When Indians Die it is So Boring

When Indians die it is so boring

It is 7 am in India. Twenty four hours have passed since Indian television started showing videos of devastation in Uttarakhand. At least a hundred people have died in the floods, the collapsing houses and stranded traffic jams.

There is no mention of it on the BBC ( I checked again they are mentioning it now on the website) or CNN(Still no mention of it on CNN one hour later). The protests in Brazil; US talks with the Taliban; the G8 meeting in Ireland; Hong Kong switching of its lights after 11 pm; the NRA T-shirt debate; boy missing in Mexico and Snowden. It goes on and on. There is no mention of the human toll in what is just the beginning of the monsoons in India.

India is a forgotten state. It is ignored because it has always people dying. Indian lives have no value for the rest of the world.

It is truly amazing. Is there not one Indian keeping an eye on the events in India in these news organizations. Thousands of pilgrims are stuck near the temple of Kedarnath. This is not worth reporting? If this is not navel watching television, what is?

One thought on “When Indians Die it is So Boring

  1. You make a good point – it has been raining incessantly where I am currently based in Himachal Pradesh and there have been landslides, but I had no idea how bad things were until I started reading about it in people’s blogs. I know my folks back home just thing we’ve been having a spot of rain.


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