Post by Thy Dungyeon Maestyr on Mar 21, 2014 17:10:06 GMT -8
Poor peeps in the USA (like me) have a living standard comparable to the average Estonian, but with worse access to health care. Poor folks in India like like medieval serfs, apparently. What's up with their middle class? I shouldn't talk about class issues. I get cranky.
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Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Mar 22, 2014 3:33:43 GMT -8
I assume the people moving the gravel were involved in the construction. Perhaps there was a delay or they are in a lull for some other reason. Apparently that's not stopping the squatters (you can see the laundry hanging on the first floor). Maybe the squatters are on the construction crew.
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Post by Dr. Maneep Pamplemousse on Mar 22, 2014 10:34:49 GMT -8
Probably no GREAT pictures today, but they probably won't get up until tomorrow evening. Mostly from our apartment/house shopping trip. Missed several buffalo and cow shots, got a couple goat shots out the window of a moving car, one bird that looked kind of cool, and dirty apartments and villas.
The poverty here is appalling as I knew it would be, but it's still a little jarring how immediate the transition is from affluence to abject poverty. You saw the view out our hotel window, just bear in mind that this is a relatively palatial Westin hotel. There are shanty towns in the evening shadow of the headquarters for the largest bank in India (ICICI, iirc). Still, if you look again at the first photo, you will see a TV satellite dish on a residence about the size of a single tactical unit from D&D 3e/Pathfinder.