If I should have a daughter, instead of mom, she's going to call me Point B,
because that way she knows that no matter what happens, at least she can always find her way to me. And I am going to paint the Solar Systems on the backs of her hands, so she has to learn the entire universe before she can say 'Oh, I know that like the back of my hand' And she's going to learn that this life will hit you, hard, in the face, wait for you to get back up, just so we can kick you in the stomach but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air.
a random list of things. 1.Indians sometimes
prefer to abort a fetus if they find out that it's female. (Or they just kill
the new born baby after it's born.) 2.There are more than 20
million babies born in India. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. 3.Child labor is so
commonplace in India that few notice it or consider it out of the ordinary.
Kids work as waiters or dishwashers in roadside restaurants. Sometimes, kids
ferry tea to the local police station from a nearby roadside tea stall. 4.Massive numbers of
kids and younger and adult women are employed as maids in middle class to rich
households. Middle class houses might pay 200 rupees to a female who comes and
washes the dishes. Rich houses might employ women permanently by paying them
more. 5.Cars in the Indian
cities are washed in the morning by car-washers who tend to be young men who
get paid around 100 to 200 rupees per month for this service. 6.India is home to some
crazily competitive exams. The IIT JEE and the IIM CAT have …
The recent census has shown that India's population grew from 1,030 million to 1,200 million (growth of 16 percent) in the last decade. China's population increased from 1,240 million to 1,340 million (growth of 8 percent) in the same period.
Assuming a growth rate of 15 percent, India's population will be 1,380 million by 2021. China's population meanwhile will reach a figure of somewhere between 1,450 million and 1,500 million.
How can anyone get one's head around these enormous numbers? How many people can anyone connect with at a personal level? How many people can a human brain remember?
I don't know about others but I can speak about myself.
I probably have 200 relatives. Strangely enough, I've very few friends from my school or college days. Probably 20. During those bygone days, there were social networks and the passage of time makes memories fade. I can probably remember about 100 colleagues that I've worked with over the past five years. I am a b…