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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 8:59 am

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Wd40 wrote:If both him and her are earning $1700 each in India, they will live life king size there compared to $5300 single earning salary here.


Strangely, hundreds of thousands of people rather live a pint-size life in Singapore than king-size in India. Judging by just these forums, Indians primarily amongst them.


Those who live here, typically have wifes who are stay at home from villages mostly not qualified enough to work or do not want to work and take care of kids or husband's salary is a big uplift to cover both or both work here.

I cant imagine a case like the OPs where both can earn 1700 each in India and then one sacrifices her career so that they can have a miserable life in Singapore with just husband earning 5300.

And don't listen to what Vishal says he is one of the long time US return NRI who has made so much of wealth that now he looks at other aspects of life like safety, lack of corruption etc. Most Indians haven't reached that stage to give importance to softer qualities of life before money.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:19 am

Wd40 wrote:Most Indians haven't reached that stage to give importance to softer qualities of life before money.


Do you think they ever will?

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 9:36 am

JR8 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Most Indians haven't reached that stage to give importance to softer qualities of life before money.


Do you think they ever will?


Never :) I mean regarding safety most Indians have this attitude that it wont happen to me. Vishal brought up motorcycist getting killed right? Most Indian motorcyclist dont wear helmets. They plonk 3-4 family members on 1 motorcycle but not buy a car because they want to buy gold and a flat, first :) That is exactly 180 degrees opposite attitude that Singaporeans have regarding safety and kiasuness :)

There are many Indias within India and a writer once said there is a bullock cart India, Scooter India and an Aeroplane India. So its very tough to generalize.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:28 am

Hehehe... a very nice cultural insight.

I remember writing a postcard 30 years ago to my parents, from Calcutta. I had just spent for-ever trying to cross the Howrah Bridge stuck behind several ox-carts. I pondered 'How can they ever become the 1st world country they so aspire to be, when the speed of a city's traffic is determined by an ox-cart'.

Fun times...

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Postby Mi Amigo » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:49 pm

Wd40 wrote:There are many Indias within India and a writer once said there is a bullock cart India, Scooter India and an Aeroplane India.

... And Martian Space Probe India. Truly a country of contrasts.

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India's space programme has moved on significantly since its early days.
Be careful what you wish for

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 1:56 pm

I see bell-bottoms here!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 2:11 pm

Mi Amigo wrote:
Wd40 wrote:There are many Indias within India and a writer once said there is a bullock cart India, Scooter India and an Aeroplane India.

... And Martian Space Probe India. Truly a country of contrasts.

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India's space programme has moved on significantly since its early days.


I though you were having us on until I followed the link! :lol: :lol:

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Postby Wd40 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 2:36 pm

the lynx wrote:I see bell-bottoms here!


Yeah, that's probably a 60s or 70s pic when bell bottoms and big side locks were a rage in India :)

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 6:28 pm

The cow of course is in leather drainpipes.... very late 70s.

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Postby vishalgupta2 » Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:20 pm

Wd40 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
Wd40 wrote:Most Indians haven't reached that stage to give importance to softer qualities of life before money.


Do you think they ever will?


Never :) I mean regarding safety most Indians have this attitude that it wont happen to me. Vishal brought up motorcycist getting killed right? Most Indian motorcyclist dont wear helmets. They plonk 3-4 family members on 1 motorcycle but not buy a car because they want to buy gold and a flat, first :) That is exactly 180 degrees opposite attitude that Singaporeans have regarding safety and kiasuness :)

There are many Indias within India and a writer once said there is a bullock cart India, Scooter India and an Aeroplane India. So its very tough to generalize.


The problem with India is, the moment something goes wrong, no matter how rich you are or how good a life you live, you are handled (mis) by bullock cart India.

I find it weird when people enjoy police beating up suspects in movies (and killing them) and when the same things happen in real life (sometimes to innocents), people make such a drama out of it.


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