 12,622,500


Deaths in New Orleans within 48 hours of Katrina - 100
Deaths in Mumbai within 48 hours of rain - 37


Number of people to be evacuated in New Orleans - entire city... wohh
Number of people evacuated in Mumbai - 10,000


Cases of shooting and violence in New Orleans - countless
Cases of shooting and violence in Mumbai - NONE


Time taken for US army to reach New Orleans - 48 hours
Time taken for Indian army and navy to reach Mumbai - 12 hours


Status 48 hours later - New Orleans is still waiting for relief, army and electricty
Status 48 hours later - Mumbai is back on its feet and is business is as usual


USA - world's most developed nation
India - third world country

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