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Old 04-19-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Thirty-three percent of world’s poorest live in India | India Insight

One in three of world's poorest live in India - The New Indian Express

Amazingly, despite good growth for a decade, its share of extreme poor (folk living on $1.25/day or less) has risen since 1980. That is on account of its obscene population of 1.2 billion.

This is a major achievement for 'incredible' India.

My good friend Alex went there for a 'cricket tour' (he follows England's cricket team around - we were grad school buddies) and vowed never to go again. Mumbai is - in his words - a giant pit of excrement and smells as bad as that sounds.

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Old 04-19-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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Where the World’s Poorest People Live - Real Time Economics - WSJ

To quantify this, India has about as much absolute poor people as the entire population of the European Union countries combined.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:34 PM
 
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India accounts of a higher global share because China has done a much better job at reducing its extreme poor population during the same timeframe. It sounds like you've not been to India though, so the motivation of your post is to somehow explain your racial and/or cultural superiority. Do you feel better?
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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I was just sharing news. Stop looking for other motives.
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:30 AM
 
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News with your sarcastic commentary for good measure. Perhaps share some 'news' about Pakistan's major cultural and economic achievements to add some balance
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:48 PM
 
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Share what you want. I'm not as sensitive as you.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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As an American, I am aware that India is still mostly a poor country. It does come off as a little shocking to me though. Indian Americans tend to be so educated and affluent. Maybe enlightened as well? Very open to other cultures and lifestyles for example. Liberal minded, etc. Its hard to believe India is so not reflective of Indian Americans.
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Old 04-20-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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News with your sarcastic commentary for good measure. Perhaps share some 'news' about Pakistan's major cultural and economic achievements to add some balance
No one pretends Pakistan is a developed state. It has (particularly) since 2007 faced an extremely testing run of events. However, no Pakistani origin people go around saying that country is a 'superpower' or any such thing.

As for the diaspora question, it is a combo of hard work and a degree of self selection. Only those with some resource base can afford a move, typically lower middle class or higher, so it's not the very poorest. So that class background tends to come with a nod to how important education et al is.

I am not a sociologist, my background is in IR, but that's a possible factor.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:09 PM
 
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Not a surprise. The extremely wealthy living next to the extremely poor. Too bad your friend only visited Mumbai. There are other areas to visit for nature;s beauty and such. For me, any city in India is not developed properly. It's a work in progress I guess.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:15 PM
 
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No one pretends Pakistan is a developed state. It has (particularly) since 2007 faced an extremely testing run of events. However, no Pakistani origin people go around saying that country is a 'superpower' or any such thing.

As for the diaspora question, it is a combo of hard work and a degree of self selection. Only those with some resource base can afford a move, typically lower middle class or higher, so it's not the very poorest. So that class background tends to come with a nod to how important education et al is.

I am not a sociologist, my background is in IR, but that's a possible factor.



You won't find any Indian claiming Superpower status. It's a claim pushed forth by the media and it's in reference to the future.
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