We salute them for saying publicly what we all know privately !
Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Environment.
Lalit Bhanot, Gen Secy, Delhi CWG 2010
Lucy Ivimy, Councillor, London
"Our cities are the dirtiest in the world. If there is a Nobel Prize for dirt and filth, India will win it hands down."
"Indians have different standards of hygiene than westerners"
"I know that in India throwing rubbish out of a window and total disregard for the cleanliness of a public area is normal behaviour Ö in London this is not acceptable behaviour."
Let's face it. We Indians have abysmal standards of public hygiene.
Why is the Right to Litter
a fundamental right in India ?
Why have we given up ?
When we become a superpower,
we will surely be the filthiest.
How can we live in such filth?
Why do we care about our homes and not the street ?
Is it because that is someone elseís job?
Donít we have any self-respect, or pride in our surroundings?
Is this an 'Indian' cultural attitude ?
Many poorer countries are far cleaner.
Is it that hard for us to get basic
sanitation right?
Putting an Indian on the moon seems easier than keeping an Indian street clean.
The Ugly Indian
Will The Ugly Indian ever change ? Is there any hope ?