The White Tiger: Indian Poverty
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Indian poverty is a known problem which needs to be addressed due to the pollution problems, lack of medical assistance, and no food.
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Eradication of poverty in India: Is it a Distant Dream for Us?

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Poverty is a pervasive concern in a huge country like India. It has been projected that India is home to approximately 33% of the impoverished population of the world. Eradication of poverty in India is a priority for the Indian government.
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The Poverty is a huge concern in India. It is home to about 33% of the poverished population in the world. As you can see, towards the middle of the country the more populated the area gets and the more poverty we see.

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Sindy Teo's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:34 AM

Poverty is a huge problem in various Asian countries but today we would be going in depth to discuss on a certain country,India.India is one of the poorest country in Asia and yet it has a high population.With this in mind the Indian government alongside other organisation to stop or reduce poverty in India.One of the main concerns of India is that it does not have basic services like healthcare,electricity,drinking water and public transport.Thus the government is thinking of increasing employment rate and instill the amount of child birth. From 1970, the Government of India has put into operation many projects and plans intended to do away with poverty. Some of these plans have been effective.I hope India would succeed in facing poverty with their plans.

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 The Caste System is a type of social structure which divides people on the
inherited wealth and social status. Within the Caste System, people are      more expected to marry and interact with people of the same social class as      them. This is a really well known cultural belief in the Indian society.      There are a few characteristics which make the Caste System different. One      being, that caste mobility is extremely rare and usually does not vary;      lower class laborers do not change to high class scholars expect for rare      occasions. Other parts of the Caste may be divided through language,      culture, and economics.

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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

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Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning? In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.
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Katniss Everdeem is choosen to fight to the death for the Hunger Games on live TV. She lives with her mother and sister and regards to the games as a death sentence. She steps in place of her sister for the fight, having survival as a skill that is second nature to her.

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Gujarat Earthquake 2001

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A tragic earthquake hit Mumbai, India on the
     26th of January in 2001. Many lives were affected by this natural disaster
     and therefore being left to die or not being able to seek treatment due to
     lack of medical care. Fortunately enough, “a team of doctors, nurses,
     spiritual care counselors, and support workers” help provide all the
     possible care they can give to victims of the earthquake. Starting off in a
     small town north of Rann of Kutch along with 140 other villages surrounding
     it, the relief team managed to move itself to the areas of the disaster and
     started to provide all of the support that they could give. Over 3000
     patients have been cured because of dedicated doctors and nurses who risked
     their owns lives by taking occupancy of a abandoned Bhaktivedanta hospital
     after the first tremors of the earthquake. It provided free holistic
     healthcare to any of the victims of this natural disaster.

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Poverty in India has gotten to the point of leaving 400,000 people homeless
     in the slums of Mumbai, India alone. Out of the 1.1 Billion people who
     reside in India, a quarter of them manage to live on less than one dollar a
     day and only 700 million of them live on less than two dollars a day. Many
     of Indian’s government officials approach this matter very leisurely and
     say that the poverty shall pass in the next generation or two due to the
     fact of the market forces growing. But there are two other approaches which
     touch the positive spectrum of improving things in Mumbai; one being to
     improve the social and physical conditions of the rural and urban poor.
     This would be done by making more and better roads, cleaner water supplies,
     and rural electrification. This will not only create jobs in India, but it
     will get its people working and have something to live for.

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Check out http://indiavillagefund.org! Home Page
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The India Village Poverty Relief Fund is a organization in Canada which sponsors student from the grades of kindergarden to 12th grade. There main goal is pay for the education of young ambitious students who cannot afford to educate themselves. These sponsorships average to about eight hundred and fifty dollars a year. The organization has accumulated almost three hundred and fifty student to which they commit sponsoring till the end of their educational years. 92% of all of their funds received go to the sponsorship of these students and the other 8% goes to the operational funds of the organization such as hosting the website and a projection device for presentations. Currently they are trying to fund a new science lab that costs around 50,000$ for very deserving students.

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In 2002 Hindu fundamentalists murdered hunreds of Muslims in the town of Gujarat, India. Many reports from the 'Tehelka' magazine where on a undercover mission to reveal the secrets being the cruel Hindu organizations which were behind all the killings. Ashish Khetan was the main reporter who spent six months trying to gather information and evidence by recording videos through micro-devices. One of the government officials who was believed to have been involved in this cruel act was Haresh Bhatt where he restated the words of Gujarat's Minister, "He had given us three days. 'Do what you like'". The sad part behind this whole story is that government and police officials stood by this event and did nothing to stop these murders. In fact, Zakia Jaffri offered the police money to protect her husband. They told her that they where not given orders to protect her and the Hindu fundamentalists cut his arms, legs, and throat.

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The White Tiger

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Balram is a Indian entrepreneur who writes to the Chinese
     Prime minister and tells him his life story of how he became one of the
     best entrepreneurs in India. A lot of the book has dark sarcasm and comedy
     which shows exactly how people do business in his country. As Balram writes
     to the prime minister, he tells him that the people of China are the book
     smart ones and know how to produce everything; the people of India are the
     people who know how to sell everything and deal with the business end of
     things. As we go through the book Balram explains the reason for a wanted
     poster of him being posted in a train station, in case the prime minister
     saw it when he came to India. The India entrepreneur tells us his secret of
     how he got rich at the very end of the book; he tells us that being a
     servant to his master for so long got boring and made him angry, caused him
     to kill his master and take the bag full of money. He throws the body into
     the side of the road, where it lays in between weeds, and runs off to get
     his nephew at the train station, who is already there waiting for him. As
     he arrives, he sees that a wanted poster is already posted and tells the
     prime minister how proud he is of himself for what he has done. In the end
     we see that Balram's form of business is corrupt, deadly, and sarcastic.

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New Delhi is one of the more populated areas in India next to Mumbai. Many people who live in this city do not have any idea of how a outside world looks because poverty is the one that restricts them. Pollution rates are at their highest which create alot of respiratory diseases causing more and more deaths every year.

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"..India, where high pollution levels are at least indirectly responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year." This sentence basically lays out the biggest
    enviornmental problem in India. The situation has gotten so bad that two
     out of every five New Delhi residence has some form of respiratory disease.
     Hospitalization rates are also on the rise with conditions such as asthma,
     lung disease, chronic bronchitis, and heart damage. One of the main reasons
     for such pollution problems is that in 1990 the Indian government loosened
     its foreign trade policies due to the fact of advancements in the economy.
     More companies from the United States have relocating their information and
     call centers to cities in India which lead to a creating a new middle
     class. The creation of this class increased India's consumption rate by
     36%.

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